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Despite the availability of combined-modality treatment for Ewing sarcoma (ES) and soft tissue sarcomas (STS), results from independent groups still indicate a poor prognosis for high-risk and metastasized patients. The benefit of high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as compared to standard(More)
PURPOSE Patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) have poor prognoses with current conventional chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high-dose therapy (HDT) followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) on patients with AITL. PATIENTS AND METHODS We report a retrospective, multicenter study of 146(More)
Previously, a dose-dependent influence of recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) on CD34+ mobilization was demonstrated. In this single-center prospective analysis, 52 healthy donors were investigated to determine the efficacy of intermediate-dose rhG-CSF 2×8 µg/kg donor body weight (bw) and intermediate large volume apheresis(More)
The present paper summarizes the results of the second German consensus meeting on immunogenetic donor search for allotransplantation of hematopoietic stem cells held in Essen in November 1999 under the auspices of the German Society for Immunogenetics (DGI) and the German Working Party for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (DAG-KBT). Immunogeneticists and(More)
A modified two-step polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used for the amplification of BCR/ABL mRNA in 16 patients with Philadelphia chromosomepositive (Ph+) chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). At different intervals after BMT, patient cells were assessed for the presence of BCR/ABL mRNA by two(More)
Dear editor, Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignant disorder characterized by an uncontrolled clonal proliferation of malignant bone marrow (BM) plasma cells producing a monoclonal paraprotein which is readily detectable both in serum and urine in the majority of patients. MM is associated with lytic bone lesions, renal function impairment and(More)
The clinical course of polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia is potentially associated with long-term severe complications, such as evolution to myelofibrosis or acute myeloid leukemia. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is currently the only potentially curative treatment for advanced polycythemia vera or essential thrombocythemia. We analyzed(More)
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is a rare subtype of peripheral T-cell lymphomas with a poor prognosis. Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) was retrospectively evaluated as a consolidation or salvage strategy for EATL. The analysis included 44 patients who received ASCT for EATL between 2000 and 2010. Thirty-one patients (70%) were in(More)
We report the cytogenetic findings in two meningiomas from a child presenting with multiple meningiomas. In contrast to the chromosomal profile of adult meningiomas, both tumors studied revealed excess of chromosomes in addition to monosomy 22. This difference is remarkable considering several reports indicating that childhood meningiomas behave differently(More)