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Standardized criteria for assessing response are essential to ensure comparability among clinical trials for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). An international working group of experienced clinicians involved in the management of patients with MDS reviewed currently used response definitions and developed a uniform set of guidelines for future(More)
Salvage of patients with relapsed and refractory Hodgkin disease (HD) with high-dose chemoradiotherapy (HDT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) results in event-free survival (EFS) rates from 30% to 50%. Unfortunately, the reduction in toxicity associated with modern supportive care has improved EFS by only 5% to 10% and has not reduced the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a chemotherapy regimen that consisted of ifosfamide administered as an infusion with bolus carboplatin, and etoposide (ICE) supported by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) for cytoreduction and stem-cell mobilization in transplant-eligible patients with primary refractory or relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS(More)
The nuclear receptor superfamily of transcription factors, which includes the retinoic acid receptors and v-erb A, play important roles in the molecular control of hematopoiesis. To identify nuclear receptors expressed in hematopoietic cells, we screened a human bone marrow cDNA library using a degenerate oligonucleotide and isolated a 1.85-kb full-length(More)
Lethal 3 malignant brain tumor 1 (L3MBTL1), a homolog of the Drosophila polycomb tumor suppressor l(3)mbt, contains three tandem MBT repeats (3xMBT) that are critical for transcriptional repression. We recently reported that the 3xMBT repeats interact with mono- and dimethylated lysines in the amino termini of histones H4 and H1b to promote(More)
To isolate transcription factors important in the regulation of the human interleukin-3 (IL-3) gene, we screened a lambda gt11 cDNA library, constructed from phytohemagglutinin-stimulated human T-cell RNA, with a probe containing regulatory sequences in the upstream region of the IL-3 gene (located from bp -165 to -128 and referred to as the DNase I(More)
Delayed platelet recovery is a significant complication after both autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). A multicenter, phase I dose-escalation study of recombinant human thrombopoietin (rhTPO) was conducted to assess its safety and to obtain preliminary data on its efficacy in patients with persistent severe(More)
The underlying etiology of aplastic anemia is unknown in the majority of patients, although medications, chemical exposure, or viral infections can be implicated in some. Genetic susceptibility to a variety of diseases has been shown and it has recently been suggested that aplastic anemia is more common in individuals who are HLA DR2+ than in the general(More)
Deletions of the long arm of chromosome 20 have been reported in a wide range of myeloid disorders and may reflect loss of critical tumor suppressor gene(s). To identify such candidate genes, 65 human myeloid cell line DNAs were screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for evidence of allelic loss at 39 highly polymorphic loci on the long arm of(More)
Lenalidomide is the approved treatment for patients with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion-dependent lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chromosome 5q deletion (del(5q)). We report the long-term outcomes (median follow-up 3.2 years) in patients treated with lenalidomide in the MDS-003 trial. RBC transfusion independence (TI) ≥ 8 weeks was achieved(More)