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We report our findings in 18 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) aged 60 years or older. A preleukemic syndrome was observed in 2 patients. Compared to younger adults with ALL, L3 morphology was unexpectedly frequent (4/16). T-ALL was not observed. Other criteria of poor prognosis (high white blood cell count, CNS involvement, organomegaly,(More)
Cytologic and cytogenetic results obtained from patients fulfilling the FAB criteria for the diagnosis of acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) of megakaryocytic lineage (ANLL-M7) are reported. Eleven cases were de novo ANLL-M7, of whom three presented with acute myelofibrosis. Four cases were megakaryoblastic transformations of chronic myelogenous leukemia(More)
Carbon-11 thymidine (TdR) uptake using positron emission tomography (PET) has been measured in ten patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The rate of TdR uptake (mean +/- s.d.) was of 0.009 +/- 0.006 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in low-grade NHL. This rate was 0.063 +/- 0.049 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in intermediate-grade NHL and 0.159 mumol.100 cc-1.min-1 in a(More)
We have examined the effect of BCR/ABL junctional antisense phosphodiester oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs) on BV173 and other chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cell lines. Various control ODNs were used to understand the mechanism of the observed antiproliferative effect. Not only the antisense ODNs but also several control ODNs inhibit the proliferation of(More)
Haploidentical transplantation has become a clinical option for patients lacking a compatible donor. However, patients are still referred at advanced stages and are usually heavily pretreated. This results in a high risk of toxicity, relapses and infections. We therefore started a donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) dose-finding protocol, to try to improve both(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is a potent inducer of differentiation and cell death in malignant cells. Its effect is known to be mediated through binding to specific nuclear (RARs and RXRs) or cytoplasmic (CRABP) proteins. ATRA is strikingly effective in acute promyelocytic leukemia (the AML3 subtype) inducing a high incidence of complete remissions.(More)
The recent advent of lenalidomide has been a major breakthrough in IPSS lowand intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with del 5q syndrome, as this drug leads to RBC transfusion independence in twothirds of them. The kinetics of response to lenalidomide and in vitro studies suggested a selective inhibitory effect of lenalidomide on the clone(More)
It is of practical clinical importance to be able to reinfuse into patients dendritic cells which have been previously frozen in aliquots. However, there are few studies comparing the function of fresh and frozen dendritic cells. We therefore decided to perform a systematic immunophenotypic and functional comparison of fresh and frozen dendritic cells. We(More)
Antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs) are now being extensively investigated in an attempt to achieve cell growth suppression through specific targeting of genes related to cell proliferation, despite increasing evidence of non-antisense cytotoxic effects. In the context of anti-BCR/ABL antisense strategies in chronic myeloid leukemia, we have(More)