Nathalie Cambier

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Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) is a nonleukemogenic treatment of polycythemia vera (PV) able to induce cytogenetic remissions. Its use is limited by toxicity, leading to treatment discontinuation in approximately 20% of patients. We completed a phase 2 multicenter study of pegylated IFN-alpha-2a in 40 PV patients. Objectives included evaluation of efficacy,(More)
V617F JAK2 mutation is a reliable molecular marker of polycythemia vera (PV), potentially useful to monitor the effect of treatments in this disease. In a phase 2 study of pegylated (peg) IFN-alpha-2a in PV, we performed prospective sequential quantitative evaluation of the percentage of mutated JAK2 allele (%V617F) by real-time polymerase chain reaction(More)
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) characterized by unexplained and persistent hypereosinophilia is heterogeneous and comprises several entities: a myeloproliferative form where myeloid lineages are involved with the interstitial chromosome 4q12 deletion leading to fusion between FIP1L1 and PDGFRA genes, the latter acquiring increased tyrosine(More)
BACKGROUND Liver iron content (LIC) assessment by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is validated but not standardized. In a single center, we tried to assess the accuracy of a specific, simple MRI procedure adapted to high LIC from a well-established simple and routine procedure known to quantify LIC. METHODS In 27 cases of monthly transfused patients, we(More)
1Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Avicenne, Service d’Hématologie Clinique and Paris 13 University, Bobigny; 2Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Unité de Biologie Cellulaire, Paris; 3Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Saint-Louis, DBIM, Paris; 4CHU Dupuytren, Service d’Hematologie, Limoges; 5CHRU de Lille,(More)
In the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression is clinically associated with drug resistance, whereas the clinical significance of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP1) is uncertain. Bone marrow from 56 patients with MDS, including six with refractory anaemia (RA)/RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), 23 cases of RA with(More)
Twenty patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and (i) platelets < 50 x 10(9)/l and (ii) bone marrow blasts < or = 10% were treated with androgen therapy (fluoxymesterone at 1 mg/kg/d: seven patients; danazol at 600 mg/d: 13 patients) for at least 3 months. 11 of them (55%) had an increase in platelet counts by at least 30 x 10(9)/l and a(More)
IL-15 and SCF fail to induce NK differentiation and proliferation of CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors from chronic myeloid leukemia patients in contrast to normal stem cells although, both normal and leukemic CD34+ cells display comparable expression of c-kit or IL-15 receptor subunits. Interestingly, confocal microscopy analysis revealed that leukemic and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess real-life treatment practices with imatinib for chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukaemia (CP-CML) in France. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In the observational 'Unmet Needs in CML' (UNIC) study of CML management in Europe, case report forms were completed retrospectively for eligible patients (> or =18 years of age, currently treated for(More)
In France, more than 80% of children with Burkitt's lymphoma or Burkitt's leukemia (ALL3) are now cured with the LMB (B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and B-ALL) protocols of the Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique, but so far, poor results have been obtained in the few adult studies available. We have analyzed the experience with LMB protocols in adult(More)