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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061468/the-heterogeneous-landscape-of-alk-negative-alcl
#1
Elisabetta Mereu, Elisa Pellegrino, Irene Scarfò, Giorgio Inghirami, Roberto Piva
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is a clinical and biological heterogeneous disease including systemic ALK positive and ALK negative entities. Whereas ALK positive ALCLs are molecularly characterized and readily diagnosed, specific immunophenotypic or genetic features to define ALK negative ALCL are missing, and their distinction from other T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (T-NHLs) can be controversial. In recent years, great advances have been made in dissecting the heterogeneity of ALK negative ALCLs and in providing new diagnostic and treatment options for these patients...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050598/alk-a-tyrosine-kinase-target-for-cancer-therapy
#2
REVIEW
Vijaykumar R Holla, Yasir Y Elamin, Ann Marie Bailey, Amber M Johnson, Beate C Litzenburger, Yekaterina B Khotskaya, Nora S Sanchez, Jia Zeng, Md Abu Shufean, Kenna R Shaw, John Mendelsohn, Gordon B Mills, Funda Meric-Bernstam, George R Simon
The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene plays an important physiologic role in the development of the brain and can be oncogenically altered in several malignancies, including non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL). Most prevalent ALK alterations are chromosomal rearrangements resulting in fusion genes, as seen in ALCL and NSCLC. In other tumors, ALK copy-number gains and activating ALK mutations have been described. Dramatic and often prolonged responses are seen in patients with ALK alterations when treated with ALK inhibitors...
January 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032129/first-dose-and-steady-state-pharmacokinetics-of-orally-administered-crizotinib-in-children-with-solid-tumors-a-report-on-advl0912-from-the-children-s-oncology-group-phase-1-pilot-consortium
#3
Frank M Balis, Patrick A Thompson, Yael P Mosse, Susan M Blaney, Charles G Minard, Brenda J Weigel, Elizabeth Fox
PURPOSE: Characterize the pharmacokinetics of oral crizotinib in children with cancer. METHODS: Sixty-four children with solid tumors or anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) enrolled on a phase 1/2 trial of the ALK, MET and ROS1 inhibitor, crizotinib, had pharmacokinetic sampling after the first dose (n = 15) or at steady state (n = 49). Dose levels studied were 100, 130, 165, 215, 280 and 365 mg/m(2)/dose administered twice daily. Two capsule and two oral liquid formulations were used over the course of the trial...
December 28, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013563/pax-5-positivity-in-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-negative-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
#4
Indu Arun, Paromita Roy, Neeraj Arora, Saurabh Jayant Bhave, Reena Nair, Mammen Chandy
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a subtype of T-cell lymphomas that may mimic several other malignancies morphologically. With the help of immunohistochemistry, most cases of ALCL can be diagnosed on the basis of expression of T-cell lineage associated antigens. However, aberrations in the expression of immunohistochemical markers pose diagnostic challenges. The morphological and immunophenotypic features of ALCL show considerable overlap with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL), which is a B-cell lymphoma...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003677/two-relapsed-stage-iii-childhood-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-patients-with-npm-alk-fusion-in-bone-marrow-from-initial-diagnosis
#5
Yui Kanazawa, Yuka Yamashita, Mitsuhiro Fujiwara, Michiko Muraoka, Kana Washio, Kiichiro Kanamitsu, Hisashi Ishida, Takae Nakano, Miho Yamada, Keizo Horibe, Takehiro Tanaka, Tadashi Yoshino, Akira Shimada
Childhood anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) accounts for approx. 10-30% of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the ALCL99 study reported 60-75 disease-free survival; however, a relatively high relapse rate was observed (25-30% ). We report 2 patients with Stage III ALCL who relapsed 6-18 months after the end of ALCL99 chemotherapy. A retrospective molecular analysis identified the nucleophosmin (NPM)-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion gene in the first diagnostic bone marrow samples taken from both patients...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003232/anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-masquerading-as-osteomyelitis-of-the-shoulder-an-uncommon-presentation
#6
Matthew Tuck, Jane Lim, Jose Lucar, Debra Benator
The presentation of anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein (ALK)-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in bone is rare. We describe a patient with ALK-negative ALCL presenting with clinical and radiographic findings suggesting osteomyelitis 6 months after left rotator cuff repair surgery. A review of the characteristics of ALK-negative ALCL with primary bone involvement is presented. ALCL should be considered in patients not responding to therapies for osteomyelitis.
December 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995879/-comparison-of-allogeneic-or-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-for-high-risk-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas
#7
Q L Wang, H W Huang, Z M Jin, X W Tang, H Y Qiu, C C Fu, Y Han, M Miao, H R Chang, A N Sun, D P Wu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of auto-HSCT and allo-HSCT in the treatment of high risk peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL). Methods: From July 2007 to July 2014, 60 cases of high risk PTCL were analyzed retrospectively. Results: All 60 patients were at high risk group (carried with IPI≥3), with a median age of 31 (12-58) years old. Of the 60 cases, 22 were PTCL-not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), 22 ALK negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALK-negative ALCL) and 16 angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL)...
November 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968935/cutaneous-lymphoma-kids-are-not-just-little-people
#8
Katalin Ferenczi, Hanspaul S Makkar
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) are non-Hodgkin lymphomas that predominantly affect older patients. Onset of cutaneous lymphoma in childhood is rare, but it can present as early as the first decade of life. In both adults and children, the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoma can be challenging because inflammatory dermatoses can mimic CTCL both clinically and histologically. The clinicopathologic manifestations can be similar in adults and younger individuals; however, differences in the prevalence of certain CTCL variants among age groups exist...
November 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930548/primary-central-nervous-system-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-report
#9
Xiaoqin Dong, Jun Li, Na Huo, Yan Wang, Zhao Wu, Xiaohong Lin, Hong Zhao
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It mostly invades lymph nodes with extranodal involvement observed in the soft tissue, bone, and skin. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 34-year-old Chinese male patient who presented with headache, diplopia, and vomit. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis via lumbar puncture showed elevated CSF pressure, elevated CSF protein concentrations, decreased CSF glucose and chloride concentration significantly, and pleocytosis of 68 to 350 × 10/L, in which lymphocytes and monocytes were predominant...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927047/diagnostic-prognostic-and-therapeutic-role-of-cd30-in-lymphoma
#10
John Matthew R Pierce, Amitkumar Mehta
CD30 is a cell surface receptor expressed in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), and many other lymphomas to a variable degree. It has been identified as an important therapeutic target in lymphoma. Areas covered: CD30 testing is essential in diagnosis of classical HL and ALCL, and expression can also be seen in other lymphoma subtypes. Development of Brentuximab vedotin (BV), an antibody-drug conjugate directed to CD30, has been an important advance in lymphoma treatment...
January 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888658/a-case-of-composite-classical-and-nodular-lymphocyte-predominant-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-progression-to-diffuse-large-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-diagnostic-difficulty-in-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology
#11
Dilip K Das, Zafar A Sheikh, Mariam H Al-Shama'a, Bency John, Abdulla M S Alawi, Thamradeen A Junaid
A small percentage of nodular lymphocytic predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) progresses to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). There have also been rare reports of gray zone lymphoma with features intermediate between classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) and DLBCL. We report a very rare case of composite lymphoma (CHL and NLPHL) progressing to DLBCL, and highlight the diagnostic difficulty faced during its fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology diagnosis. A 65-year-old woman presented with a right axillary swelling which was subjected to FNA cytology...
November 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879258/nucleophosmin-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-npm-alk-the-ultimate-oncogene-and-therapeutic-target
#12
Michael T Werner, Chen Zhao, Qian Zhang, Mariusz A Wasik
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a receptor tyrosine kinase physiologically expressed by fetal neural cells. However, aberrantly expressed ALK is involved in the pathogenesis of diverse malignancies including distinct types of lymphoma, lung carcinoma, and neuroblastoma. The aberrant ALK expression in non-neural cells results from chromosomal translocations that create novel fusion proteins. These protein hybrids are comprised of the proximal part of a partner gene including its promoter region and the distal part of ALK including coding sequence for the entire kinase domain...
November 22, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870927/cd30-induces-heat-shock-protein-90-and-signal-integration-in-classic-hodgkin-lymphoma-cells
#13
Mariko Watanabe, Kazumi Nakano, Marshall E Kadin, Masaaki Higashihara, Toshiki Watanabe, Ryouichi Horie
Previous studies report deregulation of multiple signaling pathways in classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) cells. However, the mechanisms of how these pathways are integrated are not fully understood. Herein, we show involvement of cHL hallmark antigen CD30 in this process. CD30 facilitates phosphorylation of heat shock factor 1, activates heat shock promoter element, and induces heat shock protein (HSP) 90. CD30 repression and subsequent inhibition of HSP90 suppresses NF-κB, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, AKT, and STAT pathways in cHL cell lines...
January 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864829/pediatric-case-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-forming-a-solitary-skin-tumor-on-the-forearm
#14
Michio Tokuyama, Yuta Kurashige, Tami Ota, Yasuaki Manabe, Hanako Yamaoka, Norihiro Ikoma, Akiko Fukumura, Michie Miyashita, Keisuke Otsubo, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Hiroyuki Mochizuki, Natsuko Nakano, Naoya Nakamura, Akira Ozawa, Tomotaka Mabuchi
A 5-year-old girl noticed a rapidly growing reddish nodule on her right forearm. Although oral antibiotics had been administrated for 2 weeks, the tumor enlarged. Skin biopsy revealed excessive infiltration of atypical neoplastic cells expressing CD4, CD30 and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). These histological and immunohistochemical findings were consistent with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). Computed tomography showed multiple lymphadenopathy, but lymph node biopsy and bone marrow examination did not show any evidence of systemic dissemination...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821172/a-positive-feedback-loop-involving-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-myc-sox2-axis-defines-a-highly-tumorigenic-cell-subpopulation-in-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma
#15
Chengsheng Wu, Hai-Feng Zhang, Nidhi Gupta, Abdulraheem Alshareef, Qian Wang, Yung-Hsing Huang, Jamie T Lewis, Donna N Douglas, Norman M Kneteman, Raymond Lai
BACKGROUND: We have previously described the existence of two phenotypically distinct cell subsets in ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALK + ALCL) based on their differential responsiveness to a Sox2 reporter (SRR2), with reporter-responsive (RR) cells being more tumorigenic and chemoresistant than reporter-unresponsive (RU) cells. However, the regulator(s) of RU/RR dichotomy are not identified. In this study, we aim to delineate the key regulator(s) of RU/RR dichotomy...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809277/the-neuroprotective-properties-of-hericium-erinaceus-in-glutamate-damaged-differentiated-pc12-cells-and-an-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
#16
Junrong Zhang, Shengshu An, Wenji Hu, Meiyu Teng, Xue Wang, Yidi Qu, Yang Liu, Ye Yuan, Di Wang
Hericium erinaceus, an edible and medicinal mushroom, displays various pharmacological activities in the prevention of dementia in conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The present study explored the neuroprotective effects of H. erinaceus mycelium polysaccharide-enriched aqueous extract (HE) on an l-glutamic acid (l-Glu)-induced differentiated PC12 (DPC12) cellular apoptosis model and an AlCl₃ combined with d-galactose-induced Alzheimer's disease mouse model. The data revealed that HE successfully induced PC12 cell differentiation...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807492/novel-brentuximab-vedotin-combination-therapies-show-promising-activity-in-highly-refractory-cd30-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Wilfred Delacruz, Robert Setlik, Arash Hassantoufighi, Shyam Daya, Susannah Cooper, Dale Selby, Alexander Brown
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a heterogeneous group of hematologic malignancies which typically respond to standard first-line chemoimmunotherapy regimens. Unfortunately, patients with refractory NHL face a poor prognosis and represent an unmet need for improved therapeutics. We present two cases of refractory CD30+ NHL who responded to novel brentuximab vedotin- (BV-) based regimens. The first is a patient with stage IV anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) with cranial nerve involvement who failed front-line treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, etoposide, and prednisone (CHOEP) and second line cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, dexamethasone alternating with high-dose methotrexate (MTX), and cytarabine (hyperCVAD) with intrathecal- (IT-) MTX and IT-cytarabine, but responded when BV was substituted for vincristine (hyperCBAD)...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795507/progress-in-the-treatment-of-mature-t-cell-lymphoma
#18
Ritsuro Suzuki
Treatment outcomes of malignant lymphoma have improved due to the discovery of novel chemotherapeutic and molecular targeted agents as well as advances in their combination uses. However, the prognosis of T-cell lymphoma remains poorer than that of B-cell lymphomas, and progress is slow. The reasons include their chemotherapeutic resistant nature and the absence of effective antibody agents for T-cell lymphomas. The number of T-cell lymphoma subtypes increased from 21 in the WHO classification 2008 to 29 in the WHO classification 2016...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793034/therapeutic-efficacy-of-the-bromodomain-inhibitor-otx015-mk-8628-in-alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-an-alternative-modality-to-overcome-resistant-phenotypes
#19
Michela Boi, Maria Todaro, Valentina Vurchio, Shao Ning Yang, John Moon, Ivo Kwee, Andrea Rinaldi, Heng Pan, Ramona Crescenzo, Mangeng Cheng, Leandro Cerchietti, Olivier Elemento, Maria E Riveiro, Esteban Cvitkovic, Francesco Bertoni, Giorgio Inghirami
Anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) represent a peripheral T-cell lymphoma subgroup, stratified based on the presence or absence of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) chimeras. Although ALK-positive ALCLs have a more favorable outcome than ALK-negative ALCL, refractory and/or relapsed forms are common and novel treatments are needed. Here we investigated the therapeutic potential of a novel bromodomain inhibitor, OTX015/MK-8628 in ALK-positive ALCLs.The effects of OTX015 on a panel of ALK+ ALCL cell lines was evaluated in terms of proliferation, cell cycle and downstream signaling, including gene expression profiling analyses...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782987/anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-emerging-consent-and-management-patterns-among-american-and-international-board-certified-plastic-surgeons
#20
Troy A Pittman, Kenneth L Fan, Megan A Rudolph
BACKGROUND: Although literature and case reports regarding anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) continue to increase, changes in plastic surgery practice patterns have not been assessed. METHODS: A 19-question survey was sent electronically to U.S. and international board-certified plastic surgeons. Data were analyzed using chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 1383 surgeons (U.S., 715; international, 668) responded, at a rate of 13...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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