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BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. METHODS In an international, randomized, double-blind trial, we compared oral posaconazole with oral fluconazole for prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections in patients with graft-versus-host disease(More)
Advances in chronic myeloid leukemia treatment, particularly regarding tyrosine kinase inhibitors, mandate regular updating of concepts and management. A European LeukemiaNet expert panel reviewed prior and new studies to update recommendations made in 2009. We recommend as initial treatment imatinib, nilotinib, or dasatinib. Response is assessed with(More)
Although imatinib induces marked responses in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), resistance is increasingly problematic, and treatment options for imatinib-resistant or -intolerant CML are limited. Dasatinib, a novel, highly potent, oral, multitargeted kinase inhibitor of BCR-ABL and SRC family kinases, induced cytogenetic responses in a phase 1(More)
The introduction in 1998 of imatinib mesylate (IM) revolutionized management of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and the second generation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors may prove superior to IM. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RQ-PCR) provides an accurate measure of the total leukemiacell mass and the degree to which BCR-ABL(More)
Dasatinib, a potent inhibitor of BCR-ABL in vitro, is effective for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) resistant or intolerant to imatinib. To provide a more definitive assessment of dasatinib in chronic-phase (CP)-CML, we report extended follow-up of a phase II trial, presenting data for the entire patient cohort (N=387). Dasatinib (70 mg)(More)
Cytokine-mobilized peripheral blood is increasingly used instead of bone marrow as the source of cells for allogeneic transplantation. Although cells lead to faster hematologic recovery, their effects on graft-versus-host disease, relapse, and survival are less certain. Between January 1996 and February 2000, 228 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia,(More)
Treatment options are limited for patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant accelerated phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML-AP). Dasatinib is a novel, potent, oral, multitargeted kinase inhibitor of BCR-ABL and SRC-family kinases that showed marked efficacy in a phase 1 trial of patients with imatinib-resistant CML. Results are presented for 107(More)
PURPOSE Benchmark analysis of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) alive for more than 10 years after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) including data on disease status, bone marrow reserve, long-term complications, and quality of life (QOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-nine patients (46 in first chronic phase, 43 in advanced phase)(More)
PURPOSE The records of 557 consecutive adult recipients of allogeneic-related and -unrelated and syngeneic bone marrow transplants (BMTs) were reviewed to determine the incidence of secondary cancers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred fifty-six patients were transplanted for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL; n = 79), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML; n =(More)
We hypothesized that chemoprophylaxis with the echinocandin micafungin would be an effective agent for antifungal prophylaxis during neutropenia in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We therefore conducted a randomized, double-blind, multi-institutional, comparative phase III trial, involving 882 adult and pediatric(More)