Sophia Danhof

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Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) is a leading cause of septicemia in childhood. Nm septicemia is unique with respect to very quick disease progression, high in vivo bacterial replication rate and its considerable mortality. Nm circumvents major mechanisms of innate immunity such as complement system and phagocytosis. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are(More)
BACKGROUND Carfilzomib, the second-generation proteasome inhibitor, is still awaiting approval for the treatment of multiple myeloma in Europe. Results from clinical trials have demonstrated favorable efficacy in advanced disease but have opened an ongoing debate on cardiac complications related to carfilzomib treatment. 'Real-life' data are scarce. (More)
BACKGROUND Therapy for multiple myeloma (MM) has substantially improved in the era of immunomodulatory drugs and bortezomib. However, the prognosis of patients with progressive disease despite treatment with these 'novel agents' remains poor. Recently, pomalidomide was approved in this setting, but a median progression-free survival of <4 months still(More)
SLAMF7 is under intense investigation as a target for immunotherapy in multiple myeloma. In this study, we redirected the specificity of T cells to SLAMF7 through expression of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) derived from the huLuc63 antibody (elotuzumab) and demonstrate that SLAMF7-CAR T cells prepared from patients and healthy donors confer potent(More)
Although generally not applied as first-line treatment of multiple myeloma, allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-SCT) can still be chosen as ultimate escalation approach in high-risk patients, preferentially within the framework of clinical trials. In this study, we investigated whether decreasing donor chimerism (DC) is predictive for(More)
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