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There is no generally established prognostic index for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), because the International Prognostic Index (IPI) and Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI) have been developed for diffuse large cell and follicular lymphoma patients, respectively. Using data of 455 advanced stage MCL patients treated(More)
Patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) show heterogeneous treatment outcomes. We used gene-expression profiling to develop a gene signature that predicts overall survival (OS) in CN-AML. Based on data from 163 patients treated in the German AMLCG 1999 trial and analyzed on oligonucleotide microarrays, we used supervised(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of age and disease variables to the outcome of untreated patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving varying intensive induction chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients 16 to 85 years of age with primary AML, known karyotype, and uniform postremission chemotherapy enrolled onto(More)
PURPOSE Mantle cell lymphomas (MCLs) represent a clinically aggressive lymphoma subtype with a poor prognosis. To explore a potential progress in outcome a historical comparison was performed using data from the Kiel Lymphoma Study Group (KLSG; 1975 to 1986) and the German Low Grade Lymphoma Study Group (GLSG; 1996 to 2004). PATIENTS AND METHODS All(More)
The translocation t(10;11)(p13;q14) has been observed in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A recent study showed a MLL/AF10 fusion in all cases of AML with t(10;11) and various breakpoints on chromosome 11 ranging from q13 to q23. We recently cloned CALM (Clathrin Assembly Lymphoid Myeloid leukemia gene), the fusion(More)
Partial tandem duplications of the MLL gene have been associated with trisomy 11 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and recently, have also been reported for karyotypically normal AML. In order to test the incidence and prognostic importance of this molecular marker, we have analyzed eight cases of AML with trisomy 11 and 387 unselected consecutive cases with(More)
BACKGROUND About 50% of patients (age ≥60 years) who have acute myeloid leukaemia and are otherwise medically healthy (ie, able to undergo intensive chemotherapy) achieve a complete remission (CR) after intensive chemotherapy, but with a substantially increased risk of early death (ED) compared with younger patients. We verified the association of standard(More)
Partial tandem duplication within the MLL gene has recently been described as a novel genetic alteration in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It has been associated with trisomy of chromosome 11, but was also identified in AML patients with normal karyotypes. The current study was performed to investigate whether MLL duplications are restricted to AML, and(More)
In this prospective study we evaluated the somatostatin receptor scintigraphy in the initial staging of 19 patients suffering from Hodgkin's (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) and in the restaging of 16 patients. Scintigraphy was compared to the results of the methods applied for adequate staging of lymphoma patients in the large multicentre trials.(More)
BACKGROUND The RUNX1 (AML1) gene is a frequent mutational target in myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia. Previous studies suggested that RUNX1 mutations may have pathological and prognostic implications. DESIGN AND METHODS We screened 93 patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia for RUNX1 mutations by capillary(More)