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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441150/long-non-coding-rnas-in-leukemia-biology-and-clinical-impact
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Tim Lammens, Kaat Durinck, Annelynn Wallaert, Frank Speleman, Pieter Van Vlierberghe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last years, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as putative regulators of malignant hematopoietic development. Here, we review recent literature on the involvement of lncRNAs in leukemia, including their role in driving or sustaining disease and their potential impact on diagnosis, classification, and prognosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Leukemogenesis is a complex process resulting from the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439761/small-molecule-inhibitors-in-chronic-lymphocytic-lymphoma-and-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Allison Rosenthal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the available literature for the use of small molecule inhibitors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. RECENT FINDINGS: Ibrutinib, idelalisib, and venetoclax are small molecule inhibitors that have revolutionized therapeutic options for patients with CLL, particularly for those with high-risk disease including 17p deletion. These drugs are increasingly finding application in a variety of subtypes of B cell NHL...
April 24, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436973/a-review-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-china-data-and-trends-during-2008-2016
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L-P Xu, D-P Wu, M-Z Han, H Huang, Q-F Liu, D-H Liu, Z-M Sun, L-H Xia, J Chen, H-X Wang, C Wang, C-F Li, Y-R Lai, J-M Wang, D-B Zhou, H Chen, Y-P Song, T Liu, K-Y Liu, X-J Huang
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) activity in China was surveyed to assess its current status. A record number of HCTs (21 884: 16 631 allogeneic (76%) and 5253 autologous (24%)) were reported by 76 centers in China between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2016. HCT trends included continued growth in transplant activity, a continued rapid increase in haploidentical donors (HID), and slower growth for unrelated donors, matched-related donors (MRD) and cord blood transplantation (CBT). The proportion of HID HCT among allogeneic HCTs increased from 29...
April 24, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436558/adverse-effects-of-pegaspargase-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-doses-greater-than-3-750%C3%A2-iu
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Rachel Lebovic, Natalie Pearce, Laura Lacey, James Xenakis, Cassidy B Faircloth, Patrick Thompson
BACKGROUND: Increased toxicities have been identified with higher doses of pegaspargase (PEG-ASP) in adults. This has led to routine use of a dose cap of 3,750 IU for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients in most institutions. In pediatric ALL patients, PEG-ASP is not capped. There is concern at our institution that larger doses may result in increased rates of adverse effects and that increased monitoring may be warranted in pediatric patients receiving doses greater than 3,750 IU...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434262/the-emergence-of-acid-ceramidase-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
Su-Fern Tan, Jennifer M Pearson, David J Feith, Thomas P Loughran
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common adult leukemia. Only a fraction of AML patients will survive with existing chemotherapy regimens. Hence, there is an urgent and unmet need to identify novel targets and develop better therapeutics in AML. In the past decade, the field of sphingolipid metabolism has emerged into the forefront of cancer biology due to its importance in cancer cell proliferation and survival. In particular, acid ceramidase (AC) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target due to its role in neutralizing the pro-death effects of ceramide...
April 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427176/metronomic-regimen-as-an-effective-treatment-for-aggressive-t-lgl-leukemia-with-central-nervous-system-infiltration-clinical-experience-and-review-of-literature
#6
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Yun Liu, Lei Fan, Huihui Zhao, Wei Xu, Jianyong Li
A 71-year-old man was diagnosed with T-Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia, which usually represents a relatively indolent clinical course. While the clinical manifestation of this patient we report herein was aggressive with lasting fever, splenomegaly and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). T-cell immunophenotype was CD3+CD4-CD8-CD5-CD7-TCRαβ+. After comprehensive evaluation, an adjusted chemotherapy regimen CEOP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, etoposide, prednisone) with etoposide, a potential effective regimen for HLH was administrated to the patient...
February 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424749/development-of-asymmetric-facial-depigmentation-in-a-patient-treated-with-dasatinib-with-new-onset-hypovitaminosis-d-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kirsten C Webb, Magdalena Harasimowicz, Monica Janeczek, Jodi Speiser, James Swan, Rebecca Tung
Dasatinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used to treat imatinib-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), as well as other Philadelphia chromosome-positive lymphoproliferative disorders. While the most commonly reported cutaneous side effects with this therapy include a morbilliform eruption, skin exfoliation, and skin irritation, pigmentary abnormalities have also been observed, albeit much more rarely. We present the case of a 72-year-old South Asian male with CML who presented with new-onset hypopigmentation of his face and scalp three years after a dose increase of dasatinib therapy, in the setting of newly discovered borderline hypovitaminosis D...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424591/bcl11b-a-critical-neurodevelopmental-transcription-factor-roles-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Matthew J Lennon, Simon P Jones, Michael D Lovelace, Gilles J Guillemin, Bruce J Brew
B cell leukemia 11b (Bcl11b) is a zinc finger protein transcription factor with a multiplicity of functions. It works as both a genetic suppressor and activator, acting directly, attaching to promoter regions, as well as indirectly, attaching to promoter-bound transcription factors. Bcl11b is a fundamental transcription factor in fetal development, with important roles for the differentiation and development of various neuronal subtypes in the central nervous system (CNS). It has been used as a specific marker of layer V subcerebral projection neurons as well as striatal interneurons...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422420/a-study-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-acute-leukemia-reveals-markedly-elevated-d-dimer-levels-are-a-sensitive-indicator-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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N Shahmarvand, J S Oak, M J Cascio, M Alcasid, E Goodman, B C Medeiros, D A Arber, J L Zehnder, R S Ohgami
INTRODUCTION: While the presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has been implicated in worse clinical outcome in acute leukemia, the relationship between different subtypes of acute leukemia and the clinicopathologic features of DIC has not been systematically well studied. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 149 cases of newly diagnosed acute leukemia and assessed the utility of evaluating red blood cell morphologic features, and coagulation parameters in determining the presence of DIC as well as differentiating subtypes of acute leukemia...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422191/mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-state-of-the-art-of-the-diagnosis-classification-and-treatment
#10
Martin Cernan, Tomas Szotkowski, Zuzana Pikalova
Mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is a heterogeneous group of hematopoietic malignancies in which blasts show markers of multiple developmental lineages and cannot be clearly classified as acute myeloid or lymphoblastic leukemias. Historically, various names and classifications were used for this rare entity accounting for 2-5% of all acute leukemias depending on the diagnostic criterias used. The currently valid classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 refers to this group of diseases as MPAL...
April 18, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421420/the-future-of-targeting-flt3-activation-in-aml
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Mark B Leick, Mark J Levis
Internal tandem duplications (ITD) and tyrosine-kinase domain (TKD) mutations of the FMS-like tyrosine-kinase 3 (FLT3) can be found in up to one third of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and confer a poor prognosis. First discovered 20 years ago, these mutations were identified as viable therapeutic targets, and FLT3 tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have been in development for the last decade with steadily increasing potency. However, FLT3-mutated AML often acquires resistance to the growing armamentarium of FLT3 inhibitors through a variety of mechanisms...
April 18, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421390/ofatumumab-combined-with-chlorambucil-for-previously-untreated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-phase-i-ii-open-label-study-in-japan
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Kiyohiko Hatake, Michinori Ogura, Kohichi Takada, Masafumi Taniwaki, Fanghong Zhang, Taizo Fujita, Kiyoshi Ando
Elderly/comorbid patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) require low-toxicity treatments. Internationally, the standard treatment for such patients is chlorambucil and an anti-CD20 therapy; however, chlorambucil is not approved in Japan. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of ofatumumab in combination with chlorambucil in Japanese patients with previously untreated CLL who were inappropriate for fludarabine-based therapy. Ten patients were enrolled and treated in this study, all of whom received at least one dose of the study drugs...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420416/emerging-therapies-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Caner Saygin, Hetty E Carraway
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is characterized by clinical and biological heterogeneity. Despite the advances in our understanding of its pathobiology, the chemotherapy-directed management has remained largely unchanged in the past 40 years. However, various novel agents have demonstrated clinical activity, either as single agents (e.g., isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) inhibitors, vadastuximab) or in combination with standard induction/consolidation at diagnosis and with salvage regimens at relapse. The classes of agents described in this review include novel cytotoxic chemotherapies (CPX-351 and vosaroxin), epigenetic modifiers (guadecitabine, IDH inhibitors, histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) inhibitors), FMS-like tyrosine kinase receptor 3 (FLT3) inhibitors, and antibody-drug conjugates (vadastuximab), as well as cell cycle inhibitors (volasertib), B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) inhibitors, and aminopeptidase inhibitors...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418909/pathogenesis-of-etv6-runx1-positive-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-mechanisms-underlying-its-relapse
#14
REVIEW
Congcong Sun, Lixian Chang, Xiaofan Zhu
ETV6/RUNX1 (E/R) is the most common fusion gene in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Multiple lines of evidence imply a "two-hit" model for the molecular pathogenesis of E/R-positive ALL, whereby E/R rearrangement is followed by a series of secondary mutations that trigger overt leukemia. The cellular framework in which E/R arises and the maintenance of a pre-leukemic condition by E/R are fundamental to the mechanism that underlies leukemogenesis. Accordingly, a variety of studies have focused on the relationship between the clones giving rise to the primary and recurrent E/R-positive ALL...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418852/structural-homologies-between-phenformin-lipitor-and-gleevec-aim-the-same-metabolic-oncotarget-in-leukemia-and-melanoma
#15
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Gábor Somlyai, T Que Collins, Emmanuelle J Meuillet, Patel Hitendra, Dominic P D'Agostino, László G Boros
Phenformin's recently demonstrated efficacy in melanoma and Gleevec's demonstrated anti-proliferative action in chronic myeloid leukemia may lie within these drugs' significant pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and structural homologies, which are reviewed herein. Gleevec's success in turning a fatal leukemia into a manageable chronic disease has been trumpeted in medical, economic, political and social circles because it is considered the first successful targeted therapy. Investments have been immense in omics analyses and while in some cases they greatly helped the management of patients, in others targeted therapies failed to achieve clinically stable recurrence-free disease course or to substantially extend survival...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413792/epedimiologic-clinical-profile-and-factors-affecting-the-outcome-in-febrile-neutropenia
#16
Kalpathi Krishnamani, Linga Vijay Gandhi, Gundeti Sadashivudu, Digumarti Raghunadharao
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia (FN) is common in cancer patients particularly hematologic malignancies due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy. It is an important cause of morbidity, mortality and treatment delays. The risk is greater in patients with ANC < 500/ mm3 and increases dramatically in those with ANC < 100/ mm3 and duration of neutropenia more than 1 week. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, demographic characteristics, clinical profile, mortality, outcome and factors affecting the outcome in patients with febrile neutropenia (FN) admitted at our Center between January 2011 and November 2012...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413717/advances-of-cd19-directed-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-in-refractory-relapsed-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
REVIEW
Guoqing Wei, Lijuan Ding, Jiasheng Wang, Yongxian Hu, He Huang
Refractory/relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia remains to be a significant cause of cancer-associated morbidity and mortality for children and adults. Developing novel and effective molecular-targeted approaches is thus a major priority. Chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell (CAR-T) therapy, as one of the most promising targeted immunotherapies, has drawn extensive attention and resulted in multiple applications. According to published studies, CD19-directed CAR-T cells (CD19 CAR-T) can reach a complete remission rate of 94% in both children and adults with refractory/relapsed ALL, much higher than that of chemotherapy...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412288/adult-t-type-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-treatment-advances-and-prognostic-indicators
#18
REVIEW
Stéphane Lepretre, Carlos Graux, Aurore Touzart, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel
T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) is a rare, aggressive neoplasm of precursor T cells that occurs mostly in adolescents and young adults. In this review, we describe the treatment of adult T-LBL with a focus on recent advances using pediatric-inspired acute lymphoblastic leukemia regimens, which have greatly improved outcome. We also discuss the development of prognostic indicators for T-LBL, especially oncogenetic factors, that can identify patients at higher risk of relapse and should help further extend T-LBL patient survival...
April 12, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408842/spotlight-on-ibrutinib-and-its-potential-in-frontline-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
REVIEW
Maliha Khan, Jamie L Gibbons, Alessandra Ferrajoli
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most prevalent leukemia in the adult population. Current efforts are focused on better understanding the intricate pathophysiology of the disease to develop successful targeted therapies. Ibrutinib is emerging as an important agent in this new age of targeted treatment for CLL. As a Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor, it blocks the signaling pathway that malignant B-lymphocytes need for growth and maturation. Ibrutinib's role in therapy was further expanded recently when the US Food and Drug Administration approved its use in both frontline and salvage treatment for patients with CLL...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408326/emp1-emp-2-and-emp3-as-novel-therapeutic-targets-in-human-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Wang Yi-Wen, Cheng Hong-Ling, Ding Ya-Rou, Chou Lien-Hsuan, Chow Nan-Haw
The epithelial membrane protein genes 1, 2, and 3 (EMP1, EMP2, and EMP3) belong to the peripheral myelin protein 22-kDa (PMP22) gene family, which consists of at least seven members: PMP22, EMP1, EMP2, EMP3, PERP, brain cell membrane protein 1, and MP20. This review addresses the structural and functional features of EMPs, detailing their tissue distribution and functions in the human body, their expression pattern in a variety of tumors, and highlighting the underlying mechanisms involved in carcinogenesis...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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