Stephen John Proctor

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This study evaluated the incidence and outcome of Hodgkin's disease (HD) in older patients using a population-based approach. In total, 102 patients (52 men, 50 women) aged >or= 60 years presented in the Northern Health Region of England (population of 3.09 million) between 1 January 1991 and 31 December 1998 and were studied prospectively. The age-specific(More)
The true incidence and prognosis of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in adults is unknown. We present the results of a prospective study in a population-based cohort of newly presenting adults (> or = 16 years) with ITP and platelet count of < 50 x 109/l, which took place between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 1999 in the former Northern Health(More)
Anti-apoptotic factors including IAP-survivin and bcl-2 are involved in carcinogenesis and predict for disease outcome for patients with cancer. We used RT-PCR and specific primers to generate two recombinant IAP-survivin proteins; one encoding for the full-length protein and the second comprising the survivin sequence incorporating amino acids 98 to 142.(More)
A 4-year prospective study of de novo acute myeloid leukaemia in patients aged 56 years and over was undertaken in the Northern Region of England (population 3.09 million). The study was conducted to assess the incidence and outcome of treatment in all elderly patients diagnosed between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1991. Two hundred cases de novo AML(More)
A number of cytotoxic agents have been implicated in the production of widespread pulmonary alveolar damage. We present a case of life-threatening alveolitis in a patient on hydroxyurea for chronic myeloid leukaemia. The clinical course suggests that the alveolitis was induced by the hydroxyurea. This is the first reported case of hydroxyurea-induced(More)
We have reported previously (C. N. Robson et al., Cancer Res., 46: 6290-6294, 1986) the isolation of a Chinese hamster ovary cell line, designated CHO-Chlr, that exhibits resistance to bifunctional nitrogen mustards while maintaining the normal parental level of sensitivity to several other alkylating agents. We have compared the rate of formation and(More)
We report the safety and efficacy of 34 consecutive autologous bone marrow transplant (ABMT) procedures performed in adult patients with high-grade lymphoid malignancy after remission induction therapy. Fifteen patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and six with high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) received pretransplant conditioning with(More)
Enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is a rare type of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. At present, there are no standardized diagnostic or treatment protocols for EATL. We describe EATL in a population-based setting and evaluate a new treatment with aggressive chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). From 1979 onward the Scotland(More)
Between May 1984 and October 1995 we performed 114 autologous stem cell transplants for lymphoma in our centre; 77/114 (68%) were transplanted after primary therapy. The conditioning regimen varied according to diagnosis; 26 patients were conditioned with melphalan and total body irradiation, 66 received melphalan and etoposide and the remainder (50) were(More)
Chromosomal abnormalities are increasingly used to risk stratify adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Published data describing the age-specific incidence of chromosomal abnormalities and their prognostic relevance are largely derived from clinical trials. Trials frequently have age restrictions and low recruitment rates. Thus we investigated these(More)