Annalisa Chiappella

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The role of Interim-PET in DLBCL is controversial. To determine predictive value of Interim-PET on PFS we enrolled 88 first-line DLBCL patients treated with 6-8 R-CHOP regardless of Interim-PET results. PET/CT were performed at diagnosis, after 2-4 courses and at the end of therapy with central reviewing according to visual dichotomous criteria.
BACKGROUND Tumor regression after antiviral therapy (AT) is in favor of an etiological role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphomas (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a cohort study of 704 consecutive HIV-negative, HCV-positive patients with indolent NHL diagnosed and treated from 1993 to 2009 in 39 centers of the Fondazione(More)
Lenalidomide is an oral non-chemotherapy immunomodulator with direct and indirect effects on non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cells and with single-agent activity in relapsed/refractory aggressive and indolent B-cell NHL, including mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma. Based on the pivotal phase II MCL-001 trial of(More)
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The contribution of epigenomic alterations to tumour progression and relapse is not well characterized. Here we characterize an association between disease progression and DNA methylation in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). By profiling genome-wide DNA methylation at single-base pair resolution in thirteen DLBCL diagnosis-relapse sample pairs, we show(More)
BACKGROUND Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is uncommon, and the manifestations and natural history are not well described. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present the data on 57 patients with MCL who developed CNS involvement, from a database of 1396 consecutively treated patients at 14 institutions. RESULTS The crude(More)
Several drugs used for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treatment rely on DNA damage for tumor cell killing. We verified the prognostic impact of the host DNA repair genotype in 2 independent cohorts of DLBCL treated with R-CHOP21 (training cohort, 163 cases; validation cohort, 145 cases). Among 35 single nucleotide polymorphisms analyzed in the(More)
Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphomas (DLBCL) are the most frequent Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL). The addition of Rituximab to the standard chemotherapy CHOP improved the outcome in this patients, but so far 40% of patients experienced relapse or progressive disease. Lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory agent, had direct tumoricidal and antiangiogenetic actions on(More)
Most follicular lymphomas (FLs) are genetically defined by the t(14;18)(q32;q21) translocation that juxtaposes the BCL2 gene to the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) 3' regulatory regions (IgH-3'RRs). Despite this recurrent translocation, FL cases are heterogeneous in terms of intratumoral clonal diversity for acquired mutations and variations in the tumor(More)
BACKGROUND In the rituximab era, the conventional International Prognostic index (IPI) lost at least in part its predictive power, while the National Comprehensive Cancer Network-IPI (NCCN-IPI) seems to be a new and valid prognosticator. However, it has not yet been evaluated in patients with localized disease and it has not been compared with the modified(More)