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Multiple myeloma research

Claire de Oliveira, Reka Pataky, Karen E Bremner, Jagadish Rangrej, Kelvin K W Chan, Winson Y Cheung, Jeffrey S Hoch, Stuart Peacock, Murray D Krahn
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major public health issue and represents a significant economic burden to health care systems worldwide. The objective of this analysis was to estimate phase-specific, 5-year and lifetime net costs for the 21 most prevalent cancer sites, and remaining tumour sites combined, in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: We selected all adult patients diagnosed with a primary cancer between 1997 and 2007, with valid ICD-O site and histology codes, and who survived 30 days or more after diagnosis, from the Ontario Cancer Registry (N = 394,092)...
October 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
Simon Kocbek, Lawrence Cavedon, David Martinez, Christopher Bain, Chris Mac Manus, Gholamreza Haffari, Ingrid Zukerman, Karin Verspoor
OBJECTIVE: Text and data mining play an important role in obtaining insights from Health and Hospital Information Systems. This paper presents a text mining system for detecting admissions marked as positive for several diseases: Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Secondary Malignant Neoplasm of Respiratory and Digestive Organs, Multiple Myeloma and Malignant Plasma Cell Neoplasms, Pneumonia, and Pulmonary Embolism. We specifically examine the effect of linking multiple data sources on text classification performance...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Angelica Macauda, Diego Calvetti, Giuseppe Maccari, Kari Hemminki, Asta Försti, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Niels Weinhold, Richard Houlston, Vibeke Andersen, Ulla Vogel, Gabriele Buda, Judit Varkonyi, Anna Sureda, Joaquin Martinez Lopez, Marzena Watek, Aleksandra Butrym, Maria Eugenia Sarasquete, Marek Dudziński, Artur Jurczyszyn, Agnieszka Druzd-Sitek, Marcin Kruszewski, Edyta Subocz, Mario Petrini, Elzbieta Iskierka-Jażdżewska, Malgorzata Raźny, Gergely Szombath, Herlander Marques, Daria Zawirska, Dominik Chraniuk, Janusz Halka, Svend Erik Hove Jacobsen, Grzegorz Mazur, Ramón García Sanz, Charles Dumontet, Victor Moreno, Anna Stępień, Katia Beider, Matteo Pelosini, Rui Manuel Reis, Malgorzata Krawczyk-Kulis, Marcin Rymko, Hervé Avet-Loiseau, Fabienne Lesueur, Norbert Grząśko, Olga Ostrovsky, Krzysztof Jamroziak, Annette J Vangsted, Andrés Jerez, Waldemar Tomczak, Jan Maciej Zaucha, Katalin Kadar, Juan Sainz Pérez, Arnon Nagler, Stefano Landi, Federica Gemignani, Federico Canzian
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy of plasma cells usually infiltrating the bone marrow, associated with the production of a monoclonal immunoglobulin (M protein) which can be detected in the blood and/or urine. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that genetic factors are involved in MM pathogenesis, and several studies have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the susceptibility to the disease. SNPs within miRNA-binding sites in target genes (miRSNPs) may alter the strength of miRNA-mRNA interactions, thus deregulating protein expression...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ai-Xin Hu, Zhi-Yong Huang, Ping Liu, Tian Xiang, Shi Yan, Li Zhang
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a kind of aggressive tumor prevalent with high heterogeneity. Abnormal expression of certain genes may lead to the occurrence and development of MM. Nowadays, it is not commonly seen in clinical research to predict the prognostic circumstances of patients with MM by multiple gene expression profiling method. Identification of potential genes in prognostic process could be beneficial for clinical management of MM. Therefore, we aimed to build a risk fraction model to screen out the prognostic indicator for clinical outcome of MM...
October 5, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Daniele Tibullo, Nunzia Caporarello, Cesarina Giallongo, Carmelina Daniela Anfuso, Claudia Genovese, Carmen Arlotta, Fabrizio Puglisi, Nunziatina L Parrinello, Vincenzo Bramanti, Alessandra Romano, Gabriella Lupo, Valeria Toscano, Roberto Avola, Maria Violetta Brundo, Francesco Di Raimondo, Salvatore Antonio Raccuia
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal B-cell malignancy characterized by an accumulation of clonal plasma cells (PC) in the bone marrow (BM) leading to bone destruction and BM failure. Despite recent advances in pharmacological therapy, MM remains a largely incurable pathology. Therefore, novel effective and less toxic agents are urgently necessary. In the last few years, pomegranate has been studied for its potential therapeutic properties including treatment and prevention of cancer. Pomegranate juice (PGJ) contains a number of potential active compounds including organic acids, vitamins, sugars, and phenolic components that are all responsible of the pro-apoptotic effects observed in tumor cell line...
October 1, 2016: Nutrients
Meletios A Dimopoulos, Albert Oriol, Hareth Nahi, Jesus San-Miguel, Nizar J Bahlis, Saad Z Usmani, Neil Rabin, Robert Z Orlowski, Mieczyslaw Komarnicki, Kenshi Suzuki, Torben Plesner, Sung-Soo Yoon, Dina Ben Yehuda, Paul G Richardson, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Donna Reece, Steen Lisby, Nushmia Z Khokhar, Lisa O'Rourke, Christopher Chiu, Xiang Qin, Mary Guckert, Tahamtan Ahmadi, Philippe Moreau
Background Daratumumab showed promising efficacy alone and with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in a phase 1-2 study involving patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Methods In this phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 569 patients with multiple myeloma who had received one or more previous lines of therapy to receive lenalidomide and dexamethasone either alone (control group) or in combination with daratumumab (daratumumab group). The primary end point was progression-free survival. Results At a median follow-up of 13...
October 6, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Michele Moschetta, Yawara Kawano, Klaus Podar
Unprecedented advances in multiple myeloma (MM) therapy during the last 15 years are predominantly based on our increasing understanding of the pathophysiologic role of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. Indeed, new treatment paradigms, which incorporate thalidomide, immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs), and proteasome inhibitors, target the tumor cell as well as its BM microenvironment. Ongoing translational research aims to understand in more detail how disordered BM-niche functions contribute to MM pathogenesis and to identify additional derived targeting agents...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
Salomon Manier, Karma Salem, Siobhan V Glavey, Aldo M Roccaro, Irene M Ghobrial
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a genetically complex disease. The past few years have seen an evolution in cancer research with the emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS), enabling high throughput sequencing of tumors-including whole exome, whole genome, RNA, and single-cell sequencing as well as genome-wide association study (GWAS). A few inherited variants have been described, counting for some cases of familial disease. Hierarchically, primary events in MM can be divided into hyperdiploid (HDR) and nonhyperdiploid subtypes...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
John Acquavella, David Garabrant, Gary Marsh, Tom Sorahan, Douglas L Weed
We conducted a systematic review of the epidemiologic literature for glyphosate focusing on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM) - two cancers that were the focus of a recent review by an International Agency for Research on Cancer Working Group. Our approach was consistent with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for systematic reviews. We evaluated each relevant study according to a priori criteria for study quality: adequacy of study size, likelihood of confounding, potential for other biases and adequacy of the statistical analyses...
September 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
Gary M Williams, Marilyn Aardema, John Acquavella, Sir Colin Berry, David Brusick, Michele M Burns, Joao Lauro Viana de Camargo, David Garabrant, Helmut A Greim, Larry D Kier, David J Kirkland, Gary Marsh, Keith R Solomon, Tom Sorahan, Ashley Roberts, Douglas L Weed
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a monograph in 2015 concluding that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans" (Group 2A) based on limited evidence in humans and sufficient evidence in experimental animals. It was also concluded that there was strong evidence of genotoxicity and oxidative stress. Four Expert Panels have been convened for the purpose of conducting a detailed critique of the evidence in light of IARC's assessment and to review all relevant information pertaining to glyphosate exposure, animal carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, and epidemiologic studies...
September 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
Weijuan Li, David Garcia, R Frank Cornell, David Gailani, Jacob Laubach, Michelle E Maglio, Paul G Richardson, Javid Moslehi
Importance: Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematological malignant abnormality. The introduction of immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs) has greatly improved the overall survival of patients with MM. Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and thrombotic issues associated with novel MM therapies have emerged as important aspects of supportive care in patients with MM. Observations: We searched PubMed and the Cochrance database for studies published from March 2001 to January 2016...
September 15, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Nikhil C Munshi, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Andy C Rawstron, Roger G Owen, J Anthony Child, Anjan Thakurta, Paul Sherrington, Mehmet Kemal Samur, Anna Georgieva, Kenneth C Anderson, Walter M Gregory
Importance: Numerous studies have evaluated the prognostic value of minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Most studies were small and varied in terms of patient population, treatment, and MRD assessment methods. Objective: To evaluate the utility of MRD detection in patients with newly diagnosed MM. Data Sources: A Medline search was conducted for articles published in English between January 1990 and January 2016...
September 15, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Qiuling Shi, Tito R Mendoza, Xin Shelley Wang, Charles S Cleeland
OBJECTIVES: Improving, stable, or deteriorating patient functioning is critical to assess in cancer care and in oncology clinical trials. We evaluated the performance of the six-item interference subscale of the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI) compared with two commonly used patient-reported measures of functioning as a reference: the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 12-item health survey (SF-12)...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
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According to an analysis of more than 1,000 epidemiologic studies, being overweight or obese increases the risk of eight cancers: stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, ovary, and thyroid cancers, multiple myeloma, and meningioma. Researchers initially identified five other malignancies linked to excess body weight in 2002, including breast and endometrial cancers.
October 2016: Cancer Discovery
Alessio Malacrida, Daniele Maggioni, Arianna Cassetti, Gabriella Nicolini, Guido Cavaletti, Mariarosaria Miloso
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Despite therapeutic improvements, some cancers are still untreatable. Recently there has been an increasing interest in the use of natural substances for cancer prevention and treatment. Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) is a plant, belonging to Malvaceae family, widespread in South Asia and Central Africa. HS extract (HSE) used in folk medicine, gained researchers' interest thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and chemopreventive properties. In the present study, we initially assessed HSE effect on a panel of human tumor cell lines...
October 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
A Keith Stewart, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Tamás Masszi, Ivan Špička, Albert Oriol, Roman Hájek, Laura Rosiñol, David S Siegel, Ruben Niesvizky, Andrzej J Jakubowiak, Jesus F San-Miguel, Heinz Ludwig, Jacqui Buchanan, Kim Cocks, Xinqun Yang, Biao Xing, Naseem Zojwalla, Margaret Tonda, Philippe Moreau, Antonio Palumbo
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (KRd) versus lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in the Carfilzomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone Versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma (ASPIRE) trial. METHODS: Patients with relapsed multiple myeloma were randomly assigned to receive KRd or Rd. The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire C30 and myeloma-specific module were administered at baseline; day 1 of cycles 3, 6, 12, and 18; and after treatment...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Rachel E Cooke, Nicholas A Gherardin, Simon J Harrison, Hang Quach, Dale I Godfrey, Miles Prince, Rachel Koldej, David S Ritchie
BACKGROUND: The Vk*MYC transgenic and transplant mouse models of multiple myeloma (MM) are well established as a research tool for anti-myeloma drug discovery. However, little is known of the immune response in these models. Understanding the immunological relevance of these models is of increasing importance as immunotherapeutic drugs are developed against MM. METHODS: We set out to examine how cellular immunity is affected in Vk*MYC mouse models and compare that to the immunology of patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory MM...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
So-Yeon Lee, Hyun-Jung Kim, Yu Ri Shin, Hee-Jin Park, Yun-Gyoo Lee, Suk Joong Oh
OBJECTIVES: MRI of bone marrow of the axial skeleton is recommended for evaluation of multiple myeloma. The impact of bone marrow involvement pattern on MRI for determining progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) is not yet clear. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of research on the prognostic significance of MRI patterns for OS and PFS using a random effects model. Databases searched without language restriction were MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library (January 1976 to April 2014)...
September 5, 2016: European Radiology
Eric Low, Chas Bountra, Wen Hwa Lee
We are experiencing a new era enabled by unencumbered access to high quality data through the emergence of open science initiatives in the historically challenging area of early stage drug discovery. At the same time, many patient-centric organisations are taking matters into their own hands by participating in, enabling and funding research. Here we present the rationale behind the innovative partnership between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)-an open, pre-competitive pre-clinical research consortium and the research-focused patient organisation Myeloma UK to create a new, comprehensive platform to accelerate the discovery and development of new treatments for multiple myeloma...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Kenneth D Tew
The relatively recent clinical success of bortezomib, particularly in multiple myeloma, has established the validity of the proteasome as a viable target for anticancer drug development. This highly cited 1999 Cancer Research article from Adams and colleagues was published during the period when this drug was transitioning from preclinical studies to phase I clinical trial status. Their results detail structure-activity analyses using a series of boronic acid proteasome inhibitors and correlate cytotoxicity with inhibition of proteasome activity...
September 1, 2016: Cancer Research
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