Jesús Odriozola

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PURPOSE To analyze patient cases of therapy-related acute promyelocytic leukemia (tAPL), occurring after chemotherapy (CT), radiotherapy (RT) or both for a prior disorder, diagnosed during the last 20 years in three European countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS The primary disorder and its treatment, interval from primary disorder to tAPL, characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cryopreservation of hemopoietic progenitors for transplantation has been traditionally performed by the use of a controlled-rate freezer. Several groups have reported successful cryopreservation of progenitor cells at -80 degrees C without a controlled-rate freezer. In an attempt to elucidate whether both methods are equally(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Interferon-a (IFN) is increasingly being used as the drug of choice in chronic myeloid leukemia patients. The main objectives of the study were to study the influence of the classic prognostic variables and response to IFN, and to assess the influence of this response on the course of the disease and survival. DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To analyze in patients with de novo acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) treated with an ATRA plus anthracyclin-based protocol if the presence of additional cytogenetic aberrations to the t(15;17) influences: 1. clinical and biological presenting features; 2. disease outcome. DESIGN AND METHODS One hundred and thirteen patients(More)
INTRODUCTION This study analyses the factors affecting mobilisation and engraftment in autologous peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation according to the number of CD34(+) re-infused. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 190 patients underwent mobilisation with G-CSF alone (n=113) or in combination with chemotherapy (n=77). A total of 116 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Imatinib mesylate has recently been shown to be highly effective in chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The results of imatinib treatment in chronic-phase CML patients resistant or intolerant to interferon (IFN) and the factors predicting therapeutic response and progression-free survival were analyzed. DESIGN AND(More)
Imatinib mesylate (STI571) is a highly effective and well-tolerated treatment for patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), but information on its efficacy and tolerance in intensively pretreated patients is scarce. Thirty-three chronic-phase CML patients who were resistant or intolerant to interferon (IFN) and had been previously(More)
Fludarabine produces high response rates in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Nevertheless, response to fludarabine of patients with previously treated CLL varies from 17% to 74% (0% to 38% CR). In 68 patients with heavily pretreated and advanced CLL, an overall response rate to fludarabine of 28% (4% CR) was observed. Response(More)
A study on 315 patients undergoing transplantation with CD34+ selected blood cells from HLA-identical siblings was performed to determine risk factors for acute GVHD (aGVHD). Recipients of a dose of CD34+ cells (x 10(6)/kg) of 2 or less, more than 2 to 4, and more than 4 had a cumulative incidence of aGVHD grades I-IV of 21%, 35%, and 43%, respectively(More)