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Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606598/practical-measures-of-clinical-benefit-with-ruxolitinib-therapy-an-exploratory-analysis-of-comfort-i
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Carole B Miller, Rami S Komrokji, Ruben A Mesa, William Sun, Michael Montgomery, Srdan Verstovsek
BACKGROUND: The phase III COMFORT (Controlled Myelofibrosis Study With Oral JAK inhibitor Treatment)-I and COMFORT-II trials in patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk myelofibrosis (MF) showed that ruxolitinib was superior to placebo and best available therapy, respectively, for improvements in spleen volume, MF-related symptoms, and overall survival (OS). However, patients managed in community settings might not have access to the methods used in the COMFORT trials. In this exploratory analysis we summarize efficacy findings of COMFORT-I using practical, community-oriented measures of patient outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624543/impact-of-health-care-insurance-status-on-treatment-outcomes-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Samer A Srour, Michael Machiorlatti, Namali T Pierson, Usman Z Bhutta, Mohamad Cherry, George B Selby, David M Thompson, Sara K Vesely, Carla D Kurkjian
INTRODUCTION: Insurance status has been found to influence treatment outcomes in various solid tumors. Limited data with conflicting results are available in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We examined the impact of health insurance at diagnosis on AML treatment outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with AML between 2002 and 2011 and followed through August 2013 were included. Survival estimates were calculated by Kaplan-Meier survival curves...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624542/outcome-and-clinical-significance-of-immunophenotypic-markers-expressed-in-different-treatment-protocols-of-pediatric-patients-with-t-all-in-developing-countries
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Douaa M Sayed, Heba Abdel Razik Sayed, Heba N Raslan, Amany M Ali, Asmaa Zahran, Reema Al-Hayek, Saad A Daama, Arwa Al-Saber
BACKGROUND: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) accounts for about 15% of pediatric ALL. With wider use of intensive chemotherapy, the prognosis for childhood T-ALL has improved. Further gains in treatment outcome will likely require methods to identify patients who continue to fail on contemporary protocols. This study aimed to evaluate pediatric patients with T-ALL at 2 different Arabic cancer centers regarding their clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic features and outcome...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601493/expression-of-peripheral-blood-mirna-720-and-mirna-1246-can-be-used-as-a-predictor-for-outcome-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
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Yuyue Ren, Xiaoyun Li, Wei Wang, Wanting He, Jinghua Wang, Ying Wang
OBJECTIVE: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a heterogeneous disorder, encompassing several related entities that share the common characteristic of being composed of monoclonal plasma cells (PCs). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that control the expression of many target messenger RNAs involved in normal cell functions. Two serum microRNAs, miRNA-720 and miRNA-1246, were found to have potential as diagnostic biomarkers in myeloma. Therefore, we investigated a possible correlation of peripheral blood (PB) miRNA expression with diagnosis and prognosis...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601492/new-agents-in-multiple-myeloma-an%C3%A2-examination-of-safety-profiles
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REVIEW
Sara Bringhen, Edwin De Wit, Meletios-Athanassios Dimopoulos
Numerous treatments are available for relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma (MM), with safety profiles varying across drug classes and across agents within the same class. Thus, it is important to understand the toxicities of each antimyeloma agent when making treatment decisions. Neutropenia is commonly associated with lenalidomide and pomalidomide, and may be common with histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, but is relatively unusual with thalidomide, bortezomib, and carfilzomib. Infection was common in trials of lenalidomide and pomalidomide, and upper respiratory tract infection and pneumonia have been seen with carfilzomib...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576443/a-multicenter-open-label-phase-1b-study-of-carfilzomib-cyclophosphamide-and-dexamethasone-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-champion-2
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Ralph V Boccia, Alberto Bessudo, Richy Agajanian, Paul Conkling, Wael Harb, Hui Yang, Dawn Pinchasik, Amy S Kimball, James R Berenson
INTRODUCTION: This phase 1b study evaluated the safety and efficacy of 3 dose levels of carfilzomib when provided with fixed dose oral cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCyd) in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: CHAMPION-2 was a multicenter single-arm study. Patients with newly diagnosed secretory MM were enrolled and received KCyd treatment for up to 8 cycles. A 3 + 3 dose escalation scheme was used to evaluate twice-weekly carfilzomib at 36, 45, and 56 mg/m(2) dose levels, followed by a dose expansion...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559151/generic-imatinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-survival-of-the-cheapest
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Madhav Danthala, Sadashivudu Gundeti, Siva Prasad Kuruva, Krishna Chaitanya Puligundla, Praveen Adusumilli, Ashok Pillai Karnam, Stalin Bala, Meher Lakshmi Konatam, Lakshmi Srinivas Maddali, Raghunadha Rao Digumarti
INTRODUCTION: The patent expiration of imatinib mesylate (Gleevec; Novartis) on February 1, 2016, has brought the focus back on generic versions of the drug, and an opportunity to provide a safe and cost-effective alternative. The objective of our study was to determine the molecular and cytogenetic responses, survival endpoints (event-free survival, failure-free survival, transformation-free survival, overall survival), and safety of innovator and generic brands of imatinib. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, data from 1812 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia treated with frontline imatinib mesylate (innovator/generic) at a single institution between 2008 and 2014 is included...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559150/viral-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Gilles Dosin, Fouad Aoun, Elie El Rassy, Tarek Assi, Philippe Lewalle, Jeremy Blanc, Roland van Velthoven, Dominique Bron
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a well-recognized problem that is regularly observed after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The published data does not report on the potential risk factors for the viral-induced HC that might require prophylactic treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all adult patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT at Jules Bordet Institute between 1992 and 2013. Our institutional protocol consists in monitoring the patient for signs and symptoms of HC on a daily basis during the initial admission for HSCT, then once weekly after discharge until 2 months thereafter...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559149/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-with-deletion-11q-have-a-short-time-to-requirement-of-first-line-therapy-but-long-overall-survival-results-of-a-population-based-cohort-in-british-columbia-canada
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Jennifer Goy, Tanya L Gillan, Helene Bruyere, Steven J T Huang, Monica Hrynchak, Aly Karsan, Khaled Ramadan, Joseph Connors, Cynthia L Toze, Alina S Gerrie
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with 11q22.3 deletion (11q-) have an aggressive clinical course, and thus selection of first-line therapy in this group is important. This study aimed to improve our understanding of real-world practice patterns and outcomes of CLL patients with 11q- in a population-based setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The British Columbia CLL Database was used to identify patients with 11q-. Overall survival (OS) and treatment-free survival (TFS) were assessed after adjustment for prognostic factors...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502460/can-the-use-of-bone-marrow-parameters-improve-the-efficacy-of-risk-prediction-scores-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-imatinib-era
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Govind Babu Kanakasetty, Aditi Harsh Thanky, Lakshmaiah Kuntegowdanahalli, Lokanatha Dasappa, Linu Jacob, Suresh Babu Mallekavu, Rajeev Lakkavalli, Lokesh Kadabur, Rudresha Antapura
INTRODUCTION: Many attempts have been made to develop risk prediction scores for chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) to identify the subgroup with a poorer response to therapy to enable early intensification of treatment. Because the bone marrow (BM) provides a more sensitive reflection of the disease process, we hypothesized that using BM parameters in the Sokal and European Treatment and Outcome Study (EUTOS) risk scores could improve their efficacy in an imatinib-treated population...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622961/zoh%C3%A3-a-prospective-study-of-the-use-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-zarzio-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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Gandhi Laurent Damaj, Omar Benbrahim, Maya Hacini, Inna Voronina, Khaled Benabed, Ravaka-Fatoma Soumoudronga, Isabelle Gasnereau, Corinne Haioun, Philippe Solal-Céligny
BACKGROUND: The ZOHé study was a prospective, observational, multicenter study in France to assess use of biosimilar filgrastim Zarzio in routine clinical practice in patients undergoing neutropenia-inducing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant disease and with a first prescription for Zarzio were enrolled in 2 cohorts: solid tumor (1174 patients) or hematological malignancy (633 patients); the latter is reported here...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622960/treatment-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-in-community-settings
#12
Tatyana Feldman, Charles M Farber, Kelly Choi, Claudio Faria, Andre Goy, Jacqueline Connors, Dhakshila Paramanathan, Sukhi Kaur, Eric Schultz, Michael McGuire, Stuart L Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) represent a rare and heterogeneous group of malignancies that do not have consensus treatment recommendations. Strategies extrapolated from B-cell lymphoma have met with limited efficacy, although T-cell-specific salvage therapies have been recently developed. METHODS: To determine treatment patterns and associated outcomes in PTCL not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma (ALCL), and angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a retrospective analysis was undertaken at a large US community oncology network among patients treated between January 2010 and April 2015...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622959/a-phase-i-ii-trial-of-panobinostat-in-combination-with-lenalidomide-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Joseph J Maly, Beth A Christian, Xiaohua Zhu, Lai Wei, Jennifer L Sexton, Samantha M Jaglowski, Steven M Devine, Todd A Fehniger, Nina D Wagner-Johnston, Mitch A Phelps, Nancy L Bartlett, Kristie A Blum
BACKGROUND: Lenalidomide and panobinostat have shown single-agent efficacy of 14% to 50% and 27% to 58%, respectively, in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). This phase I/II study was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, and efficacy of lenalidomide combined with panobinostat in relapsed/refractory HL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the phase I trial, previously treated patients with classical or lymphocyte-predominant HL received escalating doses of lenalidomide on days 1 to 21 and panobinostat 3 times a week (TIW) every 28 days...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622958/metabolic-syndrome-in-long-term-survivors-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Sophie C Ragbourne, Martin A Crook
Since its introduction more than 50 years ago, hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) has transformed from an inescapably fatal procedure to one where cure from malignant and other nonmalignant hematologic diseases is becoming increasingly common. Nevertheless, longevity is not entirely restored. New causes of mortality have emerged; of particular importance is that of increased cardiovascular disease (CVD), related to metabolic syndrome and its components. Controversy exists over whether the metabolic abnormalities induced are a direct effect of HSCT itself or a consequence of other therapies involved...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366781/waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-review-of-pathogenesis-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Seongseok Yun, Ariel C Johnson, Onyemaechi N Okolo, Stacy J Arnold, Ali McBride, Ling Zhang, Rachid C Baz, Faiz Anwer
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a low-grade B-cell clonal disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow involvement associated with monoclonal immunoglobulin M. Although WM remains to be an incurable disease with a heterogeneous clinical course, the recent discovery of mutations in the MYD88 and CXCR4 genes further enhanced our understanding of its pathogenesis. Development of new therapies including monoclonal antibodies, proteasome inhibitors, and Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors have made the management of WM increasingly complex...
May 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347676/treating-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-oral-therapies
#16
REVIEW
Shaji K Kumar, Ravi Vij, Stephen J Noga, Deborah Berg, Lonnie Brent, Lawrence Dollar, Ajai Chari
Recent advances have highlighted the importance of long-term, continuous treatment in multiple myeloma (MM) to improve survival. However, treatment burden continues to negatively impact the real-world duration of MM therapy, and strategies to limit the adverse impact of treatment on patient quality of life are therefore particularly important. Oral MM therapies include the immunomodulatory drugs lenalidomide, thalidomide, and pomalidomide; the alkylating agents melphalan and cyclophosphamide; the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat; the corticosteroids prednisone and dexamethasone; and the proteasome inhibitor ixazomib...
May 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343904/clinical-and-serologic-responses-after-a-two-dose-series-of-high-dose-influenza-vaccine-in-plasma-cell-disorders-a-prospective-single-arm-trial
#17
Andrew R Branagan, Eamon Duffy, Randy A Albrecht, Dennis L Cooper, Stuart Seropian, Terri L Parker, Geliang Gan, Fangyong Li, Daniel Zelterman, Chandra Sekhar Boddupalli, Lin Zhang, Rakesh Verma, Thomas M Ferencz, Madhav V Dhodapkar
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and other plasma cell disorders are highly susceptible to influenza infections, which are major causes of morbidity in this population, despite the routine administration of a seasonal influenza vaccination. Existing data are limited by small and retrospective studies, which suggest poor seroprotection rates of < 20% after standard influenza vaccination in patients with MM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with plasma cell dyscrasia (n = 51) were treated with a 2-dose series of high-dose inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine during the 2014 to 2015 influenza season...
May 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292586/clinical-features-and-prognosis-analysis-of-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-over-a-decade-of-patients-in-china
#18
Wen-Yan Yu, Mei Geng, Jie Hao, Mei Chen, Su-Jiang Zhang, Jin Wang, Jian-Qing Mi
OBJECTIVE: There is little information available regarding Chinese patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). We analyzed the clinical features, outcome, and prognostic factors of Chinese patients with HL, aiming to establish a new risk model for better risk-adapted therapeutic strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed HL at 4 medical centers from January 2000 to August 2014 were recruited. RESULTS: A total of 150 patients were reviewed...
May 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395813/prognostic-effect-of-complex-karyotype-monosomal-karyotype-and-chromosome-17%C3%A2-abnormalities-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Priya Khoral, Eshetu G Atenafu, Kenneth J Craddock, Aaron Schimmer, Hong Chang
BACKGROUND: The effect of monosomal karyotype (MK), complex karyotype (CK), and chromosome 17 abnormalities (abnl 17) on prognosis in B-cell acute lymphoid leukemia (B-ALL) has not yet been established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of prognostic factors on 237 adult patients with B-ALL treated at our institution. RESULTS: Older age (older than 60 years), higher white blood cell count (> 30), and abnl 17 were associated with shorter overall survival in univariate analysis, but multivariable analysis only identified older age as an independent poor prognostic actor...
April 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395812/systemic-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-a-population-based-analysis-of-incidence-and-survival
#20
Guru Subramanian Guru Murthy, Mehdi Hamadani, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Ishwori Dhakal, Paulette Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Systemic ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALK-positive ALCL) is a T-cell lymphoma. Owing to its rarity, variations in incidence and survival at the population level are not clearly known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database (SEER 18), we selected patients aged ≥ 20 years with ALK-positive ALCL, diagnosed between 2001 and 2013. Incidence rate, overall survival (OS), and its determinants were analyzed with a significance level of P < ...
April 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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