Teresa Vallespí

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Despite multiple disparate prognostic risk analysis systems for evaluating clinical outcome for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), imprecision persists with such analyses. To attempt to improve on these systems, an International MDS Risk Analysis Workshop combined cytogenetic, morphological, and clinical data from seven large previously reported(More)
Loosdrecht, Ulrich Germing and Detlef Haase Wolfgang R. Sperr, Reinhard Stauder, Sudhir Tauro, Peter Valent, Teresa Vallespi, Arjan A. van de Maciejewski, Silvia M. M. Magalhaes, Yasushi Miyazaki, Michael Pfeilstöcker, Mikkael Sekeres, Fonatsch, Michelle M. Le Beau, Marilyn L. Slovak, Otto Krieger, Michael Luebbert, Jaroslaw Andrea Kuendgen, Alessandro(More)
Therapy planning in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) is complicated by its high prognostic heterogeneity. Forty-one patient and disease characteristics at onset of 370 patients with MDS were analyzed to identify significant prognostic factors for survival and transformation to acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML), and to develop and validate a(More)
Recently, a consensus International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) for predicting outcome and planning therapy in the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has been developed. However, the intermediate-risk cytogenetic subgroup defined by the IPSS includes a miscellaneous number of different single abnormalities for which real prognosis at present is uncertain.(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to analyze the presenting features, natural history, and prognostic factors in 59 patients with well characterized mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). METHODS Cases were classified as nodular or diffuse and as typical or blastic variants. Age, performance status (PS), histologic variants, mitotic index (MI), hematologic(More)
Fusion between the NUP98 and NSD3 genes in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia associated with t(8;11)(p11.2;p15), is reported for the first time. The t(8;11)(p11.2;p15) was identified by classical cytogenetics. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis revealed a split signal with a mix of BAC 118H17 and 290A12, indicating the translocation(More)
In previous studies, the prognostic value of bone marrow (BM) histologic patterns in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been demonstrated. In order to investigate whether such a value is independent of other prognostic parameters, a multivariate survival analysis (Cox's regression model) was undertaken in a series of 329 CLL patients in whom a BM had(More)
Flow cytometry (FC) is increasingly recognized as an important tool in the diagnosis and prognosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, validation of current assays and agreement upon the techniques are prerequisites for its widespread acceptance and application in clinical practice. Therefore, a working group was initiated (Amsterdam, 2008) to(More)
This cooperative study assessed prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 541 patients with de novo myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and deletion 5q. Additional chromosomal abnormalities were strongly related to different patients’ characteristics. In multivariate analysis, the most important(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is essentially morphological and based on the presence of dysplastic features in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. The French-American-British (FAB) Cooperative Group proposed a classification based on easily obtainable laboratory information. In spite of some limitations, the FAB(More)