Freiderikh Melanthiou

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Somatic frameshift mutations in exon 9 of the calreticulin (CALR) gene were recently identified in patients with BCR-ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), particularly essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis. 1,2 Calreticulin is a highly conserved endoplasmic reticulum (ER) luminal Ca 2 þ-binding chaperone protein with a critical role in the(More)
The simultaneous occurrence of multiple myeloma (MM) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is an extremely rare event that has been reported in only eight cases in the literature. We report here on only the third case of the development of MM in a patient with CML on treatment with imatinib mesylate, and to our knowledge, this is the first case in a patient(More)
Thirty hairy cell leukemia patients were evaluated repeatedly for their bone marrow (BM) histology. At the time of diagnosis, 18 (60%) had diffuse, 9 (30%) had interstitial, and 2 (10%) had a mixed (diffuse and interstitial) pattern of BM disease. The follow-up BM specimens were obtained at intervals of 3-24 months, and the follow-up observation period was(More)
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