In chronic myeloid leukemia, different methods are available to monitor the response to therapy: chromosome banding analysis (CBA), interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (I-FISH), and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-Q-PCR). The GIMEMA CML WP (Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche Adulto Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Working Party) has performed a prospective study to compare CBA and I-FISH for the definition of complete cytogenetic response (CCgR). Samples (n = 664) were evaluated simultaneously by CBA and I-FISH. Of 537 cases in CCgR, the number of positive nuclei by I-FISH was less than 1% in 444 cases (82.7%). Of 451 cases with less than 1% positive nuclei by I-FISH, 444 (98.4%) were classified as CCgR by CBA. The major molecular response rate was significantly greater in cases with I-FISH less than 1% than in those with I-FISH 1% to 5% (66.8% vs 51.6%, P < .001) and in cases with CCgR and I-FISH less than 1% than in cases with CCgR and I-FISH 1% to 5% (66.1% vs 49.4%, P = .004). I-FISH is more sensitive than CBA and can be used to monitor CCgR. With appropriate probes, the cutoff value of I-FISH may be established at 1%.
Chronic myeloid leukemia: a prospective comparison of interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization and chromosome banding analysis for the definition of complete cytogenetic response : a study of the GIMEMA CML WP / N. Testoni, G. Marzocchi, S. Luatti, M. Amabile, C. Baldazzi, M. Stacchini, M. Nanni, G. Rege-Cambrin, E. Giugliano, U. Giussani, E. Abruzzese, S. Kerim, M.G. Grimoldi, A. Gozzetti, B. Crescenzi, C. Carcassi, P. Bernasconi, A. Cuneo, F. Albano, G. Fugazza, A. Zaccaria, G. Martinelli, F. Pane, G. Rosti, M. Baccarani. - In: BLOOD. - ISSN 0006-4971. - 114:24(2009 Dec), pp. 4939-4943.
|Titolo:||Chronic myeloid leukemia: a prospective comparison of interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization and chromosome banding analysis for the definition of complete cytogenetic response : a study of the GIMEMA CML WP|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2009-07-229864|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|