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PURPOSE Radioimmunotherapy combines biologic and radiolytic mechanisms to target and destroy tumor cells, thus offering a needed therapeutic alternative for refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients. This phase III randomized study compares the novel radioimmunotherapy yttrium-90 ((90)Y) ibritumomab tiuxetan with a control immunotherapy, rituximab,(More)
We report updated time-to-event variables of a phase III randomized study comparing yttrium 90-labeled ibritumomab with rituximab standard therapy in 143 rituximab-naive patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade, follicular, or transformed CD20+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Most patients (79%) had follicular lymphoma. Patients were randomized to(More)
BACKGROUND Bendamustine hydrochloride is a novel alkylating agent. In this multicenter study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of single-agent bendamustine in patients with rituximab-refractory, indolent B-cell lymphoma. METHODS Eligible patients (N = 100, ages 31-84 years) received bendamustine at a dose of 120 mg/m(2) by intravenous(More)
PURPOSE A pilot study of the antiandrogen bicalutamide at 150 mg. a day for androgen independent prostate cancer was performed. This study was based on the possibility that androgen independent cases might display responses to additional hormonal agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 31 androgen independent cases with an increasing prostate(More)
PURPOSE Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a B-cell disorder. Despite advances in the therapy, WM remains incurable. As such, novel therapeutic agents are needed for the treatment of WM. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In this multicenter study, 27 patients with WM received up to eight cycles of bortezomib at 1.3 mg/m(2) on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. All but one(More)
The occurrence of radiation necrosis to the extravasation of therapeutic radionuclide-yttrium-90-ibritumomab tiuxetan-is described, as well as the subsequent steps taken to both address the occurrence and to prevent the re-occurrence of such an adverse event. Published reports on the extravasation of diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides are reviewed, as(More)
We developed a personalized cancer vaccine in which patient-derived acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are fused with autologous dendritic cells, generating a hybridoma that potently stimulates broad antitumor responses. We report results obtained from the first 17 AML patients, who achieved remission after chemotherapy and were then serially vaccinated to(More)
This phase 1/2 study is the first prospective evaluation of lenalidomide-bortezomib-dexamethasone in front-line myeloma. Patients (N = 66) received 3-week cycles (n = 8) of bortezomib 1.0 or 1.3 mg/m(2) (days 1, 4, 8, 11), lenalidomide 15 to 25 mg (days 1-14), and dexamethasone 40 or 20 mg (days 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12). Responding patients proceeded to(More)
The marginal zone lymphomas (MZLs) are a recently defined group of related diseases that probably arise from a common cell of origin, the marginal zone B cell. Data on therapy for subtypes other than gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma has been largely limited to retrospective case series. This prospective phase 2 study of fludarabine(More)
An initial CT of a 59-year-old man with increasing back pain and weight loss showed lymphadenopathy in multiple nodal beds. A biopsy showed diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). After initial chemotherapy, residual disease prompted an autologous stem cell transplant. After a follow-up FDG-PET/CT scan showed no FDG-avid disease, a subsequent study showed(More)