RESEARCH REPORT Michael Kaufman A dose-adjusted regimen of etoposide, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide with vincristine, prednisone, and rituximab (DA-EPOCH-R) obviated the need for radiotherapy in patients with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma in a single-group, phase II, prospective study.
RESEARCH REPORT Anna Azvolinsky Researchers have identified a novel monoclonal antibody directly targeted against a receptor found in abundance on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells, but not normal B cells. The humanized antibody can directly kill CLL cells.
RESEARCH REPORT Michael Kaufman Targeting the bone marrow–specific extracellular matrix osteopontin may be an effective strategy to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to the authors of a recent study.
REVIEW ARTICLE Shadi Latta, et al;ONCOLOGY Vol. 27 No. 2 In this review, we critically analyze clinical trials that were specifically designed for the very elderly, and we discuss the challenges encountered by investigators who are conducting studies in this patient population.
Primary central nervous system lymphomas, predominantly diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (PCNS-DLBCL), are aggressive malignancies, and no histopathological variables with independent prognostic value are currently available. The aim of this study is to determine the prognostic value of histopathological variables of PCNS-DLBCL.
Aggregative perivascular tumor cells (APVTs) and reactive perivascular T cell infiltrates (RPVIs) in tumor samples from 6
The alkylating agent temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used for the treatment of gliomas. Although reports of treatment-related myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) associated with TMZ are accumulating, it remains unclear whether TMZ has the same leukemogenic potential as other alkylating agents.
We performed a single-institution retrospective analysis using a database of 359 glioma patie
The optimal treatment strategy in patients with aggressive B cell central nervous system lymphoma suitable to receive intensive therapy is unknown. The benefit of incorporating rituximab in systemic therapy remains unclear. We performed a retrospective study examining the impact of rituximab in the context of concomitant therapies, including methotrexate, cytarabine, and radiotherapy, in patients treated with curative intent at 4 university teaching hospitals during 1996–2
The standard of care for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is systemic chemotherapy with or without whole brain radiotherapy or intrathecal chemotherapy. In contrast to treatment for other brain tumors, efforts at resection are discouraged. This is a secondary analysis of the German PCNSL Study Group–1 trial, a large randomized phase III study comprising 526 patients with PCNSL. Progression-free survival (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.39; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.10–1.74; P<
Although most children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive, the noncognitive neurologic sequelae of ALL treatment are inadequately described, and most reported studies utilize self-administered questionnaires. We undertook a prospective, IRB-approved, cross-sectional study to define neurologic morbidity in ALL survivors who were more than 5 years from diagnosis. An investigator administered the questionnaire and disability scales, and a board-certified neurologist performed a quanti