Henk Behrendt

Learn More
This study was undertaken to show that a high survival rate can be obtained in B-cell (Burkitt and large B-cell) lymphoma and L3 leukemia with multiagent chemotherapy adapted to the tumor burden (stage, resection status, percentage of blasts in bone marrow, and central nervous system [CNS] involvement) and early response to chemotherapy, to investigate(More)
The occurrence of neuro-endocrine deficiencies following craniospinal irradiation for medulloblastoma is well known, but data concerning the spectrum and prevalence of endocrine abnormalities in adulthood are scarce. We studied endocrine function in 20 (median age 25 years) adult subjects, 8-25 years (median 16 years) after therapy. The radiation dose to(More)
From April 1984 to December 1987, the French Pediatric Oncology Society (SFOP) organized a randomized trial for advanced-stage B-cell lymphoma without CNS involvement to study the possibility of reducing the length of treatment to 4 months. After receiving the same three intensive six-drug induction courses based on high-dose fractionated cyclophosphamide,(More)
BACKGROUND Gonadal damage in adult patients after chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease is well documented, but data of patients treated before adulthood are scarce. METHODS Gonadal and hormonal function were studied in 19 male long term survivors of Hodgkin's disease who were treated with mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (MOPP(More)
Bcl-2 over-expression has been shown to inhibit apoptosis induced by a variety of stimuli, whereas a predominance of Bax alpha to Bcl-2 accelerates apoptosis upon apoptotic stimuli. We sought to study the relevance of these apoptotic regulating gene products in leukaemia. In a panel of leukaemia and lymphoma cell lines (HL60, DoHH2, CEM C7, L1210 and S49),(More)
A comparison of cytogenetical data on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia studied at four large European centres has revealed a non-random dicentric chromosome abnormality: dic(9;20) (p1?3;q11) in 10 patients, nine of whom were children. All had early precursor-B lineage ALL, and eight children had a non-standard risk clinical presentation. The origin of the(More)
Sequential bone marrow aspirates obtained from 10 children with relapsed acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) after a high dose of cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C; 1000 mg/sq m) were analyzed by flow cytophotometry. The drug causing elimination of proliferating cells followed by a synchronous wave of cell recruitment. Among individual patients, considerable(More)
Fourteen cases of dic(9;12)(p11-13;p11-12) in early B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and other hematological malignancies are reported with a review of the literature. Altogether 36 cases were collected for analysis: ALL at diagnosis (31 cases) or in relapse (one case), chronic myeloid leukemia in lymphoid blast crisis (two cases), T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND Children treated for Hodgkin disease are at risk for gonadal damage. Since most children were treated with radiotherapy (RT) in combination with chemotherapy, the presumed detrimental effect of MOPP (mustine, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone) (in contrast to schemes with less or without alkylating agents) could not be discerned(More)
Worldwide, the need is felt for life time follow up of survivors of childhood cancer and for the establishment of registries of the late effects of pediatric oncology treatments. There is however little consensus about how this all should take place. For example, agreement on the nature of this follow up and the type of data to be collected in view of the(More)