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Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be cured by surgical resection, but a substantial fraction of patients ultimately dies due to distant metastasis. In this study, we used subtractive hybridization to identify gene expression differences in stage I NSCLC tumors that either did or did not metastasize in the course of disease. Individual(More)
Somatic mutations of the receptor tyrosine kinase Flt3 consisting of internal tandem duplications (ITD) occur in 20% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia. They are associated with a poor prognosis of the disease. In this study, we characterized the oncogenic potential and signaling properties of Flt3 mutations. We constructed chimeric molecules that(More)
PURPOSE The study was initiated to obtain epidemiologic data and information on anatomic and histologic distribution, clinical features, and treatment results in patients with primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (PGI NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 1992 and November 1996, 371 PGI NHL patients were eligible to evaluate clinical(More)
  • B. Emmerich, R. Pichlmeier, +6 authors J. Rastetter
  • 1982
Protein synthesis primed by endogenous messenger RNA (mRNA) as well as polyuridylic acid-[poly (U)] directed polyphenylalanin synthesis was measured in extracts of blood lymphocytes from a series of 50 chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients and compared with the prognostic stage. Patients were clinically classified according to the new international(More)
Alkyl-lysophospholipids (ALP) inhibited the uptake of [3H]thymidine by cells from a variety of human urologic tumors in vitro. Cells of prostate carcinomas, a seminoma, various bladder carcinomas and teratocarcinomas showed proliferation rates that were 10% of those of the controls when incubated with some ALP for longer than 24 hours. Concentrations as low(More)
We have studied the effect of recombinant human hematopoietic growth factors (interleukin-3 [rhIL-3], granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor [rhGM-CSF], and granulocyte CSF [rhG-CSF]) on the clonal growth of human colon adenocarcinoma cell lines HTB-38, CCL 187, and WiDr (CCL 218). The factors stimulated clonal growth of HTB-38 and CCL 187 in a(More)
Patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) show heterogeneous treatment outcomes. We used gene-expression profiling to develop a gene signature that predicts overall survival (OS) in CN-AML. Based on data from 163 patients treated in the German AMLCG 1999 trial and analyzed on oligonucleotide microarrays, we used supervised(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of age and disease variables to the outcome of untreated patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving varying intensive induction chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients 16 to 85 years of age with primary AML, known karyotype, and uniform postremission chemotherapy enrolled onto(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a multifunctional cytokine, potently stimulates angiogenesis including tumor neovascularization. Although well established in solid tumors, the role of VEGF in bone marrow neoangiogenesis and paracrine tumor-stromal cell interactions in lymphohematopoietic malignancies has not been fully elucidated. In multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with aggressive lymphoma and high-risk features at the time of diagnosis are reported to have a poor prognosis with standard therapy. Attempts to improve the results achieved with the combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) using second-generation or third-generation chemotherapy have failed. In(More)