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Three intensive consolidation strategies are currently provariate analysis, DFS and OS were influenced only by the posed to younger adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) initial white blood cell count and by the French-Americanin first complete remission (CR): allogeneic or autologous British classification. The type of postremission therapy had bone(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in staging, prognosis evaluation and restaging of patients with follicular lymphoma. A retrospective study was performed on 45 patients with untreated biopsy-proven follicular lymphoma who underwent 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT (FDG PET/CT) and CT before(More)
We have developed a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay using TaqMan technology (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA) for monitoring donor cell engraftment in allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. For this purpose, we selected 19 specific sequence polymorphisms belonging to 11 human biallelic loci located on 9(More)
The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway has been shown to be frequently activated in blast cells from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and to contribute to survival and proliferation of these cells. Of the 8 distinct mammalian isoforms of PI3K, it is the class I PI3Ks (p110alpha, p110beta, p110gamma, and p110delta) that are(More)
Various transplantation strategies have been designed to improve the poor prognosis of adult (ages 15 to 60 years) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The GOELAL02 trial evaluated the impact of early allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (alloBMT) or delayed unpurged autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for patients who had no human leukocyte(More)
PURPOSE High amounts of intratumoral macrophages have been shown to correlate with poor prognosis in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) treated with chemotherapy without rituximab. We tried to establish whether intratumoral macrophage count (MC) definitely is able to predict the outcome of FL patients in the rituximab era. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is characterized by a clonal expansion of either CD3(+) cytotoxic T or CD3(-) NK cells. Prominent clinical features of T-LGL leukemia include neutropenia, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The terminal effector memory phenotype (CD3(+)/CD45RA(+)/CD62L(-)CD57(+)) of T-LGL suggests a pivotal chronic antigen-driven(More)
The Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome (IFM) initiated 2 trials in 1999 to study patients with high-risk (beta2-microglobulin level greater than 3 mg/L and chromosome 13 deletion at diagnosis) de novo multiple myeloma. In both protocols, the induction regimen consisted of vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone (VAD) followed by first autologous stem(More)
Acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) carrying inv(16)/t(16;16) chromosomal abnormalities are associated with a good prognosis. However, studies of this AML subtype have been hampered by the few number of patients reported, frequently collectively considered with those with AML carrying the t(8;21) translocation. We performed a retrospective study in 110 patients(More)
Follicular lymphoma (FL) B cells contract tight connections with their microenvironment, which governs the pathogenesis and progression of the disease. Indeed, specific immune response gene signatures, obtained from whole biopsy samples, have been associated with patient survival. In this study, we performed gene expression profiling of purified B cell and(More)