Chromosome studies were carried out on 11 National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) patients who had the diagnosis of Sézary syndrome. Heteroploidy, multiple markers including minute and ring chromosomes, and a lack of modality and clone formation, were the common chromosomal findings in this syndrome. Abundant spontaneous division of heteroploid cells in unstimulated peripheral blood cultures, a high percentage of heteroploid cells in stimulated culture, and finally, clone formation, are signs of a fulminant process and lead to the terminal phase of this disease. Early chemotherapeutic eradication of these heteroploid neoplastic cells would, therefore, be the treatment of choice in this disease.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research