Viki A. Boussiotis

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In a previous study we obtained a 50% response rate with alpha 2b Interferon in the first stages of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. We have performed a second study randomizing 34 stage A patients, who were receiving no other treatment (8 non-treated controls and 26 patients who had been treated with 3 modalities). We obtained 17 responses (67%) with one(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of EBVD combination chemotherapy followed by low dose (LD) involved field (IF) radiation therapy (RT) in patients with clinical stage (CS) I-IIA Hodgkin's disease (HD), we analyzed 148 patients treated in our Unit from March 1988 to November 1995. EBVD consisted of Epirubicine 40 mg/m2, Bleomycin 10 mg/m2, Vinblastine 6 mg/m2 and(More)
The clinical reaction and the immunological response to influenza virus vaccine were studied in 43 B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients. The Vaxigrip vaccine was administered containing the antigens A/Ghizhou/54/89, A/Singapore/6/86, and B/Yamagata/16/88. The side-effects observed were minimal and well tolerated. Antibody production with titres >(More)
O6-Methylguanine was measured by a competitive repair assay in blood leukocyte DNA of seven patients with Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma during therapeutic exposure to procarbazine involving three daily p.o. doses (50 mg each) for 10 days (corresponding to 2.1 mg/kg/day for a 70-kg human). Adduct accumulation was observed in all seven cases, reaching(More)
In the present study we report our results on the efficacy of Fludarabine monophosphate in 20 B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, refractory to conventional chemotherapy. Of the 20 patients 14 were males and 6 females with a median age of 58 years (44-70). Eight had Binet stage B and 12 stage C. They were previously treated with chlorambucil,(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is curable by conventional chemotherapy in 60--70% of patients. The pretreatment identification of a sizeable subgroup of patients with sufficiently low failure-free survival (FFS) to be eligible for investigational treatment is necessary. OBJECTIVES To determine the prognostic significance of the number of(More)
In the present study we investigated whether prolonged intermittent chlorambucil (Chl) administration is more effective for B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patients, compared to the traditional mode of shorter duration. One hundred and seventeen patients, entered the study, were scheduled to receive Chl orally for 10 days/mo, in a dose of 10(More)
The immune function of seventeen previously untreated stage A, B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patients receiving α2b-interferon (α2b-IFN) was studied before therapy and three months later. In eleven patients a decrease of absolute blood lymphocyte numbers was observed, due to leukemic (CD5 +) cell reduction. No consistent changes in the number of T(More)