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Improved risk-stratification and outcome prediction in children with average risk precursor-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a 19-microRNA signature

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Risk stratification has led to a tremendous improvement of the 5-year overall survival rates in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The average risk group (AR) where nor favorable nor unfavorable factors are found is the largest patient group, accounting for more than 85% of patients. Despite the good overall survival rate the total number of relapses observed in this AR group is considerable. Genome-wide microRNA (miRNA) profiling on diagnostic bone marrow samples of patients who experienced relapse and patients in continuous complete remission (CCR) (follow-up>6 years) allowed us to identify a 19-microRNA prognostic signature, predictive for relapse within this group. The signature holds an accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of respectively 77 %, 69 % and 84 %. Currently, the signature is evaluated in an independent validation cohort. Notably, many of the miRNAs present in this signature are known oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. Absence of any other prognostic parameter within this patient group makes the identified signature a unique and powerful tool for further risk-stratification. The method and signature are suitable for laboratory routine testing, and, will be further evaluated in a prospective study.

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Ghazavi, Farzaneh, Tim Lammens, Stefan Suciu, Genevieve Laureys, Marleen Bakkus, Alina Ferster, Anne Uyttebroeck, et al. 2012. “Improved Risk-stratification and Outcome Prediction in Children with Average Risk precursor-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Using a 19-microRNA Signature.” In Belgian Hematological Society, 27th General Annual Meeting, Abstracts.
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Ghazavi, F., Lammens, T., Suciu, S., Laureys, G., Bakkus, M., Ferster, A., Uyttebroeck, A., et al. (2012). Improved risk-stratification and outcome prediction in children with average risk precursor-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a 19-microRNA signature. Belgian Hematological Society, 27th General annual meeting, Abstracts. Presented at the 27th General annual meeting of the Belgian Hematological Society.
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Ghazavi F, Lammens T, Suciu S, Laureys G, Bakkus M, Ferster A, et al. Improved risk-stratification and outcome prediction in children with average risk precursor-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a 19-microRNA signature. Belgian Hematological Society, 27th General annual meeting, Abstracts. 2012.
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Ghazavi, Farzaneh, Tim Lammens, Stefan Suciu, et al. “Improved Risk-stratification and Outcome Prediction in Children with Average Risk precursor-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Using a 19-microRNA Signature.” Belgian Hematological Society, 27th General Annual Meeting, Abstracts. 2012. Print.
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  abstract     = {Risk stratification has led to a tremendous improvement of the 5-year overall survival rates in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The average risk group (AR) where nor favorable nor unfavorable factors are found is the largest patient group, accounting for more than 85\% of patients. Despite the good overall survival rate the total number of relapses observed in this AR group is considerable. Genome-wide microRNA (miRNA) profiling on diagnostic bone marrow samples of patients who experienced relapse and patients in continuous complete remission (CCR) (follow-up{\textrangle}6 years) allowed us to identify a 19-microRNA prognostic signature, predictive for relapse within this group. The signature holds an accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of respectively 77 \%, 69 \% and 84 \%. Currently, the signature is evaluated in an independent validation cohort. Notably, many of the miRNAs present in this signature are known oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. Absence of any other prognostic parameter within this patient group makes the identified signature a unique and powerful tool for further risk-stratification. The method and signature are suitable for laboratory routine testing, and, will be further evaluated in a prospective study.},
  author       = {Ghazavi, Farzaneh and Lammens, Tim and  Suciu, Stefan and Laureys, Genevieve and Bakkus, Marleen and Ferster, Alina and Uyttebroeck, Anne and Lutz, Patrick and Cav{\'e}, H{\'e}l{\`e}ne and Plat, Genevi{\`e}ve and Dastugue, Nicole and Dresse, Marie-Fran\c{c}oise and Van der Meulen, Joni and Mestdagh, Pieter and Vandesompele, Jo and Speleman, Franki and De Moerloose, Barbara and Benoit, Yves},
  booktitle    = {Belgian Hematological Society, 27th General annual meeting, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Li{\`e}ge, Belgium},
  title        = {Improved risk-stratification and outcome prediction in children with average risk precursor-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia using a 19-microRNA signature},
  year         = {2012},
}