Mohamad Mohty

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PURPOSE To compare efficacy and safety of bortezomib plus dexamethasone and vincristine plus doxorubicin plus dexamethasone (VAD) as induction before stem-cell transplantation in previously untreated myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred eighty-two patients were randomly assigned to VAD (n = 121), VAD plus dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, etoposide,(More)
We investigated efficacy and toxicity of lenalidomide in 24 heavily pretreated myeloma patients with a median age of 59 years (range: 37-70) and relapse after allo-SCT. Lenalidomide was given at a dose of 15 mg (n=4), or 25 mg (n=20), orally once daily on day 1 to day 1 every 28 days, with (n=20) or without (n=4) DHAP. The median number of lenalidomide(More)
The natural history of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) clinical subcategories (classic PNH and aplastic anemia [AA]/PNH syndrome) is still unknown. We retrospectively studied 460 PNH patients diagnosed in 58 French hematologic centers from 1950 to 2005. The median (SE) follow-up time was 6.8 (0.5) years. The median survival time (SE) was 22 (2.5)(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are responsible for the initiation of immune responses. Two distinct subsets of blood DCs have been characterized thus far. Myeloid DCs (MDCs) and plasmacytoid monocytes (PDCs) were shown to be able to promote polarization of naive T cells. This study shows a dramatic quantitative imbalance in both circulating blood DC subsets in 37(More)
IFN-alpha is an important cytokine for the generation of a protective T cell-mediated immune response to viruses. In this study, we asked whether IFN-alpha can regulate the functional properties of dendritic cells (DCs). We show that monocytes cultured in the presence of GM-CSF and IFN-alpha can differentiate into DCs (IFN-alpha-derived DCs (IFN-DCs)). When(More)
PURPOSE Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and FLT3/internal tandem duplication (FLT3/ITD) have poor prognosis if treated with chemotherapy only. Whether this alteration also affects outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) remains uncertain. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 206 patients who underwent HLA-identical(More)
PURPOSE Reduced intensity conditioning regimen (RIC) is increasingly used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Unrelated donor (UD) transplants have more complications. We wanted to examine if RIC is a valid treatment option using UD in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2005, 401 patients with AML were(More)
In all, 661 of 680 centers in 48 countries reported 37 818 hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) in 33 678 patients (14 165 allogeneic (42%), 19 513 autologous (58%)) in the 2012 survey. Main indications were leukemias, 10 641 (32%; 95% allogeneic); lymphoid neoplasias, 19 336 (57%; 11% allogeneic); solid tumors, 1630 (5%; 3% allogeneic); and nonmalignant disorders,(More)
In multiple myeloma, peripheral neuropathy has for a long time been considered as mainly secondary to the plasma cell dyscrasia itself. With the advent of new targeted drugs such as thalidomide and bortezomib, the iatrogenic neurotoxicity has become the leading cause of peripheral neuropathy. This review discusses the pathogenesis, incidence, risk factors,(More)