Ewa E Lech-Maranda

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The aim of the study was to investigate whether interleukin-10 (IL-10) genetic polymorphisms influence this cytokine production as well as the incidence and outcome of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The frequency of IL-10(-1082G) allele was found to be higher in 199 patients with DLBCL as compared with 112 control subjects (0.47 versus 0.39, P(More)
BACKGROUND Blinatumomab, a bispecific monoclonal antibody construct that enables CD3-positive T cells to recognize and eliminate CD19-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) blasts, was approved for use in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL on the basis of single-group trials that showed efficacy and manageable toxic effects. (More)
The purine nucleoside analogs (PNA) form an important group of cytotoxic drugs active in the treatment of neoplastic and autoimmune diseases. Three of them, fludarabine (FA), cladribine (2-chlorodeoxyadenosine, 2-CdA) and pentostatin (2'-deoxycoformycin, DCF) have established clinical activity in hematological malignancies and have been approved by FDA.(More)
For the past few years more and more new cytotoxic agents active in the treatment of hematological malignancies have been synthesized and become available for either in vitro studies or clinical trials. Among them the class of antineoplastic drugs belonging to the purine nucleoside analogues group (PNAs) plays an important role. Three of them: pentostatin(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLR) constitute one of the components of the innate immunity, based on the recognition of conserved molecular structures found in large groups of pathogens. A total of 11 Toll-like receptors have now been described in humans. Toll-like receptors are expressed on virtually every type of cell, including immunocompetent cells. Ligand(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) production and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) outcome was found to be related to the TNF(-308) polymorphism. To explore whether this could be linked to neighboring polymorphisms, we genotyped the TNF(-376,-308,-238,-163), lymphotoxin alpha (LTalpha)(+252), and HLA DRB1 alleles in 204 patients with NHL and 120 controls. TNF(-308A) was(More)
The aim of our study was to determine the effectiveness and toxicity of combined chemotherapy consisting of cladribine (2-chloro-deoxyadenosine, 2-CdA), mitoxantrone and cyclophosphamide (CMC regimen) in the treatment of refractory or relapsed indolent lymphoproliferative disorders. The treatment course consisted of 2-CdA given at a dose of 0.12 mg/kg/24 h(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of cladribine (2-chlorodeoxyadenosine, 2-CdA), cytarabine (Ara-C), and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) (CLAG) regimen in refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the multicenter phase II study. METHODS The induction chemotherapy consisted of 2-CdA 5 mg/m2, Ara-C2 g/m2, and G-CSF. In the case(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Gemcitabine (dFdC) is a new nucleoside antimetabolite of deoxycytidine that resembles cytarabine (Ara-C) in both its structure and metabolism. Little is known about dFdC efficacy in hematologic malignancies, either as a single drug or in combination with other drugs. In this study we have tried to determine whether the cytotoxic(More)
The aim of the study was to confirm whether plasma levels of interleukin-10 (IL-10) correlate with the prognosis in diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Plasma IL-10 levels were determined at the time of diagnosis in a group of 157 consecutively treated, DLBCL patients. Of those, 122 patients (78%) had IL-10 plasma levels below the detection(More)