Adriana Pleşa

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PURPOSE Follicular lymphoma (FL) is the most common subtype of indolent lymphomas. Rituximab is widely used alone or in combination therapy for the treatment of FL. Despite its well-established clinical efficacy, a subpopulation of patients does not respond to rituximab and most patients will relapse after therapy. The mechanisms of action and resistance to(More)
GA101 is a novel glycoengineered Type II CD20 monoclonal antibody. When compared with rituximab, it mediates less complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). As expected for a Type II antibody, GA101 appears not to act through CDC and is more potent than the Type I antibody rituximab in inducing cell death via nonclassical induction of apoptosis cytotoxicity,(More)
PURPOSE The CD38 cell surface antigen is expressed in diverse hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma, B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and T-cell ALL. Here, we assessed the antitumor activity of the anti-CD38 antibody SAR650984. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Activity of(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD) quantification is widely used for therapeutic stratification in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A robust, reproducible, sensitivity of at least 0.01% has been achieved for IG/TCR clonal rearrangements using allele-specific quantitative PCR (IG/TCR-QPCR) within the EuroMRD consortium. Whether multiparameter flow(More)
OBJECTIVES Low-dose cytarabine (LD-AraC) is still regarded as the standard of care in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) 'unfit' for intensive chemotherapy. In this study, we reported our experience with LD-AraC in patients ≥ 70 years old and compared the results to those of intensive chemotherapy, best supportive care (BSC), or(More)
It has been recently shown that DNA methyl transferase overexpression is correlated with unfavourable prognosis in human malignancies while methylation deregulation remains a hallmark that defines acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The oncogenic transcription factor EVI1 is involved in methylation deregulation and its overexpression plays a major role for(More)
BACKGROUND The poor prognosis for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) raises questions regarding the benefit of treating them with intensive chemotherapy. The impact of initial characteristics on prognosis has been addressed previously in elderly patients; however, very few data are available regarding the prognostic value of immunophenotypic(More)
resistance in melanoma reveals a strategy to forestall drug resistance. Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) is an immunoconjugate, combining an anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody to calicheamicin, a highly cytotoxic antibiotic. First developed as single agent in adults with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 1 it was then evaluated in combination with chemotherapy in(More)
High-dose melphalan (HDM) is an essential component in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Few data are available regarding genetic polymorphisms associated with patient outcome or toxicity in this setting. To identify such polymorphisms, we performed a retrospective analysis, genotyping single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with the(More)
BACKGROUND Minimal residual disease (MRD) assessment provides a powerful prognostic factor for therapeutic stratification in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) has the potential for a rapid and sensitive identification of high risk patients. Our group has previously published that MRD levels analyzed by clone specific(More)