Fabiana Ostronoff

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PURPOSE Age has long been used as a major factor for assessing suitability for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The HCT-comorbidity index (HCT-CI) was developed as a measure of health status to predict mortality risk after HCT. Whether age, comorbidities, or both should guide decision making for HCT is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
Peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) harvests mobilized by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) contain more CD34+ cells and provide more rapid engraftment than do bone marrow (BM) harvests. However, some reports have suggested a higher risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), possibly because such PBPC harvests contain approximately 10(More)
The combination of methotrexate and cyclosporine A (MTX-CSA) is the standard regimen for the prevention of graft vs. host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) from HLA-identical siblings. Mycophenolate mofetil and CSA (MMF-CSA) combination has been successfully used for GVHD prophylaxis after non-reduced(More)
Therapy-related acute myelogenous leukemia (t-AML) is a generally fatal disease with a very poor response to conventional chemotherapy. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) has been reported in patients with chemotherapy- responsive t-AML. However its use is limited owing to complications from previous treatments. Nonmyeloablative conditioning(More)
The t(8;21) and Inv(16) translocations disrupt the normal function of core binding factors alpha (CBFA) and beta (CBFB), respectively. These translocations represent two of the most common genomic abnormalities in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, occurring in approximately 25% pediatric and 15% of adult with this malignancy. Both translocations are(More)
INTRODUCTION Approximately one-third of the patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) harbor internal tandem duplication (ITD) in the gene encoding FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3-ITD), which is associated with poor prognosis. Over the course of the last decade, several FLT3 inhibitors have been developed. Nevertheless, the pharmacokinetic limitations of(More)
NUP98/NSD1 has recently been reported in association with poor outcome in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Previous studies also observed a high overlap between NUP98/NSD1 and FLT3/ITD, raising the question as to whether the reported poor outcome is due to NUP98/NSD1 or caused by the co-occurrence of these 2 genetic lesions. We aimed to determine the(More)