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PURPOSE To determine the efficacy and safety of bendamustine as a single agent in refractory or relapsed T-cell lymphomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with histologically confirmed peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who progressed after one or more lines of prior chemotherapy received bendamustine at 120 mg/m(2) per day on(More)
Despite very similar gene expression profiles, the clinical course of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is heterogeneous. Immunoglobulin VH (IgVH) mutational status and expression of B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling mediators have been associated with disease progression. However, the consequences of BCR engagement on cell survival and evolution of(More)
Hydroxyurea is the standard therapy of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) presenting with advanced myeloproliferative and/or myelodysplastic features. Response to hypomethylating agents has been reported in heterogeneous series of CMML. We conducted a phase 2 trial of decitabine (DAC) in 39 patients with advanced CMML defined according to a previous(More)
After failure of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), lenalidomide (LEN) yields red blood cell (RBC) transfusion independence (TI) in 20-30% of lower-risk non-del5q myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Several observations suggest an additive effect of ESA and LEN in this situation. We performed a randomized phase III study in 131 RBC transfusion-dependent(More)
Transformation of Philadelphia (Ph)-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with poor response to chemotherapy and short survival. Fifty-four patients with Ph-negative MPN (including 21 essential thrombocythemia [ET], 21 polycythemia vera [PV], 7 primary myelofibrosis, and(More)
Acute respiratory failure and infectious pneumonia are the major causes of death during induction chemotherapy of acute leukemia. However, the causes, incidence and prognostic value of all respiratory events (REs) occurring in this context have never been assessed prospectively. We recruited 65 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia into a(More)
PURPOSE The GRASPALL/GRAALL-SA2-2008 Phase II trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of L-asparaginase encapsulated within erythrocytes (GRASPA®) in patients ≥ 55 years with Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia. FINDINGS Thirty patients received escalating doses of GRASPA® on Day 3 and 6 of induction Phases 1 and 2. The primary(More)
No constant genetic alteration has yet been unravelled in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), and, to date, the most frequent alteration, the SIL-TAL1 deletion, is found in approximately 20% of cases. Recently, two genes have been identified, the multiple tumor-suppressor gene 1 (MTS1) and multiple tumor-suppressor gene 2 (MTS2), whose products(More)