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In this multicenter retrospective study, the outcomes of 836 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who underwent transplantation with a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-identical sibling donor were analyzed according to 2 types of conditioning: reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in 215 patients, and standard myeloablative (or high-dose) conditioning(More)
The Chronic Leukemia Working Party of the EBMT has collected data on 118 patients of median age 24 years (range 0.3 to 53 years) who underwent an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from unrelated donors for treatment of MDS or secondary AML (RA/RARS, n = 24; RAEB, n = 26; RAEB-t, n = 34; CMML, n = 12; sAML, n = 22) between 1986 and 1996. The data were(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) using reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) has potential to be a promising treatment of aggressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Since available clinical data obtained with this novel approach are very limited, we have performed a survey on this issue. Data of 77 patients were collected from 29 European Group(More)
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) offers a potential cure for younger patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML). More than 600 patients from 50 European centers have now been reported to the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). We retrospectively analyzed 131 patients reported(More)
Intensive chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) may provide an alternative therapy for young patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia following MDS (sAML) lacking a suitable donor. We report the results for 79 patients with MDS/sAML transplanted with autologous marrow in first complete remission(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to examine the characteristics of transplant activity for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) older than 50 years within the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and to evaluate the factors predicting outcome within this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) for patients with refractory anaemia may result in a 50% event-free survival, but the high non-relapse mortality (NRM) precludes a general application of this therapeutic modality. This study evaluated the impact of various pre-transplant variables, including disease duration, intensity of the conditioning(More)
A total of 229 patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in chronic phase were randomized between 1986 and 1990 to receive or not receive additional splenic irradiation as part of their conditioning prior to bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Both groups, 115 patients with and 114 patients without splenic irradiation, were very similar regarding(More)
BACKGROUND As rare myelomas, i.e. the IgD, IgE, IgM and non-secretory forms, constitute only a small proportion of any study, relatively little is known about their prognosis in the era of peripheral stem cell transplantation. DESIGN AND METHODS We used the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Myeloma Database to compare the outcome(More)
This study analysed the outcome of 563 Aplastic Anaemia (AA) children aged 0-12 years reported to the Severe Aplastic Anaemia Working Party database of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, according to treatment received. Overall survival (OS) after upfront human leucocyte antigen-matched family donor (MFD) haematopoietic stem cell(More)