Adjuvant Therapies of Cancer by F. Spreafico, A. Mantovani, R. Giavazzi, G. Conti, A.

By F. Spreafico, A. Mantovani, R. Giavazzi, G. Conti, A. Anaclerio (auth.), Prof. G. Mathé, Dr. G. Bonadonna, Prof. S. Salmon (eds.)

Transplantation of syngeneic (donor is a monozygous dual) or allogeneic (donor is an HLA-identical sibling) marrow offers the chance for competitive antileukemic treatment with out regard to marrow toxicity. until eventually 1975, marrow transplantation was once performed in basic terms after failure of all different remedy. for that reason, such a lot sufferers have been in complex relapse. Six of sixteen recipients of syngeneic marrow and thirteen of a hundred recipients of allogeneic marrow are nonetheless in remission after five. 5-10 years [3, 7]. An actuarial survival curve of the 1st a hundred sufferers grafted in Seattle after conditioning with cyclophos­ phamide (60 mg/kg on every one of two successive days) and overall physique irradiation (1,000 rad) confirmed 3 classes of curiosity: (1) the 1st four months confirmed a swift lack of sufferers linked to complicated disease, graft-versus-host illness, infections (in specific interstitial pneumonias), and recurrent leukemia; (2) from four months to two years, the curve confirmed a miles slower fee of decline attributable essentially to recurrent leukemia; and (3) from 2-10 years, the curve used to be virtually flat with a negligible lack of sufferers and no recurrent leukemia. This flat component to the curve corresponded to thirteen% of the sufferers and shows a robust likelihood that most of those survivors are cured in their illness [8]. makes an attempt at decreasing the prevalence of leukemic relapse after transplantation have been made by means of a couple of marrow transplant teams by means of additional chemotherapy.

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Schaison, C. Chastang, and J. Bernard* Unite de Chimiotherapie, Institut de Recherches sur les Maladies du Sang, H6pital Saint-Louis, 2 Place du Docteur Fournier, F-75475 Paris Cedex 10, France Summary Burkitt's-type leukemias have specific cytologic, immunologic, and cytogenetic characteristics. Initial symptomatology frequently includes abdominal tumors and initial CNS involvement. Despite intensive treatment including high-dose cyclophosphamide, prognosis remains poor in most patients because of failures to achieve complete remission (CR) or because of early relapses, especially CNS relapses.

Holland City University of New York, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, Department of Neoplastic Diseases, New York, NY 10029, USA Summary Our chemoimmunotherapy study shows significantly longer remission and survival in acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) patients who have been immunized with neuraminidase-treated allogeneic myeloblasts as compared to patients who received chemotherapy alone or neuraminidase-treated myeloblasts plus MER. MER impairs the immunotherapeutic effectiveness of neuraminidase-treated allogeneic myeloblasts in AML patients.

The 19 children with poor prognosis ALL who submitted to protocol 16 have been compared with the 40 children (39 who achieved CR) with the same disease who submitted to protocol 12. This comparison seems valid because no known variable with prognostic value was significantly different in both groups of patients (Table 2). Fig. 2 shows the disease-free survival curves of the two groups of patients according to these protocols. 04). In this small group of poor prognosis ALL patients, we did not observe any significant difference between those of whom the age is 15 years or less and those of whom the age is 15 years or more (Fig.

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