Claire Bocaccio

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High-dose therapy (HDT) is now recommended for patients under 60 years of age with chemosensitive relapsed aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, approximately half of these patients will be cured by HDT. Prognostic factors are needed to predict which patients with chemosensitive lymphoma to second-line therapy could benefit from HDT. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of intensified-dose cyclophosphamide (ID-CYC), followed by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration for collection of peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), for patients with severe, refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Four patients with severe refractory(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most potent antigen presenting cells. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecule expression changes with maturation; immature DCs concentrate MHC class II molecules intracellularly, whereas maturation increases surface expression of MHC class II and costimulatory molecules to optimize antigen presentation. Signal(More)
PURPOSE To analyse prognostic factors influencing hematopoietic recovery in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas prospectively treated with intensive chemotherapy followed by peripheral blood progenitor-cells transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Untreated patients with at least two unfavorable factors according to the age-adjusted(More)
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