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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643458/treatment-outcomes-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-first-report-from-the-brazilian-prospective-registry
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Irene Biasoli, Nelson Castro, Marcia Delamain, Talita Silveira, James Farley, Belinda Pinto Simões, Cristiana Solza, Monica Praxedes, Otávio Baiocchi, Rafael Gaiolla, Fernanda Franceschi, Caroline Bonamin Sola, Carla Boquimpani, Nelma Clementino, Guilherme Perini, Kátia Pagnano, Giovanna Steffenello, Jacques Tabacof, Gilberto de Freitas Colli, Andrea Soares, Carmino de Souza, Carlos Sérgio Chiattone, Cristiane Milito, José Carlos Morais, Nelson Spector
Data about Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in developing countries are scarce and suggest the existence of substantial disparities in healthcare and outcomes in large areas of the world. In 2009, a prospective registry of HL was implemented in Brazil. Web-based data were contributed by 20 institutions across the country participating in the Brazilian Prospective Hodgkin's Lymphoma Registry. The aim of this study was to present the clinical features and outcomes of newly diagnosed patients with HL aged 13 to 90 years...
June 23, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639416/persistently-low-lymphocyte-counts-after-fcr-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-are-associated-with-longer-overall-survival
#2
Erel Joffe, N Ariela Arad, Osnat Bairey, Riva Fineman, Rosa Ruchlemer, Naomi Rahimi-Levene, Lev Shvidel, Uri Greenbaum, Ariel Aviv, Tamar Tadmor, Andrei Braester, Neta Goldschmidt, Aaron Polliack, Yair Herishanu
Decreased absolute lymphocyte counts (ALCs) following frontline therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia may be associated with disease control, even in patients without evidence of minimal residual disease. We studied the prognostic significance of ALCs during the first year following treatment with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). We evaluated 99 patients who achieved a partial response without lymphocytosis (<4.0 × 10(3) cells/μL) or better after FCR. Absolute lymphocyte counts were recorded at 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-month posttreatment and correlated with overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS)...
June 22, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639256/response-and-survival-benefit-with-chemoimmunotherapy-in-epstein-barr-virus-positive-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#3
Brady E Beltran, Pilar Quiñones, Domingo Morales, Jose M Malaga, Julio C Chavez, Eduardo M Sotomayor, Jorge J Castillo
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a haematologic malignancy with poor prognosis when treated with chemotherapy. We evaluated response and survival benefits of chemoimmunotherapy in EBV-positive DLBCL patients. A total of 117 DLBCL patients were included in our retrospective analysis; 33 were EBV-positive (17 treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone [R-CHOP] and 16 with CHOP), and 84 were EBV-negative (all treated with R-CHOP)...
June 22, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626947/pharmacokinetic-study-of-bortezomib-administered-intravenously-in-taiwanese-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#4
Shang-Yi Huang, Cheng-Shyong Chang, Ta-Chih Liu, Po-Nan Wang, Su-Peng Yeh, Ching-Liang Ho, Ming-Chung Kuo, Hsuan-Yu Lin, Jan de Jong, Jia-Yi Chen, Ya-Wen Yang
This phase 4, single-arm, non-randomized, open-label, post approval commitment study evaluated the pharmacokinetics and safety of bortezomib in Taiwanese patients with multiple myeloma. Patients (≥20 years) with measurable secretory multiple myeloma (serum monoclonal IgG ≥10, IgA/IgE ≥5, IgD ≥0.5 g/L, IgM present [regardless of level], and urine M protein of ≥200 mg/24 h) received intravenous bortezomib 1.3 mg/m(2) , twice weekly for 2 weeks, followed by a 10-day resting phase (days 12 to 21)...
June 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621491/outcome-of-patients-older-than-80%C3%A2-years-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-treated-with-standard-immunochemotherapy-a-large-retrospective-study-from-4-institutions
#5
Stefania Gobba, Alden A Moccia, Wiebke Gulden-Sala, Annarita Conconi, Stefan Diem, Luciano Cascione, Gloria Iacoboni, Gloria Margiotta-Casaluci, Kathrin Aprile von Hohenstaufen, Anastasios Stathis, Felicitas Hitz, Graziella Pinotti, Gianluca Gaidano, Emanuele Zucca
Little information is available on the very elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We performed a retrospective analysis of 281 patients >80 years old with newly diagnosed DLBCL treated in 4 referral institutions in Switzerland and Northern Italy. Primary end points were overall survival, progression-free survival, and cause-specific survival. Systemic chemotherapy was given to 239 patients, and 119 of them received rituximab in their initial treatment. At a median follow-up of 5.5 years, 5-year progression-free survival was 26% (95% confidence interval [CI], 20-32%), 5-year overall survival was 31% (95% CI, 25-37%), and 5-year cause-specific survival was 48% (95% CI, 41-55%) for the entire cohort...
June 16, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580733/case-report-of-a-primary-effusion-lymphoma-successfully-treated-with-oral-valganciclovir-after-failing-chemotherapy
#6
Juan Marquet, Kyra Velazquez-Kennedy, Sandra López, Amparo Benito, María-Jesús Blanchard, Jose Antonio Garcia-Vela
Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma that presents with pleural effusions and lacking of tumour mass. It is universally associated with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) and is more frequent among immunosuppressed patients. There is no standard treatment, chemotherapy and anti-HIV therapy have been used with poor results, but there is still no strong evidence supporting the use of valganciclovir. We present the case of a HIV positive man that presented with pleural effusion compatible with primary effusion lymphoma and positivity for HHV8 DNA in blood...
June 4, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580615/angiopoietin-2-acts-as-a-survival-factor-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells-throughout-tie-2-receptor-engagement
#7
LETTER
Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Silvia Martinelli, Carla Guarnotta, Stefania Benatti, Beatrice Belmonte, Leonardo Potenza, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 4, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560733/complete-remission-with-romidepsin-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-refractory-to-induction-hyper-cvad
#8
Mark W Brunvand, John Carson
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) are neoplasms that originate from T-cell precursors. Outcomes in adult patients with T-ALL/LBL remain unsatisfactory; early relapse following intensive induction chemotherapy is a concern, and patients with relapsed or refractory disease have a poor prognosis. Romidepsin is a potent, class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma who have had ≥1 prior therapy and patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who have had ≥1 prior systemic therapy...
May 30, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556926/emergence-of-mplw515-mutation-in-a-patient-with-calr-deletion-evidence-of-secondary-acquisition-of-mpl-mutation-in-the-calr-clone
#9
Nicolas Partouche, Carole Conejero, Quentin Barathon, Julien Moroch, Michel Tulliez, Catherine Cordonnier, Stephane Giraudier
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are characterized by transduction pathway recognized as mutually exclusive molecular abnormalities such as BCR-ABL translocation, JAK2V617F or JAK2 exon 12 mutations, MPL w515, and CALR mutations. However, in some rare cases, associations of such mutations are found in 1 patient. This can be related to 2 pathologies (at least 2 different clones harboring 2 mutations) or associated mutations in 1 clone. We describe here such an association of CALR and MPL mutations in a patient harboring the second mutation in a subclone during the phenotypic evolution of the myeloproliferative neoplasms...
May 29, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547857/confocal-endomicroscopy-in-diagnosis-of-intestinal-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#10
Kathrin Rieger, Ute Günther, Ulrike Erben, Anja Kühl, Christoph Loddenkemper, Antonio Pezzutto, Britta Siegmund, Christian Bojarski
Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a major complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. High-resolution in vivo histology of the intestine by confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) detects acute GvHD (aGvHD) with high sensitivity. This pilot study aims to evaluate the diagnostic value of CEM for intestinal chronic GvHD (cGvHD). The study included 20 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms and confirmed cGvHD in other organs as well as 20 patients with clinically suspected acute GvHD for control. Confocal endomicroscopy was performed as gastroscopy followed by sigmoidoscopy after intravenous injection of fluorescein (10%) and topical application of acriflavine (0...
May 25, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543217/are-we-ready-to-take-full-advantage-of-patient-derived-tumor-xenograft-models
#11
Peter W Kyriakides, Giorgio Inghirami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524259/nonpegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-combination-regimen-in-patients-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-and-cardiac-comorbidity-results-of-the-heart01-phase-ii-trial-conducted-by-the-fondazione-italiana-linfomi
#12
Stefano Luminari, Elda Viel, Andrés José Maria Ferreri, Francesco Zaja, Emanuela Chimienti, Gerardo Musuraca, Alessandra Tucci, Monica Balzarotti, Monica Tani, Francesca Salvi, Emanuela A Pesce, Angela Ferrari, Anna M Liberati, Antonio Spadea, Dario Marino, Maria Bruno-Ventre, Stefano Volpetti, Chiara Bottelli, Elena Ravaioli, Francesco Merli, Michele Spina
The purpose of this phase 2, multicenter study was to determine the activity and safety of nonpegylated liposomal doxorubicin as part of "R-COMP" combination in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and coexisting cardiac disorders. The study was conducted using a Bayesian continuing assessment method using complete remission rate and rate of cardiac events as study endpoints. Between November 2009 and October 2011, 50 evaluable patients were enrolled (median age, 76 years). Median baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 60%...
May 19, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512865/efficacy-and-safety-of-ruxolitinib-in-intermediate-1-ipss-risk-myelofibrosis-patients-results-from-an-independent-study
#13
Francesca Palandri, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Massimo Breccia, Micaela Bergamaschi, Nicola Sgherza, Nicola Polverelli, Monica Crugnola, Alessandro Isidori, Gianni Binotto, Florian H Heidel, Francesco Buccisano, Bruno Martino, Roberto Latagliata, Marco Spinsanti, Lydia Kallenberg, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Luigi Scaffidi, Antonio Cuneo, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimiliano Bonifacio
Patients with myelofibrosis at intermediate-1 risk according to the International Prognostic Score System are projected to a relatively long survival; nonetheless, they may carry significant splenomegaly and/or systemic constitutional symptoms that hamper quality of life and require treatment. Since registrative COMFORT studies included only patients at intermediate-2/high International Prognostic Score System risk, safety and efficacy data in intermediate-1 patients are limited. We report on 70 intermediate-1 patients treated with ruxolitinib according to standard clinical practice that were evaluated for response using the 2013 IWG-MRT criteria...
May 17, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509339/comparison-of-jak2-v617f-positive-essential-thrombocythaemia-and-early-primary-myelofibrosis-the-impact-of-mutation-burden-and-histology
#14
Roberto Latagliata, Nicola Polverelli, Alessia Tieghi, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimo Breccia, Elena Sabattini, Loredana Villari, Mara Riminucci, Riccardo Valli, Lucia Catani, Giuliana Alimena, Emanuela Ottaviani, Angelo Fama, Giovanni Martinelli, Margherita Perricone, Marco Spinsanti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Francesca Palandri
An accurate histological diagnosis may distinguish essential thrombocythaemia (ET) from early primary myelofibrosis (early-PMF), which is associated with worse outcome. Outcome of ET is also negatively affected by the presence of the JAK2(V617F) mutation. To investigate the impact of JAK2(V617F) mutation burden and histology on outcome, we collected 475 WHO-diagnosed ET (69.2%) or early-PMF JAK2(V617F) -positive patients followed in 4 Italian haematology centers. JAK2(V617F) allele burden was ≤50% in 90% and 87% of ET and early-PMF patients, respectively (P = ...
May 16, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474777/clonal-architecture-of-jak2v617f-mutated-cells-during-treatment-with-ruxolitinib
#15
LETTER
Annalisa Pacilli, Tiziana Fanelli, Carmela Mannarelli, Giada Rotunno, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Alessandro Maria Vannucchi, Paola Guglielmelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474740/delayed-platelet-recovery-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-association-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-and-survival-outcome
#16
Yu Akahoshi, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Naonori Harada, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Yoshinobu Kanda
Delayed platelet recovery (DPR) despite prompt neutrophil engraftment is frequently observed after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, few studies have evaluated the risk factors and long-term outcome. Therefore, we retrospectively analysed 219 adult patients who underwent their first allogenic HSCT with neutrophil engraftment. Of these 219 patients, 50 (22.8%) had DPR that was defined as relapse-free survival at day 60 after HSCT without primary platelet recovery despite neutrophil engraftment...
May 5, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474339/impact-of-comorbidity-on-survival-in-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas-a-swedish-lymphoma-registry-study
#17
Fredrik Ellin, Mats Jerkeman, Jenny Törnqvist, Lars Brudin, Thomas Relander
Comorbidity impacts survival in B-cell lymphoma patients, but the influence in peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) has been little studied. To investigate the impact of comorbidity on outcome in PTCL, we identified adult patients with newly diagnosed PTCL from 2000 to 2009 in the Swedish Lymphoma Registry. Data on comorbidity at diagnosis were retrospectively collected according to the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). Comorbid conditions were present in 263 out of 694 (38%) patients. A CCI score of ≥2 was associated with inferior overall survival (OS) (hazard ratio [HR] 1...
May 5, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449370/the-burden-of-autoimmunity-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#18
REVIEW
Claudio Fozza
The clinical history of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is characterised by bone marrow insufficiency as well as by the possible evolution into acute leukaemia. However a number of reports highlight the frequent occurrence of autoimmune manifestations involving different sites and organs. The present review will first describe the clinical pictures most often observed in MDS patients. The actual burden of autoimmunity will be then addressed by focusing on the few available registry studies. Finally, the potential collateral impact of specific treatments for MDS on the evolution of autoimmune disorders will be considered...
April 27, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449294/analysis-of-the-prognostic-value-of-bmi-and-the-difference-in-its-impact-according-to-age-and-sex-in-dlbcl-patients
#19
Yusuke Kanemasa, Tatsu Shimoyama, Yuki Sasaki, Miho Tamura, Takeshi Sawada, Yasushi Omuro, Tsunekazu Hishima, Yoshiharu Maeda
Studies that have evaluated the prognostic value of body mass index (BMI) in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma have recently been reported. However, the impact of BMI on survival outcomes remains controversial. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 406 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with R-CHOP or R-CHOP-like regimens. The number (%) of patients that were categorized into 1 of 4 groups according to BMI were underweight (<18.5 kg/m(2) ), 58 (14.3%); normal weight (≥18.5 to <25 kg/m(2) ), 262 (64...
April 27, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444777/interphase-fish-for-bcr-abl1-rearrangement-on-neutrophils-a-decisive-tool-to-discriminate-a-lymphoid-blast-crisis-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-from-a-de-novo-bcr-abl1-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
Estelle Balducci, Marie Loosveld, Ilhem Rahal, John Boudjarane, Emilie Alazard, Chantal Missirian, Marina Lafage-Pochitaloff, Gérard Michel, Hélène Zattara
Discrimination between lymphoid blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and de novo BCR-ABL1 positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) represents a diagnostic challenge because this distinction has a major incidence on the management of patients. Here, we report an uncommon pediatric case of ALL with cryptic ins(22;9)(q11;q34q34) and p190-type BCR-ABL1 transcript. We performed interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for BCR-ABL1 rearrangement on blood neutrophils, which was positive consistent with the diagnosis of lymphoid blast crisis of CML...
April 25, 2017: Hematological Oncology
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