Eva Froňková

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Despite their apparently good prognosis ∼15% of high hyperdiploid (HD) childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases relapse. To search for responsible risk factors we determined copy number aberrations as well as copy neutral loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in 13 matched diagnosis and relapse samples and added the data of the only three available cases(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD) detection using quantification of clone-specific Ig or TCR rearrangements before and after transplantation in children with high-risk ALL is an important predictor of outcome. The method and guidelines for its interpretation are very precise to avoid both false-negative and -positive results. In a group of 21 patients(More)
Minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring via antigen receptor quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is an important predictor of outcome in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), is rigorously standardized within the EuroMRD consortium and has a greater sensitivity than flow cytometry (FC), which has been used in other trials. However, qPCR(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) represents a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. The European Group for the Immunological Classification of Leukemias (EGIL) scoring system unambiguously defines MPAL expressing aberrant lineage markers. Discussions surrounding it have focused on scoring details, and information is limited regarding its(More)
This study investigates the extent of bone marrow (BM) involvement at diagnosis of apparent isolated extramedullary (AIEM) relapses of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and its relation to prognosis. Sixty-four children with first AIEM relapse treated in Germany, Czech Republic, or France were included. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, several studies have demonstrated a negative prognostic impact of Ikaros (IKZF1) gene alterations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, controversies still exist regarding the impact of IKZF1 in current treatment protocols. PROCEDURE We simultaneously detected IKZF1 gene deletions by multiplex ligation-dependent probe(More)
BACKGROUND Most minimal residual disease-directed treatment interventions in current treatment protocols for acute lymphoblastic leukemia are based on bone marrow testing, which is a consequence of previous studies showing the superiority of bone marrow over peripheral blood as an investigational material. Those studies typically did not explore the(More)
The expression of CD27 and CD44 correlate with the genotype of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Based on the expression of these antigens, we identified counterparts of TEL/AML1(pos) and TEL/AML1(neg) leukemic cells in nonmalignant bone marrow. Although CD27 is known as a marker of mature memory B cells, we recently showed that CD27 is also(More)
Increased proportions of naive B cell subset and B cells defined as CD27(neg)CD21(neg)CD38(neg) are frequently found in patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) syndrome. Current methods of polychromatic flow cytometry and PCR-based detection of κ deletion excision circles allow for fine definitions and replication history mapping of infrequent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic power of minimal residual disease (MRD) monitored by polymerase chain reaction at defined time points during early treatment in adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). METHODS Seventy-one patients were treated according to the GMALL 07/2003 protocol and evaluated for MRD in bone marrow by specific(More)