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In a European BIOMED-2 collaborative study, multiplex PCR assays have successfully been developed and standardized for the detection of clonally rearranged immunoglobulin (Ig) and T-cell receptor (TCR) genes and the chromosome aberrations t(11;14) and t(14;18). This has resulted in 107 different primers in only 18 multiplex PCR tubes: three VH-JH, two(More)
Prospective studies on the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute leukemia patients have shown that large-scale MRD studies are feasible and that clinically relevant MRD-based risk group classification can be achieved and can now be used for designing new treatment protocols. However, multicenter international treatment protocols with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Recent reports suggest that CD4(+)/CD56(+)/lineage(-) hematopoietic neoplasias are aggressive types of malignancies involving lymphoplasmacytoid/DC2 dendritic cells (DC). Here, we report on the incidence of DC malignancies and their clinical, biological, phenotypic and cytogenetic characteristics. DESIGN AND METHODS From a large(More)
The mechanisms whereby chromosomal translocations are consistently associated with specific tumor types are largely unknown. A generally accepted hypothesis is that the physical proximity of the involved chromosomal regions may be one important factor in the genesis of these phenomena. Accordingly, a likely possibility is that such a proximity may occur in(More)
During the last two decades, major progress has been made in the technology of flow cytometry and in the availability of a large series of monoclonal antibodies against surface membrane and intracellular antigens. Flow cytometric immunophenotyping has become a diagnostic tool for the analysis of normal and malignant leukocytes and it has proven to be a(More)
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a chemotherapy-resistant malignancy with a median survival of 7.5 months. Preliminary results indicated a high remission induction rate with the human CD52 antibody, CAMPATH-1H. This study reports results in 39 patients with T-PLL treated with CAMPATH-1H between March 1993 and May 2000. All but 2 patients had(More)
The diagnosis of malignant lymphoma is a recognized difficult area in histopathology. Therefore, detection of clonality in a suspected lymphoproliferation is a valuable diagnostic criterion. We have developed primer sets for the detection of rearrangements in the B- and T-cell receptor genes as reliable tools for clonality assessment in lymphoproliferations(More)
The flow cytometric detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in precursor-B-acute lymphoblastic leukemias (precursor-B-ALL) mainly relies on the identification of minor leukemic cell populations that can be discriminated from their normal counterparts on the basis of phenotypic aberrancies observed at diagnosis. This technique is not very complex, but(More)