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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146225/response-comparison-of-multiple-myeloma-and-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-to-the-same-anti-myeloma-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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John P Campbell, Jennifer L J Heaney, Sankalp Pandya, Zaheer Afzal, Martin Kaiser, Roger Owen, J Anthony Child, David A Cairns, Walter Gregory, Gareth J Morgan, Graham H Jackson, Chris M Bunce, Mark T Drayson
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma is consistently preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), which is usually only treated by a form of anti-multiple myeloma therapy if it is causing substantial disease through deposition of secreted M proteins. However, studies comparing how MGUS and multiple myeloma plasma cell clones respond to these therapies are scarce. Biclonal gammopathy multiple myeloma is characterised by the coexistence of an active multiple myeloma clone and a benign MGUS clone, and thus provides a unique model to assess the responses of separate clones to the same anti-multiple myeloma therapy, in the same patient, at the same time...
November 13, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141942/frailty-and-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Gregory A Abel, Heidi D Klepin
The majority of blood cancers occur in the elderly. This fact conspires with an aging population in many countries to make rigorous assessment for frailty increasingly important for hematologic oncologists. In this review, we first define frailty and its relevance for patients with hematologic malignancy. Next, we review current data regarding the impact of domains of frailty on outcomes for blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphomas such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136723/-the-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-multiple-myeloma-in-china-2017-revision
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Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal plasma cell malignancy, mainly in elderly people and still incurable at present. In the ear of novel agents and sensitive laboratory exams, the diagnosis and treatment of MM have been significantly improved. Chinese MM guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment were updated every two years according to the progression of international and domestic research and clinical studies. In this version, we updated the response criteria and new combination regimens in newly diagnosed patients...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092733/bortezomib-induced-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuresis-in-a-patient-with-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report-and-literature-review%C3%A2
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Bo Peng, Hu Chen, Xiao Lou
Bortezomib is a landmark drug in the therapeutic history of multiple myeloma as the first-generation proteasome inhibitor. It is widely used clinically, and its common adverse reaction is peripheral nerve lesion. We observed a severe syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (SIAD) in a female patient with multiple myeloma treated with bortezomib. This paper reviews the treatment process and relevant research progress regarding SIAD through a case report so as to improve the clinicians' ability to recognize and diagnose this rare complication...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089667/inflammatory-and-anti-inflammatory-equilibrium-proliferative-and-antiproliferative-balance-the-role-of-cytokines-in-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
Caterina Musolino, Alessandro Allegra, Vanessa Innao, Andrea Gaetano Allegra, Giovanni Pioggia, Sebastiano Gangemi
Multiple myeloma (MM) is typically exemplified by a desynchronized cytokine system with increased levels of inflammatory cytokines. We focused on the contrast between inflammatory and anti-inflammatory systems by assessing the role of cytokines and their influence on MM. The aim of this review is to summarize the available information to date concerning this equilibrium to provide an overview of the research exploring the roles of serum cytokines in MM. However, the association between MM and inflammatory cytokines appears to be inadequate, and other functions, such as pro-proliferative or antiproliferative effects, can assume the role of cytokines in the genesis and progression of MM...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079457/autologous-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-hct-versus-tandem-autologous-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma-comparison-of-long-term-post-relapse-survival
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Myo Htut, Anita D'Souza, Amrita Krishnan, Benedetto Bruno, Mei-Jie Zhang, Mingwei Fei, Miguel Angel Diaz, Edward Copelan, Siddhartha Ganguly, Mehdi Hamadani, Mohamed Kharfan-Dabaja, Hillard Lazarus, Cindy Lee, Kenneth Meehan, Taiga Nishihori, Ayman Saad, Sachiko Seo, Muthalagu Ramanathan, Saad Z Usmani, Christina Gasparetto, Tomer M Mark, Yago Nieto, Parameswaran Hari
We compared post-relapse overall survival (OS) after autologous-allogenenic (auto/allo) versus tandem autologous (auto/auto) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Post-relapse survival of patients receiving an auto/auto or auto/allo HCT for MM and prospectively reported to the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) between 2000 and 2010 were analyzed. 404 patients (72.4%) relapsed in the auto/auto group and 178 patients (67.4%) relapsed in the auto/allo group after a median follow up of 8...
October 24, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070146/-research-progress-on-molecular-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-bortezomib-in-multiple-myeloma-review
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Ling-Ling Shi, Yong-Ping Zhai
Over the last decade, bortezomib(BTZ) has been extensively applied in the treatment of hematological malignancies, particularly in multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma, however, the appearence of secondary resistance to BTZ has brought a huge challenge in MM treatment. In the present review, the mechanisms of resistance to bortezomib in MM are summarized, focusing on the action of ubiquitin-proteasome system(UPS), endoplasmin reticulum stress, antophagy, inducible pro-survival signalling and bone marrow microenvironment as well as exploration of the potential therapeutic strategies in the clinical perspective...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058372/minimal-residual-disease-in-multiple-myeloma-benefits-of-flow-cytometry
#8
REVIEW
I V Galtseva, Y O Davydova, N M Kapranov, H L Julhakyan, L P Mendeleeva
Over the last 20 years, the approaches to the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) have changed considerably, which led to an increase in remission rate. Using new diagnostic methods has made it possible to assess the response to treatment more reliably and forecast disease recurrence: allele-specific polymerase chain reaction, new-generation sequencing and multicolor flow cytometry enable minimal residual disease (MRD) detection of with sensitivity of 10(-5) to 10(-6) . MRD assessment with flow cytometry using is a rapidly developing area of research...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048105/recurrent-cardiotoxicity-potentiated-by-the-interaction-of-proteasome-inhibitor-and-immunomodulatory-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Michael G Fradley, John D Groarke, Jacob Laubach, Melissa Alsina, Daniel J Lenihan, Robert F Cornell, Michelle Maglio, Kenneth H Shain, Paul G Richardson, Javid Moslehi
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) have improved treatment options, including immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) and proteasome inhibitors (PIs). Despite their efficacy, increased rates of cardiovascular (CV) complications occur in patients exposed to some of these therapies. While previous research has focused on identifying the toxicities inherent to each specific agent, the CV side effects may be potentiated by the combination of PIs and IMiDs plus dexamethasone. We present a patient with MM with recurrent cardiotoxicity only when exposed to combination PI and IMiD-based therapy...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047025/targeting-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-for-cancer-treatment-discovering-novel-inhibitors-from-nature-and-drug-repurposing
#10
Claire L Soave, Tracey Guerin, Jinbao Liu, Q Ping Dou
In the past 15 years, the proteasome has been validated as an anti-cancer drug target and 20S proteasome inhibitors (such as bortezomib and carfilzomib) have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma and some other liquid tumors. However, there are shortcomings of clinical proteasome inhibitors, including severe toxicity, drug resistance, and no effect in solid tumors. At the same time, extensive research has been conducted in the areas of natural compounds and old drug repositioning towards the goal of discovering effective, economical, low toxicity proteasome-inhibitory anti-cancer drugs...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038151/obesity-and-cancer-evidence-impact-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
Graham A Colditz, Lindsay L Peterson
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence, particularly from prospective epidemiologic studies but with additional support from animal models and mechanistic studies, supported conclusions in 2016 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)(3) in their review of the preventive effects of weight control on cancer risk. CONTENT: The workgroup concluded that obesity is causally related to cancer at 13 anatomic sites (esophagus: adenocarcinoma; gastric cardia; colon and rectum; liver; gallbladder; pancreas; breast: postmenopausal; uterine endometrial; ovary; kidney: renal cell; meningioma; thyroid; and multiple myeloma)...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036218/crystallographic-and-thermodynamic-characterization-of-phenylaminopyridine-bisphosphonates-binding-to-human-farnesyl-pyrophosphate-synthase
#12
Jaeok Park, Dmitry Rodionov, Joris W De Schutter, Yih-Shyan Lin, Youla S Tsantrizos, Albert M Berghuis
Human farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (hFPPS) catalyzes the production of the 15-carbon isoprenoid farnesyl pyrophosphate. The enzyme is a key regulator of the mevalonate pathway and a well-established drug target. Notably, it was elucidated as the molecular target of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, a class of drugs that have been widely successful against bone resorption disorders. More recently, research has focused on the anticancer effects of these inhibitors. In order to achieve increased non-skeletal tissue exposure, we created phenylaminopyridine bisphosphonates (PNP-BPs) that have bulky hydrophobic side chains through a structure-based approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032271/a-comparative-assessment-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-through-an-outpatient-and-inpatient-model
#13
Massimo Martino, Sabino Ciavarella, Simona De Summa, Letteria Russo, Nicola Meliambro, Lucrezia Imbalzano, Giuseppe Alberto Gallo, Tiziana Moscato, Giuseppe Messina, Anna Ferreri, Maria Cuzzola, Giuseppe Irrera, Virginia Naso, Michele Cimminiello, Giuseppe Console, Giacomo Loseto, Stefania Tommasi, Attilio Guarini
Outpatient autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has proven to be feasible in terms of physical morbidity and mortality outcomes, but little data exist on the impact of this procedure on quality of life (QoL). The purpose of this prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort study was to compare the effects of inpatient (n = 76) and outpatient (n = 64) modes of care on QoL in patients with multiple myeloma who underwent ASCT. Patients were treated according to their preference for the inpatient or outpatient model...
October 13, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988742/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-hematological-malignancies-and-solid-tumors-clinical-data-to-date-current-limitations-and-perspectives
#14
REVIEW
J Gauthier, I Yakoub-Agha
Progress in our understanding of basic immunology along with the advent of bioengineering technologies have made possible the production of human T-cells expressing Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR T-cells). These CAR T-cells are designed to target specific antigens presented by cancer cells. Once CARs are bound to these antigens, CAR T-cells get activated and can initiate potent anti-tumor effects. We will here overview the bioengineering advances which made possible the clinical application of CAR T-cell therapy...
September 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956252/sclerostin-an-emerging-target-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-induced-bone-disease
#15
REVIEW
Michelle M McDonald, Jesus Delgado-Calle
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides a summary of the current knowledge on Sost/sclerostin in cancers targeting the bone, discusses novel observations regarding its potential as a therapeutic approach to treat cancer-induced bone loss, and proposes future research needed to fully understand the potential of therapeutic approaches that modulate sclerostin function. RECENT FINDINGS: Accumulating evidence shows that sclerostin expression is dysregulated in a number of cancers that target the bone...
September 27, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928126/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapies-for-multiple-myeloma
#16
Lekha Mikkilineni, James N Kochenderfer
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a nearly always incurable malignancy of plasma cells, so new approaches to treatment are needed. T-cell therapies are a promising approach for treating MM, with a mechanism of action different than those of standard MM treatments. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are fusion proteins incorporating antigen-recognition domains and T-cell signaling domains. T-cells genetically engineered to express CARs can specifically recognize antigens. Success of CAR T-cells against leukemia and lymphoma has encouraged development of CAR T-cell therapies for MM...
September 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920949/autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-a-center-for-international-blood-and-marrow-transplant-research-analysis
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A Mahindra, P Hari, R Fraser, M Fei, J Huang, J Berdeja, N Callander, L Costa, M A Diaz, C Freytes, R P Gale, S Girnius, L Holmberg, M Kharfan-Dabaja, S Kumar, R Kyle, H Lazarus, C Lee, A Maiolino, J Moreb, T Nishihori, A Pawarode, A Saad, B N Savani, J Schriber, B William, B M Wirk, A Krishnan, Y Nieto, A D'Souza
Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients with renal insufficiency (RI) is controversial. Patients who underwent AHCT for MM between 2008 and 2013 were identified (N=1492) and grouped as normal/mild (⩾60 mL/min), N=1240, moderate (30-59), N=185 and severe RI (<30), N=67 based on Modification of Diet in Renal Disease. Multivariate analyses of non-relapse mortality (NRM), relapse, PFS and overall survival (OS) were performed. Of the 67 patients with severe RI, 35 were on dialysis prior to AHCT...
September 18, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903573/crispr-in-research-and-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
#18
M M Simicek, K Growkova, R Hájek
In the recent years, there was a remarkable advance in research and clinical implementation of the genome editing technologies. The most remarkable was a discovery of the bacterial adaptive immune system called CRISPR and its rapid transformation into a robust and broadly applicable technology that completely revolutionized both basic and applied biomedical research. Implementation of CRISPR makes genome modification easier, faster and significantly cheaper compare to any other currently available technology...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903572/biomarkers-in-immunoglobulin-light-chain-amyloidosis
#19
Z Kufová, T Sevcikova, K Growkova, P Vojta, J Filipová, Z Adam, L Pour, M Penka, R Rysava, P Němec, L Brozova, P Vychytilova, A Jurczyszyn, S Grosicki, A Barchnicka, M Hajdúch, M Simicek, R Hájek
Immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis - ALA) is a monoclonal gammopathy characterized by presence of aberrant plasma cells producing amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chains. This leads to formation of amyloid fibrils in various organs and tissues, mainly in heart and kidney, and causes their dysfunction. As amyloid depositing in target organs is irreversible, there is a big effort to identify biomarker that could help to distinguish ALA from other monoclonal gammopathies in the early stages of disease, when amyloid deposits are not fatal yet...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903567/minimal-residual-disease-assessment-in-multiple-myeloma-by-multiparametric-flow-cytometry
#20
L Rihova, P Vsianska, R Bezdekova, R Kralova, M Penka, M Krejci, L Pour, R Hájek
BACKGROUND: Progress in treatment of multiple myeloma extensively increased patient remission rates, so minimal residual disease (MRD) detection becomes essential to assess the effectivity of treatment and depth of complete response. Nowadays, multiparametric flow cytometry (MFC) is the most used method for monitoring of MRD presence in the bone marrow of multiple myeloma patients; however, detection on molecular level can be used as well. It is evident that choice of protocol used for MFC-MRD assessment can significantly affect required results; nevertheless, standardized and highly sensitive approach of "next generation flow" is already available...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
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