Read by QxMD icon Read


J Lévy, D Haye, N Marziliano, G Casu, F Guimiot, C Dupont, N Teissier, B Benzacken, P Gressens, E Pipiras, A Verloes, A-C Tabet
Ephrin B2, one of the ligand of the EphB receptors, is involved in a complex signaling pathway regulating the development of the nervous system, neuronal migration, erythropoiesis and vasculogenesis. We report a patient with a de novo variant in EFNB2 and a family in which segregates a 610-kb deletion at chromosome 13q33 encompassing only ARGLU1 and EFNB2 genes. The de novo variant was observed in a patient with anal stenosis, hypoplastic left ventricle and mild developmental delay. The deletion was identified in 2 sibs with congenital heart defect and mild developmental delay...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Genetics
Ayalew Tefferi, Maura Nicolosi, Mythri Mudireddy, Terra L Lasho, Naseema Gangat, Kebede H Begna, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani
Current cytogenetic risk stratification in primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is two-tiered: 'favorable' and 'unfavorable'. Recent studies have suggested prognostic heterogeneity within the unfavorable risk category. In 1002 consecutive patients, we performed stepwise analysis of impact on survival from individual and prognostically ordered cytogenetic abnormalities, leading to a revised three-tiered risk model: 'very high risk (VHR)'-single/multiple abnormalities of -7, i(17q), inv(3)/3q21, 12p-/12p11.2, 11q-/11q23, or other autosomal trisomies not including + 8/ + 9 (e...
February 2, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Hyun Ae Jung, Mi Ae Jang, Kihyun Kim, Sun Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: The identification of genetic abnormalities in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) has gained emphasis because genetics-based risk stratification significantly affects overall survival (OS). We investigated genetic abnormalities using conventional cytogenetics and FISH and analyzed the prognostic significance of the identified additional abnormalities in MM. METHODS: In total, 267 bone marrow samples were collected from February 2006 to November 2013 from patients who were newly diagnosed as having MM in a tertiary-care hospital in Korea...
May 2018: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
Roberta La Starza, Tiziana Pierini, Lorenza Pastorino, Elisa Albi, Caterina Matteucci, Barbara Crescenzi, Paolo Sportoletti, Piero Covarelli, Franca Falzetti, Giovanni Roti, Stefano Ascani, Cristina Mecucci
Background: Collision tumors are rare entities that consist of two histologically distinct tumor types arising in the same anatomic site. An association between chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and malignant melanoma (MM) has been already described. Up to now, they have been documented only at positive regional lymph nodes while we focused on collision tumor in a skin lesion. Case presentation: We characterized the genomic profile of a skin CLL/MM collision tumor in a patient with a 9-years story of CLL...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
S Raponi, I Del Giudice, M Marinelli, J Wang, L Cafforio, C Ilari, A Piciocchi, M Messina, S Bonina, S Tavolaro, M Bordyuh, P Mariglia, N Peragine, F R Mauro, S Chiaretti, S Molica, M Gentile, A Visentin, L Trentin, G M Rigolin, A Cuneo, F Diop, D Rossi, G Gaidano, A Guarini, R Rabadan, R Foà
Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has a heterogeneous clinical course. Beside patients requiring immediate treatment, others show an initial indolent phase followed by progression and others do not progress for decades. The latter two subgroups usually display mutated IGHV genes and a favorable FISH profile. Patients and Methods: Patients with absence of disease progression for over 10 years (11-30) from diagnosis were defined as ultra-stable CLL (US-CLL)...
January 22, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Koichi Takahashi, Boyu Hu, Feng Wang, Yuanqing Yan, Ekaterina Kim, Candida Vitale, Keyur P Patel, Paolo Strati, Curtis Gumbs, Latasha Little, Samantha Tippen, Xingzhi Song, Jianhua Zhang, Nitin Jain, Philip Thompson, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Hagop Kantarjian, Zeev Estrov, Kim-Anh Do, Michael Keating, Jan A Burger, Alessandra Ferrajoli, P Andrew Futreal, William G Wierda
Lenalidomide is clinically active in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), but its effectiveness in the context of the CLL mutational landscape is unknown. We performed targeted capture sequencing of 295 cancer genes in specimens from 102 CLL patients with treatment-naïve disease (TN patients) and 186 CLL patients with relapsed/refractory disease (R/R patients) who received lenalidomide-based therapy at our institution. The most frequently mutated gene was SF3B1 (15%), followed by NOTCH1 (14%) and TP53 (14%), with R/R patients having significantly more TP53 mutations than TN patients...
January 22, 2018: Blood
Yi-Lin Kong, Ying Huang, Jia-Zhu Wu, Xin Cao, Jin-Hua Liang, Yi Xia, Wei Wu, Lei Cao, Hua-Yuan Zhu, Li Wang, Lei Fan, Jian-Yong Li, Wei Xu
Autophagy leads cells to different fates in various cell types and under diverse contexts. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), an incurable hematologic neoplasm, has highly variable course and its heterogeneity prompts interest in exploring autophagic trajectories in CLL. We detected the mRNA levels of two autophagy-related genes, BECN1 and ATG5, assessed the association between expression levels and clinical characteristics, and did survival analysis. One hundred and six patients with CLL and fifty healthy controls were enrolled in the present study...
January 3, 2018: Leukemia Research
Devendra Chaudhary, Rahul Ahluwalia, Arvind Rai
Out of a total of 50 study-eligible patients, 15 patients were found to have synchronous breast cancer and gallbladder diseases. Fourteen such patients had breast cancer and cholelithiasis while 1 patient had breast cancer with gallbladder cancer. Amongst these 15 patients, 7 patients tested positive for chromosomal aberrations on karyotyping. Aberrations in these patients were seen on chromosomes 13 and 17 with 2 patients having deletion 13q, 2 having deletion 17q, and 2 having deletions on 17p while one patient had multiple deletions on chromosomes 13q and 17p...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
Cristina Bagacean, Christelle Le Dantec, Christian Berthou, Adrian Tempescul, Hussam Saad, Anne Bordron, Mihnea Zdrenghea, Victor Cristea, Nathalie Douet-Guilbert, Yves Renaudineau
Background: Both defective DNA methylation and active DNA demethylation processes are emerging as important risk factors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, associations between 5-cytosine epigenetic markers and the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities detected in CLL remain to be established. Methods: CLL patients were retrospectively classified into a cytogenetic low-risk group (isolated 13q deletion), an intermediate-risk group (normal karyotype or trisomy 12), and a high-risk group (11q deletion, 17p deletion, or complex karyotype [≥ 3 breakpoints])...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
Suchada Sommaluan, Budsaba Rerkamnuaychoke, Teeraya Pauwilai, Suporn Chancharunee, Preeyaporn Onsod, Pitichai Pornsarayuth, Takol Chareonsirisuthigul, Rachaneekorn Tammachote, Teerapong Siriboonpiputtana
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological malignancy characterized by abnormal accumulation of clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Recently, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) has emerged as an effective and robust method for detection of common genetic alterations in MM patients. Here, we aimed to confirm MLPA utility for this purpose and furthermore to test the feasibility of a combination of karyotyping, interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (iFISH) and MLPA methods for diagnosis, prognostic assessment and risk stratification of MM...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Toshiki Takenouchi, Mie Inaba, Tomoko Uehara, Takao Takahashi, Kenjiro Kosaki, Seiji Mizuno
Loss-of function mutations in NALCN on chromosome 13q, a sodium leak channel that maintains baseline neuronal excitability, cause infantile hypotonia with psychomotor retardation and characteristic faces 1 (IHPRF1, OMIM #615419). Here, we document two individuals with early onset hypotonia with poor feeding and intellectual disability who were compatible with a diagnosis of IHPRF1. The two patients had bi-allelic mutations in NALCN through two different genetic mechanisms: Patient 1 had bi-allelic splice site mutations, that is c...
February 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
X L Liu, L Li, Q L Shi, L J Chen, X X Cao, J Li, A J Liao, D H Zou, J N Sun, S J Gao, W Li, J Hou, F Y Jin
Objective: To evaluate efficacy of the BiRd regimen, a combination of clarithromycin, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone, in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) . Methods: Patients with RRMM treated with BiRd between September 11, 2013 and August 1, 2016 at six centers were included to evaluate overall survival rate (ORR) , clinical benefit rate (CBR) , progression-free survival (PFS) , overall survival (OS) , as well as adverse events. Results: Of 30 patients with RRMM, 27 patients were evaluable, and ORR and CBR were 51...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
H Wu, H Zhang, H Y He, H Jiang, Y Y Zhao, R An, J He, R Li, J Lu, J Hou
Objective: To explore the effect of 6 common cytogenetic abnormalities on the prognosis of multiple myeloma (MM). Methods: Myeloma cells from a cohort of 532 newly-diagnosed MM patients enrolled were enriched by CD138 immunomagnetic beads, then detected 13q-, 17p-, 1q+, t (4;14), t (11;14) and t (14;16) and other common genetic abnormalities in MM by using interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique to compare the influence of different genetic abnormalities on their prognoses. Results: The rate of cytogenetic abnormalities was 78...
September 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Mohammad Faizan Zahid, Umair Arshad Malik, Momena Sohail, Irfan Nazir Hassan, Sara Ali, Muhammad Hamza Saad Shaukat
Karyotype is one of the main constituents of the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) and revised-IPSS that are the cornerstones for the prognostication of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Del(5q), -7/del(7q), +8 and -Y are among the most extensively studied cytogenetic abnormalities in MDS. The same applies for normal karyotype. There are hundreds of other rare cytogenetic abnormalities that have been reported in MDS, included but not limited to -X, 3q abnormalities, +13/del(13q), i(17q), +21/-21...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
Yuri Pekarsky, Veronica Balatti, Carlo M Croce
In 1984, we investigated the t(14;18) chromosomal translocations that frequently occur in patients with follicular lymphoma. We first identified a locus on chromosome 18 involved in these translocations with the chromosome 14 containing the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus. Within this region on chromosome 18, we then discovered a gene that we called BCL2, which was activated by the translocations. Since that time, many studies determined that BCL2 is one of the most important oncogenes involved in cancer by inhibiting apoptosis...
October 6, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
Betti Giusti, Elena Sticchi, Rosina De Cario, Alberto Magi, Stefano Nistri, Guglielmina Pepe
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common (0.5-2.0% of general population) congenital heart defect with increased prevalence of aortic dilatation and dissection. BAV has an autosomal dominant inheritance with reduced penetrance and variable expressivity. BAV has been described as an isolated trait or associated with syndromic conditions [e.g., Marfan Marfan syndrome or Loeys-Dietz syndrome (MFS, LDS)]. Identification of a syndromic condition in a BAV patient is clinically relevant to personalize aortic surgery indication...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
M Binder, S V Rajkumar, R P Ketterling, P T Greipp, A Dispenzieri, M Q Lacy, M A Gertz, F K Buadi, S R Hayman, Y L Hwa, S R Zeldenrust, J A Lust, S J Russell, N Leung, P Kapoor, R S Go, W I Gonsalves, R A Kyle, S K Kumar
Fluorescence in situ hybridization evaluation is essential for initial risk stratification in multiple myeloma. While the presence of specific cytogenetic high-risk abnormalities (HRA) is known to confer a poor prognosis, less is known about the cumulative effect of multiple HRA. We studied 1181 patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who received novel agents as first-line therapy. High-risk abnormalities were defined as t(4;14), t(14;16), t(14;20) and del(17p). There were 884 patients (75%) without any HRA and 297 patients (25%) with HRA, including 262 (22%) with one HRA and 35 (3%) with two HRA...
September 1, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
Doris Posch, Werner Rabitsch, Philipp Wohlfarth, Michael Leiner, Edit Porpaczy, Johannes Drach, Markus Raderer, Wolfgang Lamm
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist on gender-specific aspects in hematologic malignancies and have been obtained mostly in non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The objective of this study was to investigate gender-specific aspects in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of 191 patients with MM who underwent ASCT was performed. Data collected from clinical records included age, sex, stage, induction therapy, outcome of induction, kind of stem cell mobilization, response to induction therapy and ASCT, cytogenetic aberrations, progression-free survival, and overall survival...
August 12, 2017: Oncology
M C Chillón, C Jiménez, R García-Sanz, M Alcoceba, I Prieto, M García-Alvarez, A Antón, R Maldonado, M Hernández-Ruano, M González, N C Gutiérrez, M E Sarasquete
Chromosome 1q gains and 13q deletions are common cytogenetic aberrations in multiple myeloma (MM) that confer a poor prognosis. There are several techniques for the targeted study of these alterations, but interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the current gold standard. The aim of the present study was to validate quantitative PCR (qPCR) as an alternative to FISH studies in CD138+-enriched plasma cells (PCs) from MM patients at diagnosis. We analyzed 1q gains and 13q deletions by qPCR in 57 and 60 MM patients, respectively...
October 2017: Annals of Hematology
Isabel González-Gascón Y Marín, María Hernández-Sanchez, Ana Eugenia Rodríguez-Vicente, Anna Puiggros, Rosa Collado, Elisa Luño, Teresa González, Neus Ruiz-Xivillé, Margarita Ortega, Eva Gimeno, Carolina Muñoz, Maria Stefania Infante, Julio Delgado, María Teresa Vargas, Marcos González, Francesc Bosch, Blanca Espinet, Jesús María Hernández-Rivas, José Ángel Hernández
We analyzed the features of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with multiple abnormalities (MA) detected by FISH. A local database including 2095 CLL cases was used and 323 with MA (15.4%) were selected. MA was defined by the presence of two or more alterations (deletions of 13q14 (13q-), 11q22 (11q-), 17p13 (17p-) or trisomy 12 (+12)). The combination of 13q- with 11q- and 13q- with 17p-, accounted for 58.2% of the series, in contrast to 11q- with 17p- (3.7%). Patients carrying MA since diagnosis presented a short time to first therapy(TTFT) (27 months) and overall survival (OS) (76 months)...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"