Gerardo Musuraca

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CONTEXT Chromosomal abnormalities (namely 13q, 17p, and 11q deletions) have prognostic implications and are recurrent in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), suggesting that they are involved in a common pathogenetic pathway; however, the molecular mechanism through which chromosomal abnormalities affect the pathogenesis and outcome of CLL is unknown. (More)
PURPOSE To determine the antitumor activity of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) or peripheral T-cell lymphoma unspecified (PTCLU) with isolated skin involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS From May 2005 to June 2006 at our institute, we treated patients with previously pretreated CTCL or PTCLU using(More)
BACKGROUND Follicular lymphoma is the most common form of lymphoma in Europe and the USA. In this prospective, single-arm, open-labelled, multicentre non-randomised phase II trial (FLUMIZ [FLUdarabine, MItoxantrone, Zevalin] trial) we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of fludarabine and mitoxantrone plus radioimmunotherapy in untreated patients with(More)
PURPOSE In lymphoma, [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is routinely used for initial staging, early evaluation of treatment response, and identification of disease relapse. However, there are no prospective studies investigating the value of serial FDG-PET over time in patients in complete remission. PATIENTS AND METHODS All(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) after induction treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 45 previously untreated patients with FL were studied with PET and computed tomography (CT) scans after chemotherapy induction treatment(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although remission of hairy cell leukemia (HCL) after treatment with 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine (2-CdA) appears to be long lasting, few reports currently provide results from follow-up exceeding 5 years. DESIGN AND METHODS We reviewed our HCL patients treated with front-line 2-CdA (by 2-hour infusion) either for 5 consecutive days at(More)
The lung is a relatively rare site for mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas: we report the largest available single-center series of patients with this presentation. From August 1992 to October 2000, 12 patients with untreated primary low-grade MALT lymphoma of the lung were submitted either to chemotherapy alone (n = 8), surgery alone (n = 2)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) could benefit from integration of well-established bioclinical prognostic factors with new tools - such as micro-arrays - exploring aberrant gene and/or protein expression. DESIGN AND METHODS Tissue micro-arrays (TMA) were constructed for the paraffin blocks of 68 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective, single-arm, open-label, nonrandomized Phase 2 study of combined fludarabine and mitoxantrone (FM) plus radioimmunotherapy was conducted to evaluate efficacy and safety in patients with untreated, indolent, nonfollicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). METHODS Between February 2005 and June 2006, at their institute, the authors(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exist about the role of second-line chemotherapy response assessed by positron emission tomography (PET) as a prognostic factor in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) who undergo autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). The objective of this analysis was to investigate the main determinants of prognosis in(More)