Caroline Besson

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HIV infection is associated with a high incidence of AIDS-related lymphomas (ARLs). Since the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the incidence of AIDS-defining illnesses has decreased, leading to a significant improvement in survival of HIV-infected patients. The consequences of HAART use on ARL are under debate. This study compared the(More)
The incidence of follicular lymphoma (FL) in industrialized countries has been increasing since the 1950s. Polymorphisms in genes encoding key enzymes controlling folate-methionine metabolism, including methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), methionine synthase (MS or MTR), serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT), and thymidylate synthase (TS or TYMS),(More)
BACKGROUND Incidence of central nervous system (CNS) recurrence in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who did not receive meningeal prophylaxis is about 5%. Controversy remains regarding risk factors associated with such an event preventing a rational approach of prophylactic strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed a cohort of 974(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the major environmental factor associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), a common lymphoma in young adults. Natural killer (NK) cells are key actors of the innate immune response against viruses. The regulation of NK cell function involves activating and inhibitory Killer cell Immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), which(More)
The retrospective study of 34 patients with Hodgkin lymphoma-associated hemophagocytic syndrome led us to define this association as a specific disorder. Its characteristics are male predominance (male-to-female sex ratio, 3.3:1), immunodeficiency-like histological features (lymphocyte depletion, 45% of cases; mixed cellularity Hodgkin lymphoma subtype,(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been associated with the development of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We recently reported the regression of splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes (SLVL) in patients with HCV after antiviral treatment, demonstrating a direct role of HCV in lymphomagenesis. This study expands our previous results in 18 patients with chronic(More)
PURPOSE Few biological prognosticators are useful for prediction of Richter syndrome (RS), representing the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to aggressive lymphoma. Stereotyped B-cell receptors (BCR) may have prognostic effect in CLL progression. We tested the prognostic effect of stereotyped BCR for predicting RS transformation. (More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increases the risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-NHL). Antiviral treatment (AT) can induce hematological responses in patients with marginal zone lymphomas (MZL). The ANRS HC-13 Lympho-C study aimed at a better understanding of the impact of AT on HCV associated B-NHL. This multicentric study enrolled 116 HCV-positive(More)
PURPOSE Epidemiologic studies show an association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) and B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Treatment and outcome of patients with diffuse large-cell lymphoma (DLCL) and HCV infection are still a matter of debate. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied the HCV-positive patients with B-cell DLCL included in the Groupe d'Etude des(More)
Richter syndrome (RS) represents the development of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the context of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The scarcity of biologic information about RS has hampered the identification of molecular predictors of RS outcome. We addressed this issue by performing a comprehensive molecular characterization of 86 pathologically proven RS.(More)