Ilana Renault Zalcberg

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Abnormalities of chromosome 1q21 are common in B-cell malignancies and have been associated with a poor response to therapy. The nature of the involved gene(s) on chromosome 1q21 remains unknown. A cell line (CEMO-1) has recently been established from a patient with precursor-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which exhibited a t(1;14)(q21;q32). To(More)
Splanchnic vein thrombosis can be the presenting manifestation of myeloproliferative neoplasms. However, the diagnosis of a myeloproliferative neoplasm in these patients is often problematic, and more objective criteria are needed. To determine the frequency of the mutation JAK2V617F in patients with splanchnic vein thromboses. A consecutive series of 108(More)
We studied a group of 54 children with Burkitt's lymphoma from Southeastern Brazil, where epidemiological status of Burkitt's lymphoma is poorly understood. Epstein-Barr virus association showed an intermediate frequency (~60%) between endemic and sporadic subtypes. Median age was five years. Epstein-Barr virus infection was significantly associated to low(More)
Granulocytic sarcomas (GS) are rare extramedullary tumours composed of immature myeloid cells. Inversion of chromosome 16 [inv(16)] is a cytogenetic marker for M4Eo subtype of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The possibility of an association between the development of granulocytic sarcoma of the small intestine (GSSI) and the M4Eo subtype of AML was(More)
In a recent issue of Leukemia Research, Lopotová et al. [1] sugest the existence of a reciprocal regulatory loop between BCR-ABL nd microRNA-451 (miR-451) as a maintenance mechanism of the eukemic state of CML cells. The authors also report that down reglation of miR-451 might be inversely related to BCR-ABL kinase ctivity in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)(More)
We investigated the correlation of tumor characteristics with clinico-biological markers of aggressive disease, evaluated by Ann Arbor stage, risk group, B-symptoms, number of involved anatomic areas, mediastinal mass, nodular sclerosis (NS) grade, and risk, in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Leukopenia and extranodal disease influenced event-free survival(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated to the etio-pathogenesis of an increasing number of tumors. Detection of EBV in pathology samples is relevant since its high prevalence in some cancers makes the virus a promising target of specific therapies. RNA in situ hybridization (RISH) is the standard diagnostic procedure, while polymerase chain(More)
We have identified a rare BCR-ABL chimaeric gene with multiplex and nested RT-PCR in a patient with an unusually aggressive chronic myeloid leukaemia. cDNA sequencing showed an in-frame rearrangement with a breakpoint in BCR exon e13 (b2) and fusion with ABL exon 3 following skipping of the entire ABL exon a2. These data confirm the heterogeneity of(More)
The Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome, which occurs as a result of a translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22, generates a BCR-ABL fusion oncogene in leukaemia cells. The BCR-ABL fusion protein has constitutive tyrosine kinase activity. The development of imatinib mesylate (STI571, Gleevec®), a potent and selective BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, represents(More)
Infant leukemia (IL) is characterised by the presence of MLL rearrangements and a poor outcome. FLT3 gene is consistently highly expressed in MLL+ patients. To correlate the clinical aspects of IL with FLT3 sequence alterations, we have analysed 159 children included in the Brazilian Collaborative Study Group of Infant Acute Leukemia. FLT3-D835 mutations(More)