Etienne Baudoux

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Recent studies have suggested that coinfusion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) the day of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) might promote engraftment and prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after myeloablative allogeneic HCT. This prompted us to investigate in a pilot study whether MSC infusion before HCT could allow nonmyeloablative (NMA) HCT(More)
Cord blood banks are institutions designed to store umbilical cord [3] blood (UCB) stem cells [4]. UCB, a source of hematopoietic stem cells [5] (HSCs), has garnered attention from scientific and medical communities since its first successful use in a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) in 1988. The umbilical cord [3] is the lifeline by which the(More)
The aim of this study was to verify a possible correlation between CYP1A1 induction, MspI genotype and lung cancer incidence. A case-control study was performed on 48 lung cancer patients and 81 healthy subjects to test the existence of a correlation, within a European population. The hyperinducible group exhibited a significantly higher risk of lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To maximize graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effects while minimizing the risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), we undertook a study of allogeneic CD34-selected peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation followed by CD8-depleted donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI). DESIGN AND METHODS Twenty-four patients with advanced(More)
Umbilical cord blood transplant recipients are exposed to an increased risk of graft failure, a complication leading to a higher rate of transplant-related mortality. The decision and timing to offer a second transplant after graft failure is challenging. With the aim of addressing this issue, we analyzed engraftment kinetics and outcomes of 1268 patients(More)
Abbreviations: GMP: Good Manufacturing Practice; BM: Bone Marrow; HSC: Hematopoietic Stem Cells; MSC: Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells; HCT: Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation; NK: Natural Killer; NOD/SCID: Non-Obese Diabetic/Severe Combined Immunodeficient mice; aGVHD: acute Graft Versus Host Disease; LTCG: Laboratory of Cell and Gene Therapy; EBMT: European(More)
BACKGROUND A study of CD34+ cell selection and transplantation was carried out with particular emphasis on characteristics of short- and long-term hematopoietic recovery. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Peripheral blood stem and progenitor cells (PBPCs) were collected from 32 patients, and 17 CD34+ cell-selection procedures were carried out in 15 of the 32. One(More)
BACKGROUND It is not known whether increasing the dose of filgrastim after mobilizing chemotherapy improves collection of peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) and leads to faster hematopoietic engraftment after autologous transplantation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A randomized, open-label, multicenter trial was carried out in patients with breast(More)
OBJECTIVE Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is associated with prolonged anemia caused by defective erythropoietin (Epo) production. We enrolled 34 recipients of an allogeneic HSCT in three consecutive trials to determine the optimal utilization of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEpo) therapy in this setting. MATERIALS AND(More)
To decrease the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) observed after nonmyeloablative stem cell transplantation (NMSCT), we studied the feasibility of CD8-depleted or CD34-selected NMSCT followed by CD8-depleted preemptive donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) given in incremental doses on days 40 and 80. Fourteen patients with high-risk malignancies and(More)