Gabriel Solbu

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We present here the long-term results of three randomized clinical trials conducted on children with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) between 1983 and 1998 by the Children Leukemia Cooperative Group (CLCG) from EORTC. In study 58831/32, the overall event-free survival (EFS) rates (± s.e.) at 6 and 10 years were 66% ± 1.8% and 65% ± 1.8%,(More)
PURPOSE Here we report the results of a nationwide cooperative study in the Netherlands on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. The aim of the study was to improve the cure rate and to minimize side effects in a group of non-high-risk ALL patients, especially with regard to the CNS. A second aim was to study potential prognostic factors. (More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for induction treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), both for priming of leukemic cells and for acceleration of hematopoietic recovery. PATIENTS AND METHODS GM-CSF was administered 5 micrograms/kg/d by continuous intravenous (i.v.) infusion during induction(More)
PURPOSE AND METHODS Optimization of remission-induction and postremission therapy in elderly individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was the subject of a randomized study in patients older than 60 years. Remission-induction chemotherapy was compared between daunomycin (DNR) 30 mg/m2 on days 1, 2, and 3 versus mitoxantrone (MTZ) 8 mg/m2 on days 1, 2,(More)
We describe the psychometric analysis of a supplementary quality of life measure (MRC/EORTC QLQ-LEU) for evaluating long term sequelae of leukaemia treatments. The questionnaire under development was administered to 388 patients entered into the EORTC-GIMEMA AML 8A and the MRC AML10 clinical trials who were in complete remission for at least one year after(More)
In a randomized phase II study, patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with 10-30% blasts in the bone marrow and hematopoietic failure were treated with low-dose Ara C (2 x 10 mg/m2 subcutaneously (s.c.) days 1-14) and rhGM-CSF (fully glycosylated, Sandoz/Schering-Plough, 2 x 150 micrograms protein/day s.c.) given either following Ara C (days 15-21)(More)
We report the results of a prospective study in patients more than 65 years of age in whom two different therapeutic strategies were compared: immediate intensive-induction chemotherapy (arm A) versus "wait and see" and supportive care and mild cytoreductive chemotherapy only for relief of progressive acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-related symptoms (arm B).(More)
Since January 1988, 91 children with ANLL have been treated with a polychemotherapy regimen containing Mitoxantrone (MTZ), excluding other anthracyclines. Induction consisted of Ara-C, MTZ, and VP 16. Consolidation lasted 6 weeks with Vincristine, MTZ, Ara-C and 6-thioguanine (6TG), and was followed by 2 intensification courses combining High-dose Ara-C(More)
Out of 515 evaluable patients (median age, 47 years) who entered the study from 1983 to 1986, 67.4% achieved complete remission (CR) after one cycle (256) or two cycles (91) of daunorubicin (DNR) (45 mg/m2 days 1-3), cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) (200 mg/m2 i.v. days 1-7), and vincristine (VCR) (1 mg/m2 day 2). A partial remission was achieved by 3.7% of(More)
To assess the effects of GM-CSF in patients with myelodysplasia, a total of 101 patients with refractory anemia (RA), RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), and RA with an excess of blasts provided that the percentage of blasts in the bone marrow did not exceed 10% (RAEB) were enrolled in the EORTC Leukemia Cooperative Group study 06885. They were randomized(More)