Alessandro Levis

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Peter L. Greenberg,1 Heinz Tuechler,2 Julie Schanz,3 Guillermo Sanz,4 Guillermo Garcia-Manero,5 Francesc Solé,6 John M. Bennett,7 David Bowen,8 Pierre Fenaux,9 Francois Dreyfus,10 Hagop Kantarjian,5 Andrea Kuendgen,11 Alessandro Levis,12 Luca Malcovati,13 Mario Cazzola,13 Jaroslav Cermak,14 Christa Fonatsch,15 Michelle M. Le Beau,16 Marilyn L. Slovak,17(More)
BACKGROUND All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) with chemotherapy is the standard of care for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), resulting in cure rates exceeding 80%. Pilot studies of treatment with arsenic trioxide with or without ATRA have shown high efficacy and reduced hematologic toxicity. METHODS We conducted a phase 3, multicenter trial comparing ATRA(More)
PURPOSE Starting from November 2001, 260 newly diagnosed patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) were consecutively enrolled in parallel Italian and Danish prospective trials to evaluate the prognostic role of an early interim 2-[(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan and the International Prognostic Score (IPS) in advanced(More)
BACKGROUND In this trial of the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, we compared a protocol that entailed a hematopoietic stem-cell autograft followed by an allograft from an HLA-identical sibling with a protocol of tandem autografts. METHODS We enrolled 162 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed myeloma who were 65 years of age or younger(More)
PURPOSE Short imatinib pulses were added to chemotherapy to improve the long-term survival of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) -positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), to optimize complete remission (CR) and stem-cell transplantation (SCT) rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 94 total patients (age range, 19 to 66 years), 35 represented the(More)
In this randomized multicenter study of 136 patients, 6 courses of CHOP (cyclo-phosphamide/doxorubicin/vincristine/prednisone) followed by rituximab (CHOP-R) were compared with rituximab-supplemented high-dose sequential chemotherapy with autografting (R-HDS) to assess the value of intensified chemo-therapy as a first-line treatment for high-risk follicular(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly Hodgkin's disease patients have a poor prognosis. The question arises whether these patients need aggressive treatment or a palliative strategy. So far, as a consequence of the scarcity of trials designed for them, useful information can be obtained only by retrospective analyses. METHODS We retrospectively studied clinical data from(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of azacitidine for the treatment of high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes has prompted the issue of its potential role even in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS The authors analyzed 82 patients with AML who were diagnosed according to World Health Organization criteria. The median patient age was 72 years (range,(More)
PURPOSE In this multicenter, prospective, randomized clinical trial on advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), the efficacy and toxicity of two chemotherapy regimens, doxorubicin, vinblastine, mechlorethamine, vincristine, bleomycin, etoposide, and prednisone (Stanford V) and mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone, epidoxirubicin, bleomycin,(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether interim positron emission tomography (iPET) is prognostic in a cohort of patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) homogeneously treated with 3-4 cycles of ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine) followed by 30 Gy involved field radiotherapy. Eighty patients were selected (stage I-IIA(More)