Articles

Diagnostic testing in myeloid malignancies by next-generation sequencing: recommendations from the Commission Personalised Medicine

BJH - volume 10, issue 6, october 2019

E. Van Valckenborgh PhD, M. Bakkus PhD, E. Boone PhD, A. Camboni MD, PhD, J-P. Defour PhD, B. Denys MD, H. Devos MD, L. Dewispelaere MD, G. Froyen PhD, A. Hébrant PhD, P. Heimann MD, PhD, P. Hermans MD, PhD, E. Heylen PhD, K. Jacobs PhD, F. Lambert MD, M. Le Mercier Apr, PhD, E. Lierman PhD, H. Louagie MD, PhD, B. Maes MD, PhD, M-B. Maes PhD, G. Martens MD, PhD, L. Michaux MD, PhD, F. Nollet PhD, MSc, H.A. Poirel MD, PhD, G. Raicevic PhD, P. Saussoy MD, PhD, T. Tousseyn MD, PhD, M. Van Den Bulcke PhD, P. Vandenberghe MD, PhD, K. Vandepoele PhD, P. Vannuffel PhD, T. Venken PhD, K. Vermeulen PhD

SUMMARY

Molecular diagnostics have an increasing impact on diagnosis, risk stratification and targeted treatment in haemato-oncology. In the framework of a pilot study for the implementation of next-generation sequencing in the Belgian healthcare system, the Commission of Personalised Medicine was founded to give professional and evidence-based advice on the molecular analysis in haemato-oncology. This paper describes its recommendations for NGS analysis in myeloid malignancies. In addition, the minimally required set of genes that must be analysed is defined and algorithms for molecular workflow in myeloid malignancies are proposed.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2019;10(6):241–9)

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P26 Immunomagnetic enrichment of circulating tumor cells prior to tumor Ig specific qASO-PCR enhances the sensitivity of minimal residual disease detection in multiple myeloma

BJH - 2018, issue Abstract Book BHS, february 2018

W. De Brouwer MD, J. Van Der Straeten MSc, C. Demanet MD, PhD, H. Schots , M. Bakkus PhD, I. Van Riet PhD

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P1.18 Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis with a lymphoma phenotype: characterization and prognosis of a patient cohort

BJH - volume 6, issue Abstract Book BHS, january 2015

S. Vander Meeren , B. Heyrman MD, W. Renmans , K. Jochmans MD, PhD, M. Bakkus PhD, H. De Raeve MD, PhD, R. Schots MD, PhD, M. De Waele

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Minimal residual disease quantification by PCR in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

BJH - volume 5, issue 3, september 2014

J. Van Der Straeten MSc, B. De Moerloose MD, PhD, M-F. Dresse MD, PhD, S. Dupont MD, A. Ferster MD, PhD, P. Philippet MD, A. Uyttebroeck MD, PhD, J. van der Werff ten Bosch MD, PhD, C. Demanet MD, PhD, Y Benoit MD, PhD, M. Bakkus PhD

Summary

In Belgium approximately 70 children are diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia annually. For these children, the monitoring of minimal residual disease has an important prognostic value. The level of minimal residual disease during the first three months of therapy is used to recognise subgroups that differ substantially in outcome. Two techniques are used for minimal residual disease monitoring: the Genescan method and the allele specific oligonucleotide polymerase chain reaction. The Genescan method is a less sensitive method (10−3) but is fast and less expensive. The allele specific oligonucleotide polymerase chain reaction requires more time and budget but has a sensitivity of 10−4–10−5. Both techniques have proven their value in minimal residual disease monitoring in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2014;5(3):81–8)

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P2.09 Impact of minimal residual disease monitoring on therapy in Belgian childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

BJH - volume 5, issue Abstract Book BHS, january 2014

J. Van Der Straeten MSc, B. De Moerloose MD, PhD, M-F. Dresse MD, PhD, S. Dupont MD, A. Ferster MD, PhD, P. Philippet MD, A. Uyttebroeck MD, PhD, J. Van der Werf ten Bosch , C. Demanet MD, PhD, Y Benoit MD, PhD, M. Bakkus PhD

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