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Outcomes after unmanipulated haploidentical stem cell transplantation (Haplo) and after unrelated cord blood transplantation (UCBT) are encouraging and have become alternative options to treat patients with high-risk acute leukemia without human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched donor. We compared outcomes after UCBT and Haplo in adults with de novo acute(More)
Insulin and insulin growth factor type 1 (IGF-1) and their receptors are closely related molecules, but both factors bind to the receptor of the other one with a weak affinity. No study has presently documented a role of insulin as a myeloma growth factor (MGF) for human multiple myeloma cells (MMCs), whereas many studies have concluded that IGF-1 is a(More)
Allogeneic transplantation is a challenge in patients of advanced age because of a high risk of non-relapse mortality and potential long-lasting impairment of health-related quality of life. The development of reduced-intensity conditioning regimens has allowed the use of allogeneic transplantation in this population, but the optimal regimen remains(More)
Because the indication of allograft (allogeneic stem cell transplantation [alloSCT]) for multiple myeloma (MM) has widened in recent years, thanks to the development of reduced-intensity conditionings (RIC), it is still unclear if myeloablative conditioning (MAC) remains appropriate. This study compares retrospectively outcomes of patients undergoing either(More)
In the era of chemoimmunotherapy, the optimal treatment paradigm for relapsed and refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma has been challenged. We reviewed the outcome of standard salvage therapy with an autologous stem cell transplant (autoSCT) over the last two decades and the outcome of allogeneic SCT (alloSCT) in the most recent decade. AutoSCT(More)
Resistance to chemotherapy is a major limitation of cancer treatments with several molecular mechanisms involved, in particular altered local drug metabolism and detoxification process. The role of drug metabolism and clearance system has not been satisfactorily investigated in Multiple Myeloma (MM), a malignant plasma cell cancer for which a majority of(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is considered the only a curative treatment in patients with higher risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), although demethylating agents (DMA) have been reported to improve survival. The advantage of HSCT over other treatment comes from retrospective studies and the aim of the current study was to(More)
Intravascular hemolysis in Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) can effectively be controlled with eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds complement protein C5. We report here a retrospective comparison study between 123 patients treated with eculizumab in the recent period (>2005) and 191 historical controls (from the French registry).(More)
Patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) for multiple myeloma (MM) experience a high frequency of extra-medullary relapses (EMR) (20–37%). This study aims at determining factors predictive for EMR after allo-SCT, prognosis of EMR and efficacy of salvage therapies. We retrospectively(More)
Multiple Myeloma (MM) is an incurable malignant plasma cell disorder. We have evaluated the counts of Multiple Myeloma Cells (MMCs) and normal plasma cells (N-PCs), seven days after high-dose melphalan (HDM) and autologous stem transplantation (ASCT). Two third of patients had detectable minimal residual disease (MRD+) (71.7 MMCs/µL) after induction(More)