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Dasatinib is a potent BCR-ABL inhibitor effective in chronic myeloid leukemia and Ph(+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) resistant/intolerant to imatinib. In the GIMEMA LAL1205 protocol, patients with newly diagnosed Ph(+) ALL older than 18 years (with no upper age limit) received dasatinib induction therapy for 84 days combined with steroids for the(More)
The paper illustrates the system WITH (Write on Internet clinical Trials in Haematology) which supports the writing of a clinical trial (CT) document. The requirements of this system have been defined analysing the writing process of a CT and then modelling the content of its sections together with their logical and temporal relationships. The system WITH(More)
After the identification of discrete relapse-risk categories in patients with acute pro-myelocytic leukemia (APL) receiving all-trans retinoic and idarubicin (AIDA)–like therapies, the Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto (GIMEMA) designed a protocol for newly diagnosed APL (AIDA-2000) in which postremis-sion treatment was risk-adapted.(More)
PURPOSE The causes of the aggressive nature of BCR-ABL1-positive adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are unknown. To identify, at the submicroscopic level, oncogenic lesions that cooperate with BCR-ABL1 to induce ALL, we performed an investigation of genomic copy number alterations using single nucleotide polymorphism array, genomic polymerase chain(More)
In the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Leukemia Group and Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell' Adulto (EORTC-LG/GIMEMA) acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-10 trial, patients in first complete remission (CR1) received a single intensive consolidation (IC) course. Subsequently, those patients younger than 46 years with an(More)
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) has greatly modified the prognosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia; however, the role of maintenance in patients in molecular complete remission after consolidation treatment is still debated. From July 1993 to May 2000, 807 genetically proven newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia patients received ATRA plus idarubicin(More)
Thirty elderly (> 60 years) Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) received imatinib, 800 mg daily, associated to steroids without further chemotherapy as frontline treatment. Median age was 69 years (range, 61-83 years). Twenty-nine patients were evaluable for response and all of them obtained a(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with mutated NPM1 usually carries normal karyotype (NK), but it may harbor chromosomal aberrations whose significance remains unclear. We addressed this question in 631 AML patients with mutated/cytoplasmic NPM1. An abnormal karyotype (AK) was present in 93 of 631 cases (14.7%), the most frequent abnormalities being +8, +4, -Y,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is one of the enzymes involved in folate metabolism and DNA methylation and synthesis. Some genotypes of this highly polymorphic enzyme are associated with decreased activity. Previous studies have suggested that individuals with the MTHFR 677TT, 1298AC and 1298CC have a lower risk of(More)
To verify the potential clinical and prognostic value of BCR/ABL isoforms, we analyzed 101 consecutive adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia enrolled in the GIMEMA 0496 trial between October 1996 and December 1999. A p190 or p210 with or without p190 BCR/ABL transcript was documented in 59 (58.5%) and 42 cases(More)