Joaquín Sánchez-García

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The benefit of azacitidine treatment in survival of high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients compared with conventional care treatment (CCT) has not been established outside clinical trials. To assess its effectiveness, we compared overall survival (OS) between azacitidine and conventional treatment (CCT) in high-risk MDS patients, excluding those(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) for B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is associated with a lower probability of leukemia relapse. However, mechanisms by which this GVHD-associated graft-versus-leukemia effect is exerted are poorly understood. In this(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma is routinely considered as a Bcl6-negative B-cell lymphoma carrying the translocation t(11;14). Here we describe a series of five Bcl6-positive mantle cell lymphoma cases, including three classic and two blastoid variants. The proliferative index of these cases, measured with the Ki-67 antibody, was slightly higher than in Bcl6-negative(More)
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) causes significant morbidity and mortality among children undergoing allo-SCT. In this prospective pilot study, we analyze voriconazole as primary antifungal prophylaxis. From October 2004 to July 2010, 56 children <18 years of age were enrolled in this study. Patients received voriconazole doses of 5 mg/kg per 12 h (n=23) or 7(More)
Early detection of donor-derived hematopoietic restoration after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is a crucial issue in the management of heavily immunocompromised patients. The aim of this prospective study was to validate our previously defined cutoff values for reticulocyte maturation parameters as early predictors of hematopoietic(More)
BACKGROUND Dendritic cell (DC)-based immunotherapeutic protocols are being developed to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML). So far, DCs for clinical use are obtained from leukemic blasts or from monocytes, after 6 to 10 days of ex vivo culture. However, DC precursors are easily driven to DCs in short-term culture. We tested if DC precursors contained in(More)
The long-term repopulating capacity of mobilized peripheral blood (MPB) CD34+ cells can be abrogated during ex vivo expansion due to cell-cycle related changes. In this study, we traced cell cycle kinetic and quiescent status of CD34+ cells during ex vivo expansion with exogenous cytokines. The addition of interleukin-3 (IL-3) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) to(More)
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection causes significant morbidity and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In this work, we characterized the phenotype and interferon-gamma (INF-γ) production of HCMV-specific T cells using QuantiFERON-HCMV assay in 26 patients 6 months after HSCT. We analysed whether these two parameters were(More)
The impact of lenalidomide treatment on long-term outcomes of patients with lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chromosome 5q deletion (del(5q)) is unclear. This study used time-dependent multivariate methodology to analyse the influence of lenalidomide therapy on overall survival (OS) and acute myeloblastic leukaemia (AML) progression in 215(More)