Werner Olipitz

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BACKGROUND Therapy related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs) are complex diseases originating from an interplay between exogenous toxicities and a susceptible organism. It has been hypothesised that in a subset of cases t-MNs develop in the context of hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes. METHODS The study systematically evaluated pedigrees of patients with(More)
 Acute myelofibrosis is a rare, malignant hematological disorder of unknown etiology with an inevitably fatal outcome. Here we present the study of a 63-year-old Caucasian man with acute onset of pancytopenia. Repeated bone marrow biopsies showed dense fibrosis and hypoplastic hematopoiesis raising various differential diagnoses of malignant and(More)
The granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor (G-CSF-R) transmits signals for proliferation and differentiation of myeloid progenitor cells. Here we report on the identification of a rare single nucleotide polymorphism within its intracellular domain (G-CSF-R_Glu785Lys). Screening a cohort of 116 patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS),(More)
We investigated the potential role of defective DNA-mismatch repair (MMR) as a mediator of leukemogenic susceptibility in patients with therapy-related myelodysplasia (t-MDS) and leukemia (t-leuk). Thirty-seven individuals with t-MDS/t-leuk were analyzed for microsatellite instability (MSI), the hallmark of defective DNA-MMR. Using standardized(More)
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