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Safety and efficacy of the fully human anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, ofatumumab, was analyzed in a multicenter dose-escalating study including 33 patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Three cohorts of 3 (A), 3 (B), and 27 (C) patients received 4, once weekly, infusions of ofatumumab at the following doses: (A) one 100 mg and(More)
A multicentric study was carried out to analyse in a large series: (i) the chromosomal status of unfertilized oocytes, (ii) errors at fertilization and (iii) the chromosomal complement of cleaved embryos. Parameters such as type of sterility, maternal age, stimulation treatment, doses of gonadotrophins administered and oocyte preincubation time before(More)
Ongoing studies in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia are evaluating autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation in first remission following fludarabine therapy. However, fludarabine could impair PBSC harvest. In 38 patients after frontline oral fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FDR-CY) therapy, we prospectively evaluated steady state(More)
Since 1987, the GELA has initiated multicenter prospective trials for aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL). Lymphoblastic lymphomas (LBL) were included in those studies until 1997, and 92 LBL patients under 61 years were identified after histological review. The protocols prescribed high-dose anthracycline regimens, four cycles given every 15 days as(More)
OBJECTIVES Approximately 30% of DLBCL patients are older than 70 yr. This study evaluated the prognostic impact of a cachexia score (CS) including fat tissue loss (adipopenia) and sarcopenia as assessed by computed tomography (CT scan) in elderly DLBCL patients treated with chemotherapy and rituximab (R). METHODS This retrospective analysis included 80(More)
In this study, we randomly compared high doses of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib combined with reduced-intensity chemotherapy (arm A) to standard imatinib/hyperCVAD (cyclophosphamide/vincristine/doxorubicin/dexamethasone) therapy (arm B) in 268 adults (median age, 47 years) with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia(More)
A French and Belgian multicenter phase 3 trial was conducted in medically fit patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Of 178 patients enrolled in the study, 165 were randomly assigned to receive 6 courses of oral fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC) in combination with rituximab (FCR; 375 mg/m(2) in cycle one, 500 mg/m(2) in all subsequent(More)
Obinutuzumab is a novel glycoengineered, humanized, type II anti-CD20 antibody. In preclinical studies, obinutuzumab showed greater antileukemic activity than the type I and non-glycoengineered anti-CD20 antibodies rituximab and ofatumumab. 1–3 Obinutuzumab recently became available for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).(More)
A large, multicentre, retrospective survey of patients with hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) was conducted in France to determine the frequency of second malignancies and to analyse the long-term effects of the established purine nucleoside analogues (PNAs), cladribine and pentostatin. The survey retrospectively reviewed the medical history of patients and their(More)
Chromosomal aberrations have been reported in most malignant hematopoietic disorders such as acute or chronic myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoid leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes. Eosinophilic leukemia is a rare hematologic malignancy difficult to distinguish from other forms of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, so that the diagnosis is often made(More)