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Hematological Oncology

Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Przemysław Biecek, Paweł Szwedyk, Katarzyna Budziszewska, Magdalena Raźny, Magdalena Dutka, Agata Obara, Ewa Wasilewska, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Agnieszka Piekarska, Grażyna Bober, Helena Krzemień, Beata Stella-Hołowiecka, Katarzyna Kapelko-Słowik, Waldemar Sawicki, Małgorzata Paszkowska-Kowalewska, Rafał Machowicz, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
Atypical chronic myeloid leukaemia (aCML) belongs to myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms. Because of its rarity and changing diagnostic criteria throughout subsequent classifications, data on aCML are very scarce. Therefore, we at the Polish Adult Leukemia Group performed a nationwide survey on aCML. Eleven biggest Polish centres participated in the study. Altogether, 45 patients were reported, among whom only 18 patients (40%) fulfilled diagnostic criteria. Among misdiagnosed patients, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative syndrome unclassifiable and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia were the most frequent diagnoses...
March 7, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Giuseppe Boriani, Paolo Corradini, Antonio Cuneo, Anna Falanga, Robin Foà, Gianluca Gaidano, Paolo Prospero Ghia, Maurizio Martelli, Roberto Marasca, Massimo Massaia, Francesca Romana Mauro, Giorgio Minotti, Stefano Molica, Marco Montillo, Antonio Pinto, Alessandra Tedeschi, Umberto Vitolo, Pier Luigi Zinzani
The Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib (IB) has attained an important role in the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, mantle cell lymphoma, and Waldenström macroglobulinemia, significantly improving clinical outcomes. However, IB therapy has been associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) and bleeding. We report on the expert opinion that a group of Italian haematologists, cardiologists, and pharmacologists jointly released to improve the practical management of patients at risk for AF and bleeding during treatment with IB...
March 7, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Salvatrice Mancuso, Melania Carlisi, Mariasanta Napolitano, Sergio Siragusa
The thyroid gland is often involved in the development of neoplastic diseases, including lymphoproliferative disorders. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the multiple interactions between lymphoma and thyroid. Through an extensive research among the literature, the relationship between lymphomas and thyroid can be established at various levels, and the possible interconnections are here summarized in 5 points: (1) the greater risk of lymphoma development in some thyroid diseases; (2) the primary thyroid lymphoma, with focus on issues related to the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and treatment; (3) the incidence of thyroid involvement in primitive nodal lymphomas or in extranodal lymphomas of the other sites; (4) thyroid changes after treatment of lymphoma, in relation to the effects of radiation therapy and immuno-chemotherapy; (5) the incidental findings of thyroid changes, on imaging, in patients with lymphoma, without a direct involvement of the gland in malignant disease...
February 27, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Idanna Innocenti, Davide Rossi, Giulio Trapè, Francesco Autore, Luigi Maria Larocca, Vincenzo Gomes, Michaela Cerri, Paolo Falcucci, Simona Sica, Gianluca Gaidano, Luca Laurenti
Richter syndrome, a transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) into a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, is a rare complication of patients treated with chemo-immunotherapy. Richter syndrome might be both clonally related or unrelated to the underlying CLL and often showed mutations of the TP53 and NOTCH1 genes. Recently, ibrutinib was approved for patients with relapsed/refractory CLL or for untreated CLL patients with del 17p or TP53 mutation. The clinical picture, pathology, and genetics of Richter transformation after IBR treatment are largely unknown...
February 27, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Geffen Kleinstern, Mor Averbuch, Rania Abu Seir, Riki Perlman, Dina Ben Yehuda, Ora Paltiel
Although autoimmune diseases (AIDs) are known to predispose to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), their association with NHL prognosis has rarely been investigated. We examined associations between autoimmunity and B-cell NHL onset by comparing AID history (determined by self-report and medication review and supplemented by chart review where possible) among 435 adult B-NHL patients in Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, diagnosed 2009-2014, and 414 age-and-sex frequency-matched controls. We examined AIDs as a whole, B- and T-cell-mediated AIDs, and autoimmune thyroid diseases...
February 22, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Maria-Victoria Mateos, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Jesus San-Miguel, Joseph Mikhael, Lucy DeCosta, Lifen Zhou, Mihaela Obreja, Julie Blaedel, Zsolt Szabo, Xavier Leleu
We performed analyses of the randomized phase 3 ASPIRE and ENDEAVOR trials to investigate the efficacy of carfilzomib among subgroups of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma patients who had early or late disease relapse following initiation of the immediately prior therapy. In ASPIRE and ENDEAVOR, patients had received 1 to 3 prior lines of therapy. Patients in ASPIRE received carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (KRd) or lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd), and patients in ENDEAVOR received carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) or bortezomib and dexamethasone (Vd)...
February 15, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Rachele Ciccocioppo, Giorgio A Croci, Federico Biagi, Alessandro Vanoli, Costanza Alvisi, Giorgio Cavenaghi, Roberta Riboni, Mariarosa Arra, Paolo G Gobbi, Marco Paulli, Gino R Corazza
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma is regarded as a dismal, late complication of coeliac disease, though a single case of T-cell lymphoma with such features arising in the setting of autoimmune enteropathy of the adult has been reported to date. We aim to describe the case of a 41-year-old woman complaining of severe malabsorption syndrome, who was diagnosed with autoimmune enteropathy based on the presence of flat intestinal mucosa unresponsive to any dietary restriction and positivity for enterocyte autoantibodies...
February 14, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Takaaki Konuma, Chisato Kohara, Eri Watanabe, Motoko Mizukami, Etsuko Nagai, Susumu Tanoue, Masamichi Isobe, Koji Jimbo, Seiko Kato, Nobuhiro Ohno, Satoshi Takahashi, Arinobu Tojo
BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are effective agents in the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemia. However, vascular events have developed in some patients receiving each TKI. The perturbation of circulating monocyte subsets and their expressions of chemokine and scavenger receptors are associated with the development of cardiovascular events. Here, we examined the subsets of circulating monocytes and their phenotypes in 51 patients treated with imatinib, nilotinib, and dasatinib, and 11 healthy subjects in our institute...
February 12, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Christoph Rothenbühler, Ulrike Held, Markus G Manz, Urs Schanz, Bernhard Gerber
Continuous administration of amphotericin B deoxycholate over 24 hours (24 h-D-AmB) is better tolerated than rapid infusions. However, toxicity and outcome have not been assessed in a homogenous patient population with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). We retrospectively analysed renal function and outcome in all adult patients with AML undergoing intensive chemotherapy between 2007 and 2012 at our institution. We compared a patient group with exposure to 24 h-D-AmB to a patient group without exposure to 24 h-D-AmB...
February 12, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Rainer Frentzel-Beyme, Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake, Roland Wolff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Eilon Krashin, Martin Ellis, Keren Cohen, Maya Viner, Eran Neumark, Gloria Rashid, Osnat Ashur-Fabian
Bone marrow interstitial fluid (BMIF) has not been well characterized. BMIF was isolated from 60 patients including plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD, n = 33), other primary hematologic disorders (OHD, n = 15), and patients with secondary or nonhemtologic disorders (NHD, n = 12) and analyzed for an array of chemical constituents. These included total cholesterol, glucose, phosphate, creatinine, urea, total protein, albumin, globulins, total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, sodium, osmolarity, free triiodothyronine (free T3), total triiodothyronine (total T3), and free tetraiodothyronine (free T4)...
January 30, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Komal Joshi, Richard Hubbard, Mark J Bishton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Ursina Gössi, Barbara Jeker, Behrouz Mansouri Taleghani, Ulrike Bacher, Urban Novak, Daniel Betticher, Thomas Egger, Thilo Zander, Thomas Pabst
Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) as part of the primary therapy in multiple myeloma (MM) is standard practice. In contrast, the role of a second ASCT (ASCT2) and subsequent lenalidomide maintenance for relapsed disease remains unclear. In this study, we analysed 86 consecutive MM patients with a first relapse after prior ASCT receiving either a second ASCT or conventional chemotherapy. After a median follow-up of 37.7 months since first relapse, 54 (62.8%) patients were still alive and 29 (33.7%) without progression...
January 24, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Beatrice Casadei, Cinzia Pellegrini, Lorenzo Tonialini, Lisa Argnani, Pier Luigi Zinzani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Shujuan Zhou, Yongyong Ma, Yifen Shi, Liyuan Tang, Zhouyi Zheng, Fang Fang, Jianhua Feng, Yu Zhang, Lan Sun, Yi Chen, Bin Liang, Songfu Jiang, Zhijian Shen, Kang Yu, Siqian Wang
To determine the prognostic value of baseline mean platelet volume (MPV) in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. We retrospectively analyzed 161 DLBCL patients who received R-CHOP chemotherapy. The associations between MPV and clinicopathological factors were assessed. A low MPV (MPV ≤ 9.1 fl, cut-off was calculated by receiver operating characteristics) was not associated with any other clinicopathological factors. Patients with MPV ≤ 9.1 fl experienced a shorter progression-free survival (PFS) (2-year PFS rate, 60...
February 2018: Hematological Oncology
B Verriere, L Gastaud, E Chamorey, F Peyrade, E Deletie, K Bouredji, D Quinsat, R Schiappa, A Thyss, D Re
Bendamustine (B) associated with rituximab (R) is widely described in literature for the management of patients with chronic lymphoid leukaemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Safety data regarding late hematotoxicity such as late onset neutropenia (LON) are scarce. The aim of our study was to assess the incidence and to identify risk factors for LON in patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma and CLL treated with B and R (B-R). One hundred forty five patients were treated with B-R as first or second line...
February 2018: Hematological Oncology
Francis Lacombe, Lydia Campos, Kaoutar Allou, Christine Arnoulet, Adrienne Delabarthe, Florent Dumezy, Jean Feuillard, Franck Geneviève, Estelle Guérin, Julien Guy, Hélène Jouault, Pascale Lepelley, Marc Maynadié, Françoise Solly, Orianne Wagner Ballon, Claude Preudhomme, André Baruchel, Hervé Dombret, Norbert Ifrah, Marie C Béné
The assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloblastic leukemia is of growing interest as a prognostic marker of patients' outcome. Multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC), tracking leukemia-associated immunophenotypic patterns, has been shown in several studies to be a useful tool to investigate MRD. Here, we report a multicenter prospective study which allowed to define a harmonized analysis strategy, as well as the efficacy of MFC MRD to predict outcome. This study included 276 patients, in 10 different MFC centers, of whom 268 had at least 1 MRD check point...
December 7, 2017: Hematological Oncology
Laura S Hiemcke-Jiwa, Monique C Minnema, Joyce H Radersma-van Loon, N Mehdi Jiwa, Mirthe de Boer, Roos J Leguit, Roel A de Weger, Manon M H Huibers
The gold standard for diagnosis of central nervous system lymphomas still regards a stereotactic brain biopsy, with the risk of major complications for the patient. As tumor cells can be detected in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), CSF analysis can be used as an alternative. In this respect, mutation analysis in CSF can be of added value to other diagnostic parameters such a cytomorphology and clonality analysis. A well-known example of targeted mutation analysis entails MYD88 p.(L265P) detection, which is present in the majority of Bing Neel syndrome and primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) patients...
December 6, 2017: Hematological Oncology
Marc Sorigue, Santiago Mercadal, Sara Alonso, Ruben Fernández-Álvarez, Olga García, Miriam Moreno, Helena Pomares, Miguel Alcoceba, Esther González-García, Cristina Motlló, Eva González-Barca, Alejandro Martin, Anna Sureda, Dolores Caballero, Josep-María Ribera, Juan-Manuel Sancho
Follicular lymphoma is characterized by a good response to immunochemotherapy (ICT). However, a small percentage of patients responds poorly to treatment and seems to have a worse outcome. This study attempted to identify the predictive factors and outcome of refractoriness to first-line ICT. All patients diagnosed with stage II to IV follicular lymphoma between 2002 and 2014 and treated with first-line ICT in 4 Spanish institutions were analyzed. Those with no response or progression or relapse within 6 months of first-line response assessment were considered ICT refractory...
December 2017: Hematological Oncology
Yutaka Shimazu, Kazuyo Fujimura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Hematological Oncology
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