Philippe Schafhausen

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Recent findings support the hypothesis that the CD34(+)-cell population in bone marrow and peripheral blood contains hematopoietic and endothelial progenitor and stem cells. In this study, we report that human AC133(+) cells from granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized peripheral blood have the capacity to differentiate into endothelial cells (ECs).(More)
BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections (BSIs) caused by enterobacteria remain a leading cause of mortality in patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The rate and type of colonization and infection with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) and their mode of transmission in German cancer centres is largely unknown. METHODS We performed a(More)
A phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial was conducted in order to compare the incidence of microbiologically defined infections occurring after high-dose chemotherapy (HDT) and ASCT in 98 patients given lenograstim (Granocyte) and 94 patients given placebo after transplantation. Hematopoietic recovery, the use of i.v.(More)
The dual SRC/ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib is indicated for adults with Ph+ chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) resistant/intolerant to prior therapy. This analysis of an ongoing phase 1/2 study (NCT00261846) assessed effects of baseline patient characteristics on long-term efficacy and safety of bosutinib 500 mg/day in adults with imatinib(More)
Danusertib is a pan-aurora kinase inhibitor with potent activity against Abl kinase including the gatekeeper T315I mutant. A phase 1 dose escalation study of danusertib was conducted in patients with accelerated or blastic phase chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Two dosing schedules were studied:(More)
The ETV6 gene is a member of the ETS family of transcription factors and the main target of chromosomal rearrangements affecting chromosome band 12p13. To date, more than 15 fusion partners of ETV6 have been characterized at the molecular level. Most of these fusions encode chimeric proteins with oncogenic properties. However, some of the translocations do(More)
Emergence of resistance to Imatinib complicates the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Second-generation Bcr-Abl inhibitors are capable to overcome resistance mediated by most mutations except T315I. As this mutation is causative for approximately 20% of clinically observed resistances, the need for novel treatment strategies becomes obvious.(More)
Here we describe the results of an interlaboratory test for RT-PCR-based BCR/ABL analysis. The test was organized in two parts. The number of participating laboratories in the first and second part was 27 and 20, respectively. In the first part samples containing various concentrations of plasmids with the ela2, b2a2 or b3a2 BCR/ABL transcripts were(More)