Wolfgang Queisser

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In order to evaluate the natural history of essential thrombocythaemia (ET), clinical data and prognostic factors of 143 patients with ET were retrospectively analysed (mean observation time 6.1 +/- 4.6 years). In 42 patients the early phase of the disease with initial platelet counts between 250 and 600 x 10(9)/l was assessed. In most early cases, ET was(More)
As curative bone marrow transplantation is available only to a minority of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), drug therapy remains of central interest. Several nonrandomized studies have suggested that interferon-alpha (IFN) may prolong survival in CML. In a randomized multicenter study the influence of IFN versus busulfan or hydroxyurea (HU)(More)
The morphological changes of erythroblasts in congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type I have been analyzed by light and electron microscopy. The results support our earlier assumption, that this hereditary disorder of erythropoiesis is a disease entity and is not identical with any of the previously described hereditary hematological diseases.(More)
Early allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been proposed as primary treatment modality for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This concept has been challenged by transplantation mortality and improved drug therapy. In a randomized study, primary HSCT and best available drug treatment (IFN based) were compared in newly(More)
The optimum treatment conditions of interferon (IFN) alpha therapy in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are still controversial. To evaluate the role of hydroxyurea (HU) for the outcome of IFN therapy, we conducted a randomized trial to compare the combination of IFN and HU vs HU monotherapy (CML-study II). From February 1991 to December 1994, 376 patients(More)
Methotrexate-albumin conjugate (MTX-HSA) is a novel human albumin-based prodrug conjugate of methotrexate (MTX). A low MTX loading rate provided optimal tumor targeting and therapeutic efficacy during preclinical testing. The objectives of this first Phase I study of MTX-HSA were to determine dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) in(More)
BACKGROUND The 24-hour continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and folinic acid (FA) as part of several new multidrug chemotherapy regimens in advanced gastric cancer (AGC) has shown to be effective, with low toxicity. In a previous phase II study with 3-weekly bolus 5-FU, FA and mitomycin C (MMC) we found a low toxicity rate and response rates(More)
Gender-related aspects in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have not been studied well. We therefore analyzed 856 patients with Ph/BCR-ABL-positive CML from the German randomized CML-studies I (interferon alpha (IFN) vs hydroxyurea (HU) vs busulfan) and II (IFN+HU vs HU alone). The median observation time was 8.6 years. A total of 503 patients (59%) were male.(More)
In a randomized multicenter study the influence of hydroxyurea versus busulfan on the duration of the chronic phase and on survival of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) was determined. In addition cross resistance and adverse reactions of the drugs were analyzed. From July 1983 to January 1991, 441 CML patients were randomized to receive hydroxyurea or(More)