Anja van Biezen

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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)
In this multicenter retrospective study, the outcomes of 836 patients with myelo-dysplastic syndrome (MDS) who underwent transplantation with a human leuko-cyte 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)
In this multicenter retrospective study, the outcomes of 234 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who underwent transplantation between 1995 and 1999 from HLA-identical siblings were analyzed according to the hematopoietic stem cell source used, that is, bone marrow (BM, n = 132) or granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized peripheral blood(More)
BACKGROUND After successful treatment of malignant diseases, therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia have emerged as significant problems. DESIGN AND METHODS The aim of this study was to investigate outcome and risk factors in patients with therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia who underwent(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is the only proven cure for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a rare disease in childhood. We report outcomes of 314 children with Philadelphia-chromosome-positive (Ph+) CML undergoing SCT from HLA-matched siblings (n = 182) or volunteer-unrelated donors (VUD; n = 132). Three-year overall survival (OS) and(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow fibrosis in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome is associated with a poor outcome, but whether the outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation is related to the degree of bone marrow fibrosis is unknown. DESIGN AND METHODS Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome and known bone marrow histology (n=721) who underwent(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) from related or unrelated donors may cure patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a heterogeneous group of clonal stem cell disorders. We analysed 384 elderly patients (55-69 years) with advanced MDS who received either ASCT (n=247) and were reported to The European Group for Blood and Marrow(More)
Original Article We thank the physicians mentioned in the appendix for referring their patients' data to the EBMT Chronic Leukaemia Working Party registry The online version of this article contains a supplementary appendix. Background After successful treatment of malignant diseases, therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia have(More)
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia relapsing after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors and/or by donor lymphocyte infusions. The best strategies and timing of administration of lymphocytes are unclear. We analyzed 155 patients who relapsed after allogeneic stem cell transplantation with disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chromosome 5 and/or 7 abnormalities are cytogenetic findings indicative of a poor prognosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The only potential cure for such patients is allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). As data on allogeneic SCT in this context are limited we did a(More)