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Dysmyelopoietic syndromes cover sideroblastic or nonsideroblastic refractory anemia with or without excess of blasts, subacute or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The evolution of 193 patients was studied with regard to the initial hematologic picture. A certain number of variables of prognostic value have then been isolated: excess of marrow blasts (more(More)
We report three cases of acute leukaemia with t(4;11) (q21;q23), one of them of undifferentiated and the other two of lymphoid phenotype, occurring after adjuvant radiochemotherapy for breast cancer (two cases) or occupational exposure to radiation (one case). Although the myeloid phenotype and characteristic chromosomal anomalies usually observed in(More)
We performed molecular cloning and sequencing of the breakpoints of a new chromosomal translocation involving the MYC protooncogene locus. This secondary t(8;12)(q24;q22) was associated with a primary t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation in a case of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in blastic transformation. In this leukemia, Northern blot and nuclease(More)
Induction of proliferation and differentiation in response to recombinant human interleukin-3 (hIL-3) was studied in liquid and semisolid cultures of umbilical cord blood and bone marrow cells that were fractionated by "panning" with anti-My10 antibody according to expression of CD34 antigen. Cells from enriched fractions (70% to 90% CD34+) were found to(More)
Simultaneous analysis of DNA and cellular proteins provides information on cell proliferation and metabolism. Cellular protein content coupled with nuclear geometric parameters can be used to evaluate cellular maturation and differentiation. In this study, leucoblasts from 50 cases of adult acute myeloid leukemia were analyzed by flow cytometry, and(More)
Ninety-seven patients with aggressive malignant lymphoma (ML) were treated with an intensive and sequential chemotherapy (protocol LNH-80). There were 42 patients with intermediate grade ML, 53 patients with high-grade ML, and two patients with true histiocytic ML. Most of the patients were in advanced stage: 21 stage III and 61 stage IV. The LNH-80(More)
On 80 occasions 4 iliac biopsy trephines and 4 iliac aspirations were performed in 37 children with neuroblastoma at various stages of the disease. In 38 of these procedures, tumour cells were detected. In 24% of cases, both trephines and aspirates were positive, whereas in 63% neuroblastoma cells were detected only on the trephines and in 13% only on the(More)
The clinical significance of surface markers was investigated in 145 cases of acute myeloid (AML) or undifferentiated leukaemia (AUL), using a panel of six monoclonal antibodies directed to NHL-30.5 antigen (expressed on poorly differentiated myeloid cells), CD13, CD14, CD15, CD33 and CD34 antigens. Expression of CD14 was correlated with higher leucocyte(More)
In about 50% of patients with stage IV neuroblastoma, micrometastases are present in the bone marrow when it is harvested for an autograft to follow induction therapy, and the risk of graft contamination by neuroblastoma cells has been the rationale for the use of a purging procedure. However, bone marrow metastases are detected with trephine biopsies which(More)
High-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are observed in 5% to 10% of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. To describe their histologic subtypes, a group of pathologists was formed. One hundred thirteen cases were reviewed and classified according to the Working Formulation, the updated Kiel classification, and a recent description of(More)