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Therapeutic options for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) resistant to 400 to 600 mg imatinib are limited. Escalating imatinib doses may overcome resistance. Dasatinib, a significantly more potent inhibitor of BCR-ABL, is safe and effective in this population. Patients with imatinib-resistant chronic-phase (CP) CML were randomized 2:1 to 140 mg dasatinib(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous alemtuzumab compared with chlorambucil in first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received alemtuzumab (30 mg three times per week, for up to 12 weeks) or chlorambucil (40 mg/m(2) every 28 days, for up to 12 months).(More)
The efficacy and toxicity of cladribine (2-CdA) + prednisone (P) versus chlorambucil (Chl) + P were compared in previously untreated patients with progressive or symptomatic chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in a randomized, multicenter prospective trial. Eligible patients were assigned to either 2-CdA 0.12 mg/kg per day in 2-hour infusions and P 30(More)
Between January 1992 and January 1999, we treated 378 B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients with cladribine (2-CdA), and 255 of the patients were also treated with prednisone. A total of 194 patients were previously untreated, and 184 had relapsed or refractory disease after previous other therapy. Complete response (CR) was obtained in 111 (29.4%)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Thalidomide is currently used as a very promising drug in patients with recurrent multiple myeloma or those refractory to chemotherapy. Literature data show prolonged survival in patients with advanced multiple myeloma treated with thalidomide but the optimal time and dose of thalidomide treatment remain to be established. DESIGN(More)
The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness and the toxicity of a combined chemotherapy consisting of cladribine (2-CdA), mitoxantrone and cyclophosphamide (CMC regimen) in the treatment of previously untreated B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). From August 1998 to December 2000 2-CdA was administered at a dosage of 0.12 mg/kg(More)
In this multicenter study, we assessed the use of palifermin (recombinant human-keratinocyte growth factor 1) in the prevention of oral mucositis (OM) and acute GvHD (aGvHD) induced by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Fifty-three patients with hematological diseases received three doses of palifermin (60 mug/kg once daily i.v.) pre- and(More)
Enzyme replacement treatment (ERT) is effective in controlling the clinical and biochemical manifestation of type I Gaucher disease. Little is known on the evolution of bone marrow histology caused by ERT. We compared the pretreatment trephine bone marrow biopsies in five patients (F32, F41, F50, M55, and M46) with the control biopsies performed after 26-32(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of a purine analog, cladribine or fludarabine, to the standard induction regimen affects the outcome of adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS A cohort of 652 untreated AML patients with median age 47 years (range, 17 to 60 years) were randomly assigned to(More)