ISSN 1866-8836
Клеточная терапия и трансплантация

Volume 1, Number 1
06/18/2008
Volume 1, Number 1
Editor-in-Chief
Afanasyev B. V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Co-Editors-in-Chief
Wagemaker G. (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Zander A. R. (Hamburg, Germany)
Deputy Editor
Chukhlovin A. B. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Fehse B. (Hamburg, Germany)
Novik A. А. (Moscow, Russia)
Managing Editor
Claudia Koltzenburg (Hamburg, Germany)
Editorial Board
Aleynikova O. (Minsk, Belarus)
Alyansky A. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Anagnostou A. (Boston, USA)
Andreeff M. (Houston, USA)
Bacher U. (Hamburg, Germany)
Baуkov V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Baranov V. S. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Barkhatov I. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Baum C. (Hannover, Germany)
Bilko N. (Kiev, Ukraine)
Borset M. (Trondheim, Norway)
Buechner Th. (Muenster, Germany)
Bykov V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Dini G. (Genoa, Italy)
Drize N. (Moscow, Russia)
Egeland T. (Oslo, Norway)
Elstner E. (Berlin, Germany)
Emanuel V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Everaus H. (Tartu, Estonia)
Ferrara J. (Ann Arbor, USA)
Fibbe W. (Leiden, Netherlands)
Galibin O. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Ganser A. (Hannover, Germany)
Granov D. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Ivanov R. (Moscow, Russia)
Klimko N. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Kolb H.-J. (Muenchen, Germany)
Konopleva M. (Houston, USA)
Koza V. (Pilsen, Czech Republic)
Kroeger N. (Hamburg, Germany)
Malikov A. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Mikhailova N. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Mentkevich G. (Moscow, Russia)
Nagler A. (Tel Hashomer, Israel)
Nemkov A. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Neth R. (Hamburg, Germany)
Nevorotin A.J. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Ostertag W. (Hamburg, Germany)
Palutke M. (Detroit, USA)
Roumiantsev A. G. (Moscow, Russia)
Savchenko V. G. (Moscow, Russia)
Smirnov A. V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Stamm C. (Berlin, Germany)
Tetz V. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
To B. (Adelaide, Australia)
Totolian A. A. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Uss A.L. (Minsk, Belarus)
Vilesov A. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Westenfelder Ch. (Salt Lake City, USA)
Wisloff F. (Oslo, Norway)
Zubarovskaya L. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Zvartau E. (St. Petersburg, Russia)
In this Issue

Foreword

To the editorial board and readers of “Cellular Therapy and Transplantation”

Dear friends,
Not so long ago, it would have been hard for me to imagine that I would be writing a welcome letter for the pilot issue of a specialized scientific journal. However, as we say in Russia, mysterious are the ways of the Lord. As things turned out, the topics of this Journal, and especially, its aims and tasks, have proven very close to me. In September 2007, the R. M. Gorbacheva Memorial Institute of Child Hematology and Transplantology was opened at the St. Petersburg State I. Pavlov Medical University. The Gorbachev Foundation, the National Reserve Bank, and the Russian Ministry of Public Health Care were among the initiators of this modern medical department. They have done their best to afford construction of a representative building, acquisition of clinical equipment and medical drugs for the new Institute. Many specialists from this Institute have received the opportunity of undergoing professional training in foreign countries. The Institute is now the largest Russian institution operating in this field of medicine. In the near future, 400 to 500 bone marrow transplantations will be carried out annually. Encouraging perspectives exist for the Institute, and, hence, for the children suffering from leukemia. When performing such a highly sophisticated activity, many issues depend on broad interactions and on shared experience with the best medical and research centers, both in Europe and worldwide. I was happy to hear that the Institute has found the opportunity to organize annual scientific symposia in memory of Raisa Maximovna. Involvement in this international “Cellular Therapy and Transplantation” Journal will provide another method of exchange of novel results and ideas. A Journal with this specific scientific focus represents realistic hopes for recovery for children and their healing from such terrible diseases as leukemia. With this mind, I wish the new Journal every success. Way to go!

Yours Mikhail Gorbachev

Editorial

A meeting point for different lines of thought

Boris Vladimirovich Afanasyev
and Axel Rolf Zander

Keynote

Articles

Efficacy and safety of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell rescue for relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma patients in former USSR countries. Retrospective analysis of data from four transplantation centers in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine

Ptushkin V. V.1, Afanasyev B. V.3, Zhukov N. V.1, Uss A. L.2, Karamanesht E. E.4, Milanovich N. F.2, Mikhaylova N. B.3,
Korenkova I. S.4, Minenko S. V.1, Demina E. A.1, Zmachinski V. A.2, Pugachev A. A.3, Borodkin S. V.4

A comparative study of HLA-A and HLA-В antigens and haplotype distribution among donors of hematopoietic stem cells from Russian and German regions

Ludmila N. Bubnova1, Galina A. Zaitseva2, Ludmila V. Erokhina1, Andrej S. Berkos1, Natalija V. Reutova1, Elena V. Belyaeva1, Marina N. Petrovskaya3, Natalija K. Ignatova4, Ella Ye. Koudinova5, Vera M. Minina6


Optimization of the indications for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia based on interactive diagnostic strategies

Maite Hartwig1, Axel Rolf Zander1, Torsten Haferlach2, Boris Fehse1,3,Nicolaus Kröger1, Ulrike Bacher1*

A New Approach to Therapy for Acute GVHD

James L.M. Ferrara, M.D. 1,2 and John E. Levine, M.D.1,2

Review Articles

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma

Magne Børset1,2, Therese Standal1, Anders Waage1,3 and Anders Sundan1