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OBJECTIVE To systematically search for leukemic cells in cryopreserved ovarian cortex from Danish female patients with leukemia, who had ovarian cortex cryopreserved for fertility preservation before potentially sterilizing treatment. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of data in a clinical project. SETTING University hospital laboratories. PATIENT(S) In(More)
Some women suffering from leukemia require bone marrow transplantation to be cured. Bone marrow transplantation is associated with a high risk of sterility, and some patients are offered fertility preservation by cryopreservation of the ovarian cortex. Transplantation of the ovarian cortex to women cured of leukemia who became menopausal is currently not(More)
Myelodysplasia (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are heterogeneous, closely associated diseases arising de novo or following chemotherapy with alkylating agents, topoisomerase II inhibitors, or after radiotherapy. Whereas de novo MDS and AML are almost always subclassified according to cytogenetic characteristics, therapy-related MDS (t-MDS) and(More)
In therapy-related myelodysplasia (t-MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML), at least eight alternative genetic pathways have been defined based on characteristic recurrent chromosome abnormalities. Patients presenting as t-MDS and patients presenting as overt t-AML cluster differently in these pathways. The cytogenetic pattern depends on the type of(More)
Polycythemia vera (PV) is characterized by the presence of the JAK2V617F mutation in virtually all patients. Several studies have shown that the JAK2V617F mutational load decreases during treatment with alpha-interferon 2. We report on molecular and histomorphological bone marrow responses in seven PV patients with profound molecular responses during and(More)
We report four previously undescribed families with germline BRCA1-associated protein-1 gene (BAP1) mutations and expand the clinical phenotype of this tumor syndrome. The tumor spectrum in these families is predominantly uveal malignant melanoma (UMM), cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) and mesothelioma, as previously reported for germline BAP1 mutations.(More)
Frameshift mutations of the nucleophosmin gene (NPM1) were recently reported as a frequently occurring abnormality in patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To evaluate the frequency of NPM1 mutations in patients with therapy-related myelodysplasia (t-MDS) and therapy-related AML (t-AML), and their possible association to type of previous(More)
PURPOSE To determine the association of microRNA expression and chromosomal changes with metastasis and survival in uveal melanoma (UM). METHODS Thirty-six patients with UM were selected based on the metastatic status, and clinicopathological data were collected. Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) was used to identify chromosomal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic effect of a combination of American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging (7th edition) and genetic status in patients with posterior uveal melanoma. METHODS A consecutive cohort of 153 patients with posterior uveal melanoma treated at Copenhagen University Hospital from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012 was(More)