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Loosdrecht, Ulrich Germing and Detlef Haase Wolfgang R. Sperr, Reinhard Stauder, Sudhir Tauro, Peter Valent, Teresa Vallespi, Arjan A. van de Maciejewski, Silvia M. M. Magalhaes, Yasushi Miyazaki, Michael Pfeilstöcker, Mikkael Sekeres, Fonatsch, Michelle M. Le Beau, Marilyn L. Slovak, Otto Krieger, Michael Luebbert, Jaroslaw Andrea Kuendgen, Alessandro(More)
PURPOSE Several prognostic scoring systems have been proposed for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), a disease in which some gene mutations-including ASXL1-have been associated with poor prognosis in univariable analyses. We developed and validated a prognostic score for overall survival (OS) based on mutational status and standard clinical variables.(More)
BACKGROUND Iron chelation therapy (CT) improves survival in thalassemia major but its beneficial effects on survival in MDS patients remain uncertain. METHODS We analyzed, by multivariate analysis, survival and causes of deaths in 97 low or intermediate 1 IPSS patients regularly transfused as outpatients, chelated or not, who were included during a month(More)
We have isolated a human cDNA clone encoding a novel protein of 22 kDa that is a human counterpart of the rat oncoprotein PTTG. We show that the corresponding gene (hpttg) is overexpressed in Jurkat cells (a human T lymphoma cell line) and in samples from patients with different kinds of hematopoietic malignancies. Analysis of the sequence showed that hPTTG(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired somatic deletions and loss-of-function mutations in one or several codons of the TET2 (Ten-Eleven Translocation-2) gene were recently identified in hematopoietic cells from patients with myeloid malignancies, including myeloproliferative disorders and myelodys-plastic syndromes. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence(More)
Prognostic factors for response and survival in higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome patients treated with azacitidine (AZA) remain largely unknown. Two hundred eighty-two consecutive high or intermediate-2 risk myelodysplastic syndrome patients received AZA in a compassionate, patient-named program. Diagnosis was RA/RARS/RCMD in 4%, RAEB-1 in 20%, RAEB-2(More)
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway has been shown to be frequently activated in blast cells from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and to contribute to survival and proliferation of these cells. Of the 8 distinct mammalian isoforms of PI3K, it is the class I PI3Ks (p110alpha, p110beta, p110gamma, and p110delta) that are(More)
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt and mTORC1 pathways are frequently activated, representing potential therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In 19 AML samples with constitutive PI3K/Akt activation, the rapamycin derivative inhibitor everolimus (RAD001) increased Akt phosphorylation. This mTOR C1-mediated Akt up-regulation was(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in the PI3K/Akt pathway are found in a wide range of cancers and the development of PI3K inhibitors represents a promising approach to cancer therapy. Constitutive PI3K activation, reflecting an intrinsic oncogenic deregulation of primary blast cells, is detected in 50% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia. However, the mechanisms(More)
PURPOSE Azacitidine (AZA) is the current standard of care for high-risk (ie, International Prognostic Scoring System high or intermediate 2) myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), but most patients will experience primary or secondary treatment failure. The outcome of these patients has not yet been described. PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall, 435 patients with(More)