Evelyn L. R. T. M. Tönnissen

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In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), deletions of chromosome 7 or 7q are common and correlate with a poor prognosis. The relevant genes on chromosome 7 are unknown. We report here that EZH2, located at 7q36.1, is frequently targeted in MDS. Analysis of EZH2 deletions, missense and frameshift mutations strongly suggests that EZH2 is a tumor suppressor. As(More)
In follicular lymphoma, the t(14;18) status of the peripheral blood and bone marrow analyzed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is assumed to correlate with disease activity in patients with relapsed disease. The clinical significance of quantitating circulating lymphoma cells by real-time PCR is reported in patients on first-line treatment. Thirty-four(More)
(De-)regulation of apoptosis plays an important role in normal and malignant lymphopoiesis. Apoptosis-regulating genes of the BCL-2 family and the recently identified inhibitors of apoptosis (IAP) family have been implicated in different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). To investigate whether expression of specific apoptosis-regulating genes correlated(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic value of residual BCL2/immunoglobulin heavy chain (BCL2/IgH) -positive cells in peripheral blood (PB) or bone marrow (BM) after induction treatment in follicular lymphoma (FL) is still controversial. In a prospective randomized phase III intergroup trial of 465 patients with relapsed/resistant follicular lymphoma (FL), we showed that(More)
We assessed the prognostic impact of TET2 mutations and mRNA expression in a prospective cohort of 357 adult AML patients < 60 years of age enrolled in the European Organization For Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)/Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell’ Adulto (GIMEMA) AML-12 06991 clinical trial. In addition the co-occurrence with other(More)
Aberrations in protein ubiquitination have recently been identified in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We studied whether expression changes of more than 1600 ubiquitination related genes correlated with clinical outcome in 525 adult AML patients. High expression of one of these genes, BRE, was observed in 3% of the cases and predicted(More)
We have designed a real-time CBFB-MYH11 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay to quantify minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with inv(16)-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Six patients were followed for a median of 17.5 months after diagnosis during which 120 evaluable samples were analysed. The CBFB-MYH11 expression(More)
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in women. Recent advances in gene expression profiling have indicated that breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and the current prognostication using clinico-pathological features is not sufficient to fully predict therapy response and disease outcome. In this retrospective study, we show(More)
Quantification of residual disease by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) will become a pivotal tool in the development of patient-directed therapy. In recent years, various protocols to quantify minimal residual disease in leukemia or lymphoma patients have been developed. These assays assume that PCR efficiencies are equal for all samples.(More)