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PURPOSE The aims of the current study were to evaluate in patients with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) the feasibility and usefulness of high-dose chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy followed by hematopoietic stem-cell support with autologous peripheral-blood progenitor cells (PBPC) harvested after high-dose cyclophosphamide (HDCYC). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To analyze therapy-related acute myeloid leukemias (tAMLs) with t(8;21), inv(16), or t(8;16). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients with tAML and t(8;21)(q22;q22), inv(16)(p13;q22), or t(8;16)(p11;p13) from seven centers, along with 23 previously published cases, were studied. RESULTS Twenty-six, 16, and six patients, respectively, had(More)
We analyzed the incidence, presenting features, risk factors of extramedullary (EM) relapse occurring in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) treated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and chemotherapy by using a competing-risk method. In total, 740/ 806 (92%) patients included in three multicenter trials (APL91, APL93 trials and PETHEMA 96) achieved CR, of(More)
Forty-two patients with refractory (15 patients) or relapsed (27 patients) Hodgkin's disease (HD) were included in a prospective single center study evaluating the efficacy of a regimen VIP combining etoposide 75 mg/m2/day days 1-5, ifosfamide 1.2 g/m2/day days 1-5 and cisplatinum 20 mg/m2/day days 1-5, one course every 4 weeks as salvage therapy in(More)
Fifty-six patients with chemosensitive NHL were studied to assess factors affecting mobilization and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) collection: all were mobilized with high-dose cyclophosphamide and etoposide and G-CSF 5 microg/kg/day. None of them had bone marrow involvement at the time of mobilization or a history of extended field irradiation.(More)
Vaginal bleeding during aplasia can induce transfusion support, infection and discomfort. Oral and intramuscular hormonotherapy can be toxic and/or difficult to manage (mucositis). This single-center pilot study evaluated the efficacy and safety of leuprorelin (L) in preventing heavy vaginal bleeding in 20 nonmenopausal women with leukemia, lymphoma or(More)
Fifty-one patients with primary refractory or relapsed malignant lymphoma (47 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and four Hodgkin's disease) were treated with a new chemotherapeutic regimen (cisplatinum, methyl GAG, bleomocyin, methyl prednisolon). Among these 51 patients, 41 had measurable disease. Three of these 41 patients achieved complete remissions (7.3%) and 17(More)
From May 1985 to June 1990, 94 newly diagnosed cases of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) were treated at the Institut Gustave-Roussy, of which four (4.3%) demonstrated mixed cell lineage. All these cases were morphologically and cytochemically considered as myelogenous leukemias according to the FAB classification. Immunophenotyping revealed in all four(More)