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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636094/characterization-of-clonal-philadelphia-negative-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-a-large-cohort-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Xiangjun Chen, Jine Zheng, Kaiwei Liang, Yanli He, Wen Du, Juan Li, Wei Liu, Yanjie Hu, Junxia Yao
OBJECTIVES: Clonal Philadelphia-negative Cytogenetic Abnormalities (CPCA) have been reported in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients treated with either interferon or tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). However, the incidences and types of these cytogenetic abnormalities after treatment vary due to the limited populations enrolled. METHODS: We analysed the frequency and types of CPCA in a cohort of 607 CML patients in the chronic phase after TKI treatment. We also followed up these CPCA with a median of 31...
June 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631944/clinical-significance-of-repeat-blood-cultures-during-febrile-neutropenia-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-intensive-chemotherapy
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Shun-Ichi Kimura, Ayumi Gomyo, Jin Hayakawa, Masaharu Tamaki, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Tomotaka Ugai, Machiko Kusuda, Kazuaki Kameda, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Shinichi Kako, Aki Tanihara, Yoshinobu Kanda
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinical significance of repeat blood cultures in persistent and recurrent fever during neutropenia in adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients undergoing intensive chemotherapy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the chemotherapy cycles at our centre between January 2007 and December 2015. Blood cultures obtained within three days after initial febrile neutropenia (FN) were defined as initial blood cultures and those obtained on or after day 4 were defined as repeat blood cultures...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631179/population-pharmacokinetics-of-volasertib-administered-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-as-a-single-agent-or-in-combination-with-cytarabine
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Belén P Solans, Angèle Fleury, Matthias Freiwald, Holger Fritsch, Karin Haug, Iñaki F Trocóniz
BACKGROUND: Volasertib, a potent and selective polo-like kinase inhibitor, has shown to increase response rates and improve survival with a clinically manageable safety profile, administered alone and in combination with cytarabine in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this analysis were to describe the pharmacokinetics of volasertib and cytarabine, administered as single agents or in combination. METHODS: Three thousand, six hundred and six plasma volasertib concentrations from 501 patients receiving either volasertib alone, or in combination with cytarabine, and 826 plasma cytarabine concentrations from 650 patients receiving cytarabine as multiple subcutaneous injections per cycle either alone, or in combination with volasertib, were analysed using NONMEM Version 7...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628276/acute-myeloid-leukaemia-relapsing-after-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-prognostic-factors-and-impact-of-initial-therapy-of-relapse
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Andrew B M Lim, Cameron Curley, Chun Yew Fong, Ian Bilmon, Ashanka Beligaswatte, Duncan Purtill, Bartlomiej Getta, Anne Maree Johnston, Tasman Armytage, Marnie Collins, Kate Mason, Katherine Fielding, Matthew Greenwood, John Gibson, Mark Hertzberg, Matthew Wright, Ian Lewis, John Moore, David Curtis, Jeff Szer, Glen Kennedy, David Ritchie
AIMS: We sought to determine factors associated with overall survival from relapse (OSR) of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT), and the effect of first salvage therapy and subsequent GVHD on OSR. METHODS: Data on 386 patients from nine Australian centres with relapsed AML post-alloHSCT were collected retrospectively. OSR was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted using the logrank test and proportional hazards modelling respectively, and a prognostic index for OSR was derived from multivariate modelling...
June 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627585/role-of-metadherin-in-estrogen-regulated-gene-expression
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Yujun Li, Jesus Gonzalez Bosquet, Shujie Yang, Kristina W Thiel, Yuping Zhang, Haitao Liu, Kimberly K Leslie, Xiangbing Meng
The disruption of estrogen signaling is widely associated with the development of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers. As a multifunctional mediator of carcinogenesis, metadherin (MTDH)/astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) overexpression has been associated with numerous types of cancer, with reported roles in tumor initiation, proliferation, invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance. At the molecular level, MTDH has been shown to interact with proteins that drive tumorigenesis, including nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), promyelocytic leukaemia zinc finger (PLZF), BRCA2- and CDKN1A (p21Cip1/Waf-1/mda-6)-interacting protein α (BCCIPα) and staphylococcal nuclease and tudor domain containing 1 (SND1)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626219/base-excision-repair-proteins-couple-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-and-endonuclease-g-during-replication-stress-induced-mll-destabilization
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B Gole, E Mian, M Rall, L Wiesmüller
The breakpoint cluster region of the MLL gene (MLLbcr) is frequently rearranged in therapy-related and infant acute leukaemia, but the destabilizing mechanism is poorly understood. We recently proposed that DNA replication stress results in MLLbcr cleavage via Endonuclease G (EndoG) and represents the common denominator of genotoxic therapy-induced MLL destabilization. Here we performed a siRNA screen for new factors involved in replication stress-induced MLL rearrangements employing an EGFP-based reporter system...
June 19, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624906/pathogen-reduction-inactivation-of-products-for-the-treatment-of-bleeding-disorders-what-are-the-processes-and-what-should-we-say-to-patients
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Giovanni Di Minno, David Navarro, Carlo Federico Perno, Mariana Canaro, Lutz Gürtler, James W Ironside, Hermann Eichler, Andreas Tiede
Patients with blood disorders (including leukaemia, platelet function disorders and coagulation factor deficiencies) or acute bleeding receive blood-derived products, such as red blood cells, platelet concentrates and plasma-derived products. Although the risk of pathogen contamination of blood products has fallen considerably over the past three decades, contamination is still a topic of concern. In order to counsel patients and obtain informed consent before transfusion, physicians are required to keep up to date with current knowledge on residual risk of pathogen transmission and methods of pathogen removal/inactivation...
June 18, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622302/evaluation-of-coagulopathy-before-and-during-induction-chemotherapy-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-including-assessment-of-global-clotting-tests
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K Burley, J Salem, T Phillips, C Reilly-Stitt, D I Marks, O Tunstall, J Moppett, A Mumford, C A Bradbury
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618329/therapy-of-older-persons-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#9
REVIEW
Utz Krug, Robert Peter Gale, Wolfgang E Berdel, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Matthias Stelljes, Klaus Metzeler, M Cristina Sauerland, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Thomas Büchner
Most persons age≥60 y with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) die from their disease. When interpreting clinical trials data from these persons one must be aware of substantial selection biases. Randomized trials of post-remission treatments can be performed upfront or after achieving defined landmarks. Both strategies have important limitations. Selection of the appropriate treatment is critical. Age, performance score, co-morbidities and frailty provide useful data to treatment selection. If an intensive remission induction therapy is appropriate, therapy with cytarabine and an anthracycline is the most common regimen...
June 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616874/romiplostim-monotherapy-in-thrombocytopenic-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-long-term-safety-and-efficacy
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Pierre Fenaux, Petra Muus, Hagop Kantarjian, Roger M Lyons, Richard A Larson, Mikkael A Sekeres, Pamela S Becker, Amelia Orejudos, Janet Franklin
Romiplostim can improve platelet counts in about 50% of patients with low- or intermediate 1-risk (lower risk) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and thrombocytopenia, but its long-term toxicity and efficacy are not known. This open-label extension study evaluated the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in 60 patients with lower risk MDS and platelet counts ≤50 × 10(9) /l. The primary endpoint was adverse event (AE) incidence. Secondary endpoints were efficacy parameters, including bleeding events and platelet response...
June 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612232/midostaurin-first-global-approval
#11
Esther S Kim
Midostaurin (Rydapt(®)) is a multikinase inhibitor being developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. In April 2017, midostaurin was approved in the USA for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed, FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutation-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [in combination with standard cytarabine and daunorubicin induction, and cytarabine consolidation], or aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM), systemic mastocytosis with associated haematological neoplasm (SM-AHN) or mast cell leukaemia (MCL) [collectively known as advanced SM]...
June 13, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608582/spatial-clustering-of-childhood-leukaemia-in-switzerland-a-nationwide-study
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Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Christian Kreis, Roland A Ammann, Felix Niggli, Claudia E Kuehni, Ben D Spycher
The aetiology of childhood leukaemia remains largely unknown. Several hypotheses involve environmental exposures that could implicate spatial clustering of cases. The evidence from previous clustering studies is inconclusive. Most of them used areal data and thus had limited spatial resolution. We investigated whether childhood leukaemia tends to cluster in space using exact geocodes of place of residence both at the time of birth or diagnosis. We included 1871 leukaemia cases diagnosed between 1985 and 2015 at age 0-15 years from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600282/acute-lymphocytic-leukaemia-optic-nerve-infiltration
#13
Nuno Pinto Ferreira, Filipa Teixeira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593997/severe-congenital-neutropenias
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REVIEW
Julia Skokowa, David C Dale, Ivo P Touw, Cornelia Zeidler, Karl Welte
Severe congenital neutropenias are a heterogeneous group of rare haematological diseases characterized by impaired maturation of neutrophil granulocytes. Patients with severe congenital neutropenia are prone to recurrent, often life-threatening infections beginning in their first months of life. The most frequent pathogenic defects are autosomal dominant mutations in ELANE, which encodes neutrophil elastase, and autosomal recessive mutations in HAX1, whose product contributes to the activation of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) signalling pathway...
June 8, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593990/loss-of-asxl2-leads-to-myeloid-malignancies-in-mice
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Jianping Li, Fuhong He, Peng Zhang, Shi Chen, Hui Shi, Yanling Sun, Ying Guo, Hui Yang, Na Man, Sarah Greenblatt, Zhaomin Li, Zhengyu Guo, Yuan Zhou, Lan Wang, Lluis Morey, Sion Williams, Xi Chen, Qun-Tian Wang, Stephen D Nimer, Peng Yu, Qian-Fei Wang, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang
ASXL2 is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukaemia patients with t(8;21). However, the roles of ASXL2 in normal haematopoiesis and the pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies remain unknown. Here we show that deletion of Asxl2 in mice leads to the development of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-like disease. Asxl2(-/-) mice have an increased bone marrow (BM) long-term haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and granulocyte-macrophage progenitors compared with wild-type controls. Recipients transplanted with Asxl2(-/-) and Asxl2(+/-) BM cells have shortened lifespan due to the development of MDS-like disease or myeloid leukaemia...
June 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586310/effective-control-of-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-progression-by-telomerase-specific-adoptive-t-cell-therapy
#16
Sara Sandri, Francesco De Sanctis, Alessia Lamolinara, Federico Boschi, Ornella Poffe, Rosalinda Trovato, Alessandra Fiore, Sara Sartori, Andrea Sbarbati, Attilio Bondanza, Simone Cesaro, Mauro Krampera, Maria T Scupoli, Michael I Nishimura, Manuela Iezzi, Silvia Sartoris, Vincenzo Bronte, Stefano Ugel
Telomerase (TERT) is a ribonucleoprotein enzyme that preserves the molecular organization at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Since TERT deregulation is a common step in leukaemia, treatments targeting telomerase might be useful for the therapy of hematologic malignancies. Despite a large spectrum of potential drugs, their bench-to-bedside translation is quite limited, with only a therapeutic vaccine in the clinic and a telomerase inhibitor at late stage of preclinical validation. We recently demonstrated that the adoptive transfer of T cell transduced with an HLA-A2-restricted T-cell receptor (TCR), which recognize human TERT with high avidity, controls human B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) progression without severe side-effects in humanized mice...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582465/differential-regulation-of-cell-death-pathways-by-the-microenvironment-correlates-with-chemoresistance-and-survival-in-leukaemia
#17
Malak Yahia Qattan, Emyr Yosef Bakker, Ramkumar Rajendran, Daphne Wei-Chen Chen, Vaskar Saha, Jizhong Liu, Leo Zeef, Jean-Marc Schwartz, Luciano Mutti, Constantinos Demonacos, Marija Krstic-Demonacos
Glucocorticoids (GCs) and topoisomerase II inhibitors are used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) as they induce death in lymphoid cells through the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and p53 respectively. Mechanisms underlying ALL cell death and the contribution of the bone marrow microenvironment to drug response/resistance remain unclear. The role of the microenvironment and the identification of chemoresistance determinants were studied by transcriptomic analysis in ALL cells treated with Dexamethasone (Dex), and Etoposide (Etop) grown in the presence or absence of bone marrow conditioned media (CM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575414/randomized-comparison-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-versus-placebo-to-prevent-invasive-mycoses-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#18
Oliver A Cornely, Thibaut Leguay, Johan Maertens, Maria J G T Vehreschild, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Carlo Castagnola, Luisa Verga, Christina Rieger, Mustafa Kondakci, Georg Härter, Rafael F Duarte, Bernardino Allione, Catherine Cordonnier, Claus Peter Heussel, C Orla Morrissey, Samir G Agrawal, J Peter Donnelly, Mark Bresnik, Michael J Hawkins, Will Garner, Nicola Gökbuget
Objectives: To prevent invasive fungal disease (IFD) in adult patients undergoing remission-induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Patients and methods: In a double-blind multicentre Phase 3 study, patients received prophylactic liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) at 5 mg/kg intravenously or placebo twice weekly in a 2:1 random allocation during remission-induction treatment. The primary endpoint was the development of proven or probable IFD...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572622/probing-the-action-of-a-novel-anti-leukaemic-drug-therapy-at-the-single-cell-level-using-modern-vibrational-spectroscopy-techniques
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Joanna L Denbigh, David Perez-Guaita, Robbin R Vernooij, Mark J Tobin, Keith R Bambery, Yun Xu, Andrew D Southam, Farhat L Khanim, Mark T Drayson, Nicholas P Lockyer, Royston Goodacre, Bayden R Wood
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a life threatening cancer for which there is an urgent clinical need for novel therapeutic approaches. A redeployed drug combination of bezafibrate and medroxyprogesterone acetate (BaP) has shown anti-leukaemic activity in vitro and in vivo. Elucidation of the BaP mechanism of action is required in order to understand how to maximise the clinical benefit. Attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, Synchrotron radiation FTIR (S-FTIR) and Raman microspectroscopy are powerful complementary techniques which were employed to probe the biochemical composition of two AML cell lines in the presence and absence of BaP...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571503/managing-side-effects-of-jak-inhibitors-for-myelofibrosis-in-clinical-practice
#20
Iram Saeed, Donal McLornan, Claire N Harrison
Myelofibrosis (MF) is characterized by bone marrow fibrosis, abnormalities in peripheral counts, extramedullary hematopoiesis, splenomegaly and an increased risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukaemia. The disease course is often heterogeneous and management can range from observation alone through to allogeneic stem cell transplantation. As of 2017, the only approved medication for MF remains the JAK Inhibitor (JAKi), ruxolitinib (Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland; Incyte, Wilmington, Detroit, USA) although several others have reached advanced stages of clinical trials...
June 19, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
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