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Bendamustine demonstrated synergistic efficacy with bortezomib against multiple myeloma (MM) cells in vitro and seems an effective treatment for relapsed-refractory MM (rrMM). This phase II study evaluated bendamustine plus bortezomib and dexamethasone (BVD) administered over six 28-day cycles and then every 56 days for six further cycles in patients with(More)
Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (cGVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (SCT). In many inflammatory fibrotic diseases, such as Systemic Scleroderma (SSc) and cGVHD with fibrotic features, an abnormal activation of transforming growth factor (TGFβ) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGF-R) pathways have been(More)
To better define the significance of proliferation centers (PCs), the morphological hallmark of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lymph node biopsies taken from 183 patients were submitted to histopathologic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies using a 5-probe panel on tissue microarrays. Seventy-five cases (40.9%) with confluent PCs were(More)
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