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Listed below are publications from the New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program and publications in which NCBP scientists participated.

Unrelated Umbilical Cord Blood Unit Selection. A. Scaradavou. Seminars in Hematology 2010; 47:13-21.

Combined Effect of Total Nucleated Cell Dose and HLA-Match on Transplant Outcome in 1061 Cord Blood Recipients with Hematological Malignancies. J.N. Barker, A. Scaradavou, C.E. Stevens. Blood 2010; 115: 1843-1849.

Cord blood banking for clinical transplantation. P. Rubinstein. Bone Marrow Transplant 2009; 44: 635-642.

Re-exposure of cord blood to non-inherited maternal HLA antigens improves transplant outcome in hematological malignancies and might enhance its anti-leukemic effect. J.J. van Rood, C.E. Stevens, J. Schmits, C. Carrier, C. Carpenter, A. Scaradavou. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2009; 106: 19952-19957.

Cord blood banking: ‘providing cord blood banking for a nation’. S. Querol, P. Rubinstein, S.G. March, J. Goldman, J.A. Madrigal. Br J Haematol 2009; 147: 227-235.

Extracellular DNA in cord blood plasma and applications in cord blood banking for sample identification. M.S. Albano, A. Scaradavou, C.E. Stevens, P. Rubinstein. Transfusion 2009; 49: 1685-1691.

Umbilical cord blood regulatory T-cell expansion and functional effects of tumor necrosis factor receptor family members OX40 and 4-1BB expressed on artificial-antigen presenting cells. K.L. Hippen, P. Harker-Murray, S.B. Porter, S.C. Merckel, A. Londer, D.K. Taylor, M. Bina, A. Panoskaltsis-Mortari, P. Rubinstein, N. van Rooijen, T.N. Golovina, M.M. Suhoski, J.S. Miller, J.E. Wagner, C.H. June, J.L. Riley, B.R. Blazar. Blood 2008; 112:2847-2857.

Combined Neonatal Blood Transplants in a Parent-to-F1 Mouse Model: Improved Survival Rates and Stable Long-term Engraftment. A. Scaradavou, D. Sung, P. Rubinstein. Am J Hematol 2007; 82: 961-969.

Umbilical cord blood collection: do patients really understand?Fox NS, Stevens C, Ciubotariu R, Rubinstein P, McCullough LB, Chervenak FA. J Perinat Med 2007, 35: 314-321.

Comparison of Outcomes after Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood and Bone Marrow in Children with Acute Leukemia. M. Eapen, P. Rubinstein, M-J. Zhang, C. Stevens, J. Kurtzberg, A. Scaradavou, F.R. Loberiza, R.E. Champlin, J.P. Klein, M.M. Horowitz, J.E. Wagner.  Lancet 2007; 369 (9577): 1947-54.

Umbilical Cord Blood transplantation and Cytomegalovirus: Post-transplant infection and donor screening. M.S. Albano, P.E. Taylor, R.F. Pass, A. Scaradavou, R. Ciubotariu, C. Carrier, L. Dobrila, P. Rubinstein, C.E. Stevens. Blood 2006; 108:4275-82.

Why cord blood? P. Rubinstein. Human Immunol 2006; 67: 398-404.

Comparable long-term survival after unrelated and HLA-matched sibling donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute leukemia in children younger than 18 months. M. Eapen, P. Rubinstein, M.J. Zhang, B.M. Camita, C. Stevens, M.S. Cairo, S.M. Davies, J.J. Doyle, J. Kurtzberg, M.A. Pulsipher, J.J. Ortega, A. Scaradavou, M.M. Horowitz, J.E. Wagner.  J Clin Oncol 2006; 24(1): 145-51.

Immunophenotype of hematopoietic stem cells from placental/umbilical cord blood after culture. Pranke P, Hendrikx J, Debnath C, Alespeiti G, Rubinstein P, Nardi N, Visser J. Braz J Med & Bio Res 2005; 38: 1775-1789.

Outcomes after transplantation of cord blood or bone marrow from unrelated donors for adults with leukemia.  M.J. Laughlin, M. Eapen, P. Rubinstein, J.E. Wagner, M-J Zhang, R.E. Champlin, C. Stevens, J.N. Barker, R.P. Gale, H.M. Lazarus, D.I. Marks, J.J. van Rood, A. Scaradavou and M.M. Horowitz. NEJM 2004; 351: 2265-2275.

Cord-blood transplants from unrelated donors in patients with Hurler's Syndrome.
Staba SL, Escolar ML, Poe M, Kim Y, Martin PL, Szabolcs P, Allison-Thacker J, Wood S, Wenger PA, Rubinstein P, Hopwood JJ, Krivit W and Kurtzberg, J. N Eng J Med, 2004; 350:1960-1969.

Obstetric predictors of placental/umbilical cord blood volume for transplantation.
Jones J, Stevens CE, Rubinstein P, Robertazzi RR, Kerr A, and Cabbad MF. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2003; 188(2):503-9.

Placental/umbilical cord blood for unrelated bone marrow reconstitution: Relevance of nucleated red blood cells.
Stevens CE, Gladstone J, Taylor PE, Scaradavou A, Migliaccio AR, Visser J, Dobrila, NL, Carrier C, Cabbad M, Wernet P, Kurtzberg J, and Rubinstein P. Blood, 2002; 100:2662-2664.

Hematopoietic engraftment and survival in adult recipients of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors.
Laughlin MJ, Barker J, Bambach B, Koc ON, Rizzieri DA, Wagner JE, Gerson SL, Lazarus HM, Cairo M, Stevens CE, Rubinstein P, and Kurtzberg J. New Engl J Med, 2001; 344:1815-1822.

Comparison of outcomes of unrelated bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants in children with acute leukemia.
Vanderson R, Comish J, Sievers EL, Filipovich A, Locatelli F, Peters C, Remberger M, Michel G, Arcese W, Dallorso S, Tiedmann K, Busca A, Chan KW, Kato S, Ortega J, Vowels M, Zander A, Souillet G, Oakill A, Woolfrey A, Pay AL, Green A, Garnier F, Ionescu I, Wernet P, Sirchia G, Rubinstein P, Chevret S, and Gluckman E. Blood, 2001; 97:2962-2971.

The New York Blood Center's Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Program: Experience with a "new" source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation.
Rubinstein P, and Stevens CE. Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop, 2001; 33:47-70.

Graft-versus-leukemia induced complete remission following unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation for acute leukemia.
Howrey RP, Martin PL, Driscoll T, Szabolcs P, Kelly T, Shpall EJ, Bearman SI, Slat-Vasquez V, Rubinstein P, Stevens CE, and Kurtzberg J. Bone Marrow Transplant, 2000; 26:1251-1254.

Cell dose and speed of engraftment in placental/umbilical cord blood transplantation: Graft progenitor cell content is a better predictor than nucleated cell quantity.
Migliaccio AR, Adamson JW, Stevens CE, Dobrila LN, Carrier CM, and Rubinstein P. Blood, 2000; 96:2717-2722.

The frequency and proliferative potential of megakaryocytic colony-forming cells (Meg-CFC) in cord blood, cytokine-mobilized peripheral blood and bone marrow, and their correlation with total CFC numbers: Implications for the quantitation of Meg-CFC to predict platelet engraftment following cord blood transplantation.
vonDrygalski A, Xu G, Constantinescu D, Kashiwakura I, Farley T, Dobrila NL, Rubinstein P, and Adamson JW. Bone Marrow Transplant, 2000; 25:1029-1034.

Placental blood for bone marrow replacement: The New York Blood Center's program and clinical results.
Rubinstein P, and Stevens CE. Balliere's Best Practice & Research in Clinical Hematology, 2000; 13:565-584.

Measurements from normal umbilical cord blood of four lysosomal enzymatic activities: A-L-iduronidase (Hurler), galactocerebrosidase (globoid cell leukodystrophy), arylsufatase A (metachromatic leukodystrophy), arylsulfatase B (Maroteaux-Lamy).
deGasperi R, Raghavan SS, Gama Sosa MA, Kolodny EH, Carrier CM, Rubinstein P, Peters C, Wagner J, Kurtzberg J, and Krivit W. Bone Marrow Transplant, 2000; 25:541-544.

Unrelated placental blood in marrow transplantation.
Kurtzberg J, Martin P, Chao N, Stevens CE, and Rubinstein P. Stem Cells, 2000; 18:153-154.

The Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Program of the New York Blood Center: A progress report.
Ann NY Acad Sci, 1999; 872:328-34.

Outcomes among 562 recipients of placental-blood transplants from unrelated donors.
Rubinstein P, Carrier CM, Scaradavou A, Kurtzberg J, Adamson J, Migliaccio AR, Berkowitz RL, Cabbad M, Dobrila NL, Taylor PE, Rosenfield RE, and Stevens CE. New Engl J Med, 1998; 339:1565-1577.

Hematologic engraftment and reconstitution of immune function post unrelated placental cord blood transplant in an adult with acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Laughlin MJ, Rizzieri DA, Smith CA, Moore JO, Lilly S, McGaughey D, Martin P, Carrier C, Stevens CE, Rubinstein P, Buckley R, and Kurtzberg J. Leuk Res, 1998; 22:215-9.

A murine model for human cord blood transplantation: Near-term fetal and neonatal peripheral blood cells can achieve long-term bone marrow engraftment in sublethally irradiated adult recipients.
Scaradavou A, Isola L, Rubinstein P, Galperin Y, Najfeld V, Berlin D, Gordon J, and Weinberg RS. Blood, 1997; 89:1089-1099.

Detection of maternal DNA in placental/umbilical cord blood by locus-specific amplification of the noninherited maternal HLA gene.
Scaradavou A, Carrier C, Mollen N, Stevens CE, and Rubinstein P. Blood, 1996; 88:1494-1500.

Cord blood transplantation from an unrelated donor in an adult with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Laporte JP, Gorin NC, Rubinstein P, Lesage S, Portnoi MF, Barbu V, Lopez M, Douay L, and Najman A. New Engl J Med, 1996; 335:167-170.

Placental blood as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation into unrelated recipients.
Kurtzberg J, Laughlin M, Graham ML, Smith C, Olson JF, Halperin, EC, Ciocci G, Carrier C, Stevens CE, and Rubinstein P. New Engl J Med, 1996; 335:157-166.

Processing and cryopreservation of placental/umbilical cord blood for unrelated bone marrow reconstitution.
Rubinstein P, Dobrila L, Rosenfield RE, Adamson, JW, Migliaccio G, Migliaccio AR, Taylor PE, and Stevens CE. Proc Natl Acad Sci, (USA), 1995; 92:10119-10122.

Collection, separation and cryopreservation of umbilical cord blood for use in transplantation.
Harris DT, Schumacher MJ, Rychlik S, Booth A, Acevedo A, Rubinstein P, Bard J, and Boyse, EA. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 1994; 13:135-143.

Umbilical cord blood infusion in a patient for correction of wiskott aldrich syndrome.
Kernan NA, Schroeder ML, Ciavarella D, Pretii RA, Rubinstein P, and O'Reilly RJ. Blood Cells, 1994; 20 (2): 245-248.

The use of umbilical cord blood in mismatched related and unrelated hemopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Kurtzberg J, Graham M, Casey J, Olson J, Stevens CE, and Rubinstein P. Blood Cells, 1994; 20 (2):275-284.

Unrelated placental blood for bone marrow reconstitution: Organization of the placental blood program.
Rubinstein P, Taylor PE, Scaradavou A, Adamson JW, Migliaccio G, Emanuel D, Berkowitz RL, Alvarez E, and Stevens CE. Blood Cells, 1994; 20 (2):587-600.

Placental blood-derived hematopoietic stem cells for unrelated bone marrow reconstitution.
Rubinstein P. J Hematother, 1993; 2(2):207-210.

Stored placental blood for unrelated bone marrow reconstitution.
Rubinstein P, Rosenfield RE, Adamson JW, and Stevens CE. Blood, 1993; 81:1679-1690.

Growth characteristics and expansion of human umbilical cord blood and estimation of its potential for transplantation in adults.
Broxmeyer HE, Hangoc G, Cooper S, Ribeiro RC, Graves V, Yoder M, Wagner J, Vadhan-Raj S, Benninger L, Rubinstein P, and Broun ER. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 1992; 89:4109-4113.

 


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