Antonio Perez-Martinez

Antonio Perez-Martinez
Hospital Universitario La Paz · Servicio de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica

MD, PhD

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Introduction
Antonio Perez-Martinez currently works at the Servicio de Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica , Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain and he is Pediatric Associate Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Antonio does research in Pedicatric Cancer Research, Clinical Immunology and Biology. Their current project is ' Cell therapy based on the chimeric receptor NKG2D for treating childhood leukemia' and NK cells combined with CXCR4 antibody as strategy to control CXCR4+ sarcoma metastasis.
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - October 2019
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Position
  • Head of Department
June 2013 - present
Hospital Universitario La Paz
Position
  • NK cell therapy
June 2009 - December 2009

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Publications (280)
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Anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CART) has rapidly been adopted as the standard third-line therapy to treat aggressive B-cell lymphomas (ABCL) after failure of second-line therapy despite the lack of direct comparisons with allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT)-based strategies. Using the Grupo Español de Trasplante y...
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Background Ectomesenchymomas (EMs) are extremely rare neoplasms composed of malignant mesenchymal components and neuroectodermal derivatives. They are described in a wide variety of locations, with the head and neck region being one of the most frequently involved areas. EMs are usually managed as high-risk rhabdomyosarcomas and have similar outcom...
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Risk factors for severe SARS-Cov-2 infection course are poorly described in children following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). In this international study, we analyzed factors associated with a severe course (intensive care unit (ICU) admission and/or mortality) in post-HCT children. Eighty-nine children (58% male; median age 9 years (min...
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Aim : Sarcopenia is associated with poor prognosis in adult oncologic patients, with little evidence of this association in pediatric population, including hepatoblastoma. Methods : Retrospective study in patients with hepatoblastoma, divided into those with or without sarcopenia. Sarcopenia was assessed by measuring psoas muscle area (PMA) at L4-L...
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Background: Immunocompromised patients are susceptible to high-risk opportunistic infections and malignant diseases. Most antiviral and antifungal drugs are quite toxic, relatively ineffective, and induce resistance in the long term. The transfer of pathogen-specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes has shown a minimal toxicity profile and effectiveness in...
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Cardiotoxicity due to anthracyclines (CDA) affects cancer patients, but we cannot predict who may suffer from this complication. CDA is a complex disease whose polygenic component is mainly unidentified. We propose that levels of intermediate molecular phenotypes in the myocardium associated with histopathological damage could explain CDA susceptib...
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Introduction Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes from the innate immune system part of the first defense barrier against infected and transformed cells, representing 5%-15% of peripheral blood lymphocytes. The cytotoxic capacity of NK cells is controlled by a balance between inhibitory and activating NK receptors expressed on their surface, w...
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Childhood and adolescent cancer survivors (CACS) are a high-risk population for non-communicable diseases and secondary carcinogenesis. The Environmental and Community Health Program for Longitudinal Follow-up of CACS in the region of Murcia, Spain, is an ongoing pioneering program that constitutes a model for social innovation. This study aims to...
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Background aims: We have previously demonstrated the safety and feasibility of adoptive cell therapy with CD45RA- memory T cells containing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2-specific T cells for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 from an unvaccinated donor who was chosen based on human leukocyte antigen compatibility and cellular...
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Introduction The main advantages of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) are the immediate availability of donors, the possibility of developing cell therapy approaches with different novel transplant platforms, and the procedure's cost savings. Methodology We retrospectively analyzed the pediatric haplo-HSCT activit...
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New treatments have increased the life expectancy of pediatric patients diagnosed with malignant hematological diseases, often at the cost of protracting their immunocompromised state in the form of prolonged neutropenia. This neutropenic state favors the development of bacterial and fungal infections. Moreover, recent years have seen a series of c...
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The presence of active viral infections has an impact on the prognosis of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Nevertheless, the number of reports of cytomegalovirus infection in patients with inborn errors of immunity (IEI) who undergo HSCT is relatively low. To analyze the effect of cytomegalovirus infection acquire...
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Pets have many health, emotional and social benefits for children, but the risk of zoonotic infections cannot be underestimated, especially for immunosuppressed patients. We report the recommendations given by health professionals working with pediatric transplant recipients to their families regarding pet ownership. An online survey addressing zoo...
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Treatment targeting CD19 by a chimeric antigen receptor expressed on T cells (anti-CD19 CAR-T) has led to a breakthrough in the management and treatment of relapsed and refractory B- cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). After infusion, the efficacy of anti-CD19 CAR-T is monitored by bone marrow negative minimal residual disease and the absenc...
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Objectives: To compare the outcomes of treosulfan-based vs. busulfan-based conditioning regimens in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in pediatric patients. Methods: Retrospective study of all consecutive patients (2012-2019) treated with allogenic HSCT and treosulfan- or busulfan-based conditioning regimens at a single c...
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Real-world evidence comparing the efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy against that of the previous standard of care (SOC) for refractory large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) is scarce. We retrospectively collected data from patients with LBCL according to SCHOLAR-1 criteria treated with commercial CAR T-cell therapy in Spain (204 pat...
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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a type of myeloid neoplasia that can affect different organs or tissues and exhibits substantial variability in its clinical presentation and biological behaviour, so it may mimic different diseases. Performance of different clinical assessments and laboratory and imaging tests is recommended to determine the...
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Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma (CIF) is a rare tumor in children that occurs in the first years of life. It usually arises in the extremities but some cases affect the trunk, neck, abdomen, or retroperitoneum. Surgical resection has been traditionally the treatment of choice but the development of genomic analysis and targeted therapies has shed...
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Resumen La histiocitosis de células de Langerhans (HCL) es un tipo de neoplasia hematológica de origen mieloide, que puede afectar a diferentes órganos o tejidos, con gran variabilidad en la presentación clínica y comportamiento biológico, por lo que puede simular diferentes enfermedades. Se recomienda realizar diversas pruebas clínicas, analíticas...
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Relapsed and refractory (R/r) disease in paediatric acute leukaemia remains the first reason for treatment failure. Advances in molecular characterisation can ameliorate the identification of genetic biomarkers treatment strategies for this disease, especially in high-risk patients. The purpose of this study was to analyse a cohort of R/r children...
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Introduction Outcomes in patients diagnosed of acute lymphoblastic leukemia with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph-ALL) remains unfavourable compared to other subtypes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia despite improvements in drug treatments as well as advances in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients and methods The role of allogeneic...
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Introduction: The main advantages of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) are the immediate availability of donors, the possibility of developing cell therapy approaches with different novel transplant platforms, and the procedure's cost savings. Methodology: We retrospectively analyzed the pediatric haplo-HSCT act...
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Introduction: Approximately 10% of pediatric patients with cancer have an inherited, sometimes masked, cancer predisposition syndrome (CPS). Identifying patients with genetic susceptibility to malignant disease is essential for their correct diagnosis and clinical management. Materials and methods: Here, we present the workflow and experience of...
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The study analyzes the current status of personalized medicine in pediatric oncology in Spain. It gathers national data on the tumor molecular studies and genomic sequencing carried out at diagnosis and at relapse, the centers that perform these studies, the technology used and the interpretation and clinical applicability of the results. Current c...
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Background Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is the treatment of choice for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Unmanipulated haploidentical transplantation (Haplo-HSCT) is commonly used for those AML patients who need a timely transplant and do not have a suitable matched donor, but relapse rates are still high, and improvements are needed....
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The safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy in children, particularly preterms, neonates, and infants, is limited by a paucity of good quality data from prospective clinical drug trials. A specific challenge is the establishment of valid biomarkers. OMICs technologies may support these efforts, by complementary information about targeted and non-tar...
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The evolving field of microbiome research offers an excellent opportunity for biomarker identification, understanding drug metabolization disparities, and improving personalized medicine. However, the complexities of host–microbe ecological interactions hinder clinical transferability. Among other factors, the microbiome is deeply influenced by age...
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Introduction. The prognosis of patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is poor. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is approved for R/R DLBCL (≥3 rd line) in Spain since April 2019, based on data from single-arm phase 2 trials that showed complete response (CR) rates between 40-50% and prolonged r...
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Background: Adoptive cell immunotherapies for opportunistic virus in immunocompromised patients using haploidentical memory T cells have shown to be safe and effective. Since severe cases of COVID-19 present a dysregulated immune system with T cell lymphopenia and a hyper-inflammatory state we have proposed that a similar strategy could be proven t...
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Background: Chimeric antigen receptor-engineered (CAR) T-cell therapy remains associated with significant toxicities including cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and immune effector cell-associated neurotoxicity syndrome (ICANS). Recently, the recombinant IL-1 receptor antagonist anakinra has emerged as a promising approach after failure of tocilizuma...
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Introduction: The role of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) in Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) changed profoundly after the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Nevertheless, allo-HCT still represents the preferred treatment option for selected high-risk patients in Europe, with TKI resi...
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Introduction COVID-19 is usually a mild disease in immunocompetent children, with ~1% requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission and <0.1% mortality. Data on its course in children following hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is limited. Methods Data on children following HCT who developed COVID-19 (diagnosed by positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR on...
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The CARD-BCL10-MALT1 (CBM) complex is critical for the proper assembly of human immune responses. The clinical and immunological consequences of deficiencies in some of its components such as CARD9, CARD11, and MALT1 have been elucidated in detail. However, the scarcity of BCL10 deficient patients has prevented gaining detailed knowledge about this...
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COVID‐19 disease is the manifestation of Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) infection, which is causing a worldwide pandemic. This disease can lead to multiple and different symptoms, being lymphopenia associated with severity one of the most persistent. Natural Killer cells (NK cells) are part of the innate immune system, being fighting against v...
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Central nervous system (CNS) tumours comprise 25% of the paediatric cancer diagnoses and are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Current treatments for paediatric CNS tumours are far from optimal and fail for those that relapsed or are refractory to treatment. Besides, long-term sequelae in the developing brain make it mandatory...
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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are the most common leukemias in children and elderly people, respectively. Standard therapies, such as chemotherapy, are only effective in 40% of ALL adult patients with a five-year survival rate and therefore new alternatives need to be used, such as immunotherapy targeting...
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Many factors have been described to contribute to voriconazole (VCZ) interpatient variability in plasma concentrations, especially CYP2C19 genetic variability. In 2014, Hicks et al. presented data describing the correlation between VCZ plasma concentrations and CYP2C19 diplotypes in immunocompromised pediatric patients and utilized pharmacokinetic...
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Background Moderate/severe cases of COVID-19 present a dysregulated immune system with T cell lymphopenia and a hyper-inflammatory state. This is a study protocol of an open-label, multi-center, double-arm, randomized, dose-finding phase I/II clinical trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability, alloreactivity, and efficacy of the administration of...
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The multiple myeloma (MM) landscape has changed in the last few years, but most patients eventually relapse because current treatment modalities do not target clonogenic stem cells, which are drug-resistant and can self-renew. We hypothesized that side population (SP) cells represent myeloma clonogenic stem cells and, searching for new treatment st...
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Background Over the last two decades, umbilical cord blood (UCB) and haploidentical transplantation (HaploHSCT) have emerged as alternative sources of hematopoietic stem cell for allogeneic transplantation. There are few retrospective studies and no prospective studies comparing both types of alternative transplantation in pediatric patients. Resu...
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Background: Effective treatments are still needed to reduce the severity of symptoms, time of hospitalization, and mortality of COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 specific memory T-lymphocytes obtained from convalescent donors recovered can be used as passive cell immunotherapy. Methods: Between September and November 2020 a phase 1, dose-escalation, single c...
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CAR-T-cell therapy against MM currently shows promising results, but usually with serious toxicities. CAR-NK cells may exert less toxicity when redirected against resistant myeloma cells. CARs can be designed through the use of receptors, such as NKG2D, which recognizes a wide range of ligands to provide broad target specificity. Here, we test this...
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More comprehensive genetic diagnostics in children with cancer, enabled by modern sequencing techniques have shown that germline variants causing genetic cancer predisposition can be detected in an increasing proportion of patients. Many individuals carrying a predisposing germline variant exhibit distinct characteristics regarding family history,...
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Objective: We aimed to assess whether native spleen preservation during visceral transplantation (VT) affects graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) incidence. Summary background data: GVHD is one of the most severe and frequently lethal hematological complications after VT procedures. Because there is no specific treatment for GVHD, it is imperative...
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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has demonstrated high rates of response in recurrent B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in children and young adults. Despite this success, a fraction of patients’ experience relapse after treatment. Relapse is often preceded by recovery of healthy B cells, which suggests loss or dysfunction of CAR T-...
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PurposeEarly phase trials are crucial in developing innovative effective agents for childhood malignancies. We report the activity in early phase paediatric oncology trials in Spain from its beginning to the present time and incorporate longitudinal data to evaluate the trends in trial characteristics and recruitment rates.Methods Members of SEHOP...
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Background Neonatal tumors represent an extremely rare and heterogeneous disease with an unknown etiology. Due to its early onset, it has been proposed that genetic factors could play a critical role; however, germline genetic analysis is not usually performed in neonatal cancer patientsPatients and methodsTo improve the identification of cancer ge...
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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has demonstrated high rates of response in recurrent B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in children and young adults. Despite this success, a fraction of patients experience relapse after treatment. Relapse is often preceded by recovery of healthy B cells, which suggests loss or dysfunction of CAR T c...
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PurposeUse of adoptive immunotherapy with virus-specific T cells (VST) in patients with inborn errors of immunity prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been reported in few patients. We report our experience, reviewing all the cases previously reported.Methods We report four children with inborn errors of immunity who received...
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The clinical and laboratory criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis should be taken into account during the juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosis, specifically in CBL syndrome, to reveal the presence of primary rather than secondary associated hemophagocytosis. The clinical and laboratory criteria for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis...
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Allogeneic transplantation still remains as standard of care for patients with high‐risk hematological malignancies at diagnosis or after relapse. However, GvHD remains yet as the most relevant clinical complication in the early post‐transplant period. TCD allogeneic transplant, is now considered a valid option to reduce severe GvHD and to provide...