Giovanna Rege-Cambrin

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Patients with Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a rapid disease course and a poor prognosis. Dasatinib, a novel, oral, multitargeted kinase inhibitor of BCR-ABL and SRC family kinases, has previously induced responses in patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant Ph-positive ALL. We present the interim(More)
We report the establishment and characterization of two cell lines, MEC1 and MEC2, that grew spontaneously on two subsequent occasions from the peripheral blood (PB) of a patient with B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) in prolymphocytoid transformation. The patient was EBV-seropositive, his leukemic cells were EBNA negative, but the spontaneously grown(More)
Dasatinib is an inhibitor of BCR-ABL and SRC-family kinases for patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). In this international phase II trial, dasatinib was administered orally (70 mg twice daily) to patients with myeloid blast phase (MBP, n=109) or lymphoid blast phase (LBP, n=48) CML. After a minimum follow-up of(More)
Imatinib mesylate (IM), 400 mg daily, is the standard treatment of Philadelphia-positive (Ph(+)) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Preclinical data and results of single-arm studies raised the suggestion that better results could be achieved with a higher dose. To investigate whether the systematic use of a higher dose of IM could lead to better results, 216(More)
In order to verify if quantitative assessment of the WT1 transcript amount by the real time quantitative PCR (RQ-PCR) can be used as a marker for minimal residual disease detection, the WT1 transcript amount was determined in BM and PB samples of patients with myeloid and lymphoid acute leukemia, in normal controls, in regenerating bone marrow samples and(More)
MKN 45 is a poorly differentiated gastric carcinoma cell line from which the subclone GTL 16 was obtained. Both lines carry an amplification unit derived from chromosome 7 sequences and containing an activated c-met oncogene. Karyotypic analysis showed that GTL 16 derived from a subclone of MKN 45 after endoreduplication. Several clonal abnormalities are(More)
We conducted a case control study of 50 acute myeloid leukemias (AML), 17 chronic myeloid leukemias (CML), 19 myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and 246 controls. The cases were classified according to the French-American-British (FAB) classification, and chromosome aberrations were recorded according to the International System for Human Cytogenetic(More)
BACKGROUND Imatinib mesylate is the first line treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia. In patients with advanced phase of the disease, the advent of imatinib significantly increased survival. However, few long-term data, based on large, prospective and controlled trials are available on the outcome of these patients. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a(More)
A patient with a typical form of chronic myeloid leukemia was found to carry a large deletion on the derivative chromosome 9q+ and an unusual BCR-ABL transcript characterized by the insertion, between BCR exon 14 and ABL exon 2, of 126 bp derived from a region located on chromosome 9, 1.4 Mb 5' to ABL. This sequence was contained in the bacterial artificial(More)
In 20 patients with myeloid malignancies and isolated trisomy 11 an internal tandem duplication of the MLL and FLT3 genes was observed in 41% and 31% of the cases, respectively; 80% of the FLT3+ cases showed MLL self-fusion. Concomitant presence of MLL and FLT3 anomalies could be relevant in determining the poor outcome of patients with acute myeloid(More)