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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153093/next-generation-sequencing-and-molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-etv6-lyn-fusion-due-to-chromosomes-1-8-and-12-rearrangement-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Edmond S K Ma, Thomas S K Wan, Chun Hang Au, Dona N Ho, Shing Yan Ma, Margaret H L Ng, Tsun Leung Chan
In a newly diagnosed patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and complex cytogenetics and negative for gene mutations associated with myeloid neoplasms, RNA sequencing by next-generation sequencing (NGS) through a large cancer-related gene panel showed ETV6-LYN leukemic fusion transcript. Breakpoint analysis of the NGS reads showed fusion of exon 5 of the ETV6 gene to exon 8 of the LYN gene. Metaphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) inferred a four-break rearrangement of three chromosomes, namely 1, 8 and 12...
December 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152412/histomorphological-responses-after-therapy-with-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-in-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia-et-and-polycythemia-vera-pv
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Lucia Masarova, C Cameron Yin, Jorge E Cortes, Marina Konopleva, Gautam Borthakur, Kate J Newberry, Hagop M Kantarjian, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Srdan Verstovsek
Background: Pegylated interferon alfa-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) is a potent immunomodulating agent capable of inducing high rate of hematologic and even complete molecular remission in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV). We recently reported results of a phase 2 trial of PEG-IFN-α-2a in 83 patients with ET and PV after a median follow-up of 83 months. Here we report an analysis of bone marrow (BM) responses in these patients. Methods: Among 83 patients, 58 (70%, PV 25, ET 31) had evaluable BM samples...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150911/jak2-v617f-mutation-can-be-reliably-detected-in-serum-using-droplet-digital-pcr
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C F Nystrand, W Ghanima, A Waage, C M Jonassen
INTRODUCTION: Detection of the JAK2 V617F mutation is a key step in the diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Sensitive real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) detection on peripheral blood (PB) is the most widely used method. The main objective of this study was to determine whether serum, the most common material available in archival biobanks, is a good liquid biopsy for detecting and quantifying the JAK2 V617F mutation using droplet digital PCR (ddPCR). METHODS: Paired PB and serum samples from 66 patients with MPN were used...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148847/emerging-therapeutic-targets-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-and-peripheral-t-cell-leukemia-and-lymphomas
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Anna Orlova, Bettina Wingelhofer, Heidi A Neubauer, Barbara Maurer, Angelika Berger-Becvar, György Miklós Keserű, Patrick T Gunning, Peter Valent, Richard Moriggl
Hematopoietic neoplasms are often driven by gain-of-function mutations of the JAK-STAT pathway together with mutations of chromatin remodeling and DNA damage control pathways. The interconnection between the JAK-STAT pathway, epigenetic regulation or DNA damage control is still poorly understood in cancer cell biology. Areas covered: Here, we focus on a broader description of mutational insights into myeloproliferative neoplasms and peripheral T-cell leukemia and lymphomas, since sequencing efforts have identified similar combinations of driver mutations in these diseases covering different lineages...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148089/impact-of-gene-mutations-on-treatment-response-and-prognosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-secondary-to-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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G Venton, F Courtier, A Charbonnier, E D'Incan, C Saillard, B Mohty, M J Mozziconacci, D Birnbaum, A Murati, N Vey, J Rey
Acute myeloid leukemias secondary (sAML) to myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) have variable clinical courses and outcomes, but remain almost always fatal. Large cohorts of sAML to MPN are difficult to obtain and there is very little scientific literature or prospective trials for determining robust prognostic markers and efficient treatments. We analyzed event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) of 73 patients with MPN who progressed to sAML, based on their epidemiological characteristics, the preexisting MPN, the different treatments received, the different prognostic groups and the responses achieved according to the ELN, and their mutational status determined by next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS)...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147619/the-jak2v617f-and-calr-exon-9-mutations-are-shared-immunogenic-neoantigens-in-hematological-malignancy
#6
Morten Orebo Holmström, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Mads Hald Andersen
Approximately 90% of patients with the hematological malignancies termed the chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms harbor either the JAK2V617F-mutation or CALR exon 9 mutation. Both of these are recognized by T-cells, which make the mutations ideal targets for cancer immune therapy as they are shared antigens.
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146710/jak2-calr-mpl-and-asxl1-mutational-status-correlates-with-distinct-histologic-features-in-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Waihay J Wong, Robert P Hasserjian, Geraldine S Pinkus, Lawrence J Breyfogle, Ann Mullaly, Olga Pozdnyakova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146005/bone-marrow-adipocytes-in-haematological-malignancies
#8
Ewa Frączak, Mateusz Olbromski, Aleksandra Piotrowska, Natalia Glatzel-Plucińska, Piotr Dzięgiel, Jarosław Dybko, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Tomasz Wróbel
Bone marrow adipocytes (BMAs) derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are an active and significant element of the bone marrow microenvironment. They are involved in metabolic functions, complex interactions with other stromal cells, and in the development and progression of tumours. Currently, there is little data regarding the role of BMAs in haematological malignancies. Due to this, we have attempted to characterise the BMAs in these malignancies in terms of quantity and morphology. Our study included 30 patients aged 22-76 with myelo- (n=17) and lymphoproliferative malignancies (n=13), both with and without bone marrow infiltration...
November 13, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145678/-thrombocytosis-and-thrombocytopenia-background-and-clinical-relevance
#9
Kai Wille, Parvis Sadjadian, Martin Griesshammer
Due to the central role of platelets in hemostasis, the clinical relevance of quantitative changes in platelet counts (< 150 G/l or > 450 G/l) may be significant. Thrombopoesis (= production of platelets) occurs in the bone marrow, and the hormone thrombopoetin takes control on its regulation.In thrombocytosis, primary causes have to be distinguished from the far more common reactive (= secondary) reasons. The most important form of primary thrombocytosis occurs in myeloproliferative neoplasms especially in essential thrombocythemia (ET)...
November 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145319/primary-myelofibrosis-and-pregnancy-outcomes-after-low-molecular-weight-heparin-administration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Roxana Elena Bohîlţea, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu, Crîngu Antoniu Ionescu, Emilia Niculescu-Mizil, Ana Maria Vlădăreanu, Irina Voican, Mihai Dimitriu, Natalia Turcan
RATIONALE: Primary myelofibrosis is encountered with the myeloproliferative diseases and is the least prevalent among women of childbearing age. The prognosis is guided by pancytopenia, leukemic transformation and thrombosis which are the dominant complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Data regarding protocol management during pregnancy in the context of myelofibrosis are insufficient. Fewer than ten cases have been described until now and half of this cases have resulted in fetal death due to placental infarction during the second and third trimesters...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143813/ship1-but-not-an-aml-derived-ship1-mutant-suppresses-myeloid-leukemia-growth-in-a-xenotransplantation-mouse-model
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M Täger, S Horn, E Latuske, P Ehm, M Schaks, M Nalaskowski, B Fehse, W Fiedler, C Stocking, J Wellbrock, M Jücker
Constitutive activation of the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway is found in ~50-70% of AML patients. The SH2-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) is a negative regulator of PI3K/AKT signaling in hematopoietic cells. SHIP1 knockout mice develop a myeloproliferative syndrome and concomitant deletion of SHIP1 and the tumor suppressor PTEN leads to the development of lethal B-cell lymphomas. In the study presented here, we investigated the role of SHIP1 as a tumor suppressor in myeloid leukemia cells in an in vivo xenograft transplantation model...
November 16, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143068/patient-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-classical-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Prajwal Boddu, Lucia Masarova, Srdan Verstovsek, Paolo Strati, Hagop Kantarjian, Jorge Cortes, Zeev Estrov, Sherry Pierce, Naveen Pemmaraju
Little is known about the outcomes of Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) in adolescents and young adults (AYA). We reviewed all patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), and myelofibrosis (MF) treated at our institution from 1988 to 2016 who were aged 16 to 39 years (AYA) and described their outcomes in comparison to older MPN population. Of 2206 patients, 185 (8.3%) were identified as AYA: 105 (57%) ET, 43 (23%) PV, and 37 (20%) MF. The median age was 33 years [range, 16-39], and median follow-up time 3 years [range, 0...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134817/the-bcr-abl1-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-review-of-jak-inhibitors-in-the-therapeutic-armamentarium
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Martin Griesshammer, Parvis Sadjadian
The classical BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include primary myelofibrosis (PMF), polycythaemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythaemia (ET). They are characterized by stem cell-derived clonal proliferation, harbour Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), or calreticulin (CALR), or myeloproliferative leukaemia virus oncogene (MPL) driver mutations and exert an over activated JAK-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway. Therefore JAK inhibiting strategies have been successfully investigated in MPN clinical trials...
November 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134664/a-phase-ii-trial-of-ruxolitinib-in-combination-with-azacytidine-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Rita Assi, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge E Cortes, Naveen Pemmaraju, Xuemei Wang, Graciela Nogueras-Gonzalez, Elias Jabbour, Prithviraj Bose, Tapan Kadia, Courtney D Dinardo, Keyur Patel, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Lingsha Zhou, Sherry Pierce, Romany Gergis, Carla Tuttle, Gautam Borthakur, Zeev Estrov, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Juliana Hidalgo-Lopez, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval Daver
Ruxolitinib and azacytidine target distinct disease manifestations of myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPNs). Patients with MDS/MPNs initially received ruxolitinib BID (doses based on platelets count), continuously in 28-day cycles for the first 3 cycles. Azacytidine 25 mg/m(2) (Day 1-5) intravenously or subcutaneously was recommended to be added to each cycle starting cycle 4 and could be increased to 75 mg/m(2) (Days 1-5) for disease control. Azacytidine could be started earlier than cycle 4 and/or at higher dose in patients with rapidly proliferative disease or with elevated blasts...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129488/dna-hypomethylating-agents-as-epigenetic-therapy-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Christian Flotho, Sebastian Sommer, Michael Lübbert
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal bone marrow disorder, typically of older adults, which is characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, peripheral blood cytopenias and risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is an aggressive myeloproliferative neoplasm occurring in young children. The common denominator of these malignant myeloid disorders is the limited benefit of conventional chemotherapy and a particular responsiveness to epigenetic therapy with the DNA-hypomethylating agents 5-azacytidine (azacitidine) or decitabine...
November 9, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128551/transplant-decisions-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-should-mutations-be-the-judge
#16
REVIEW
Rachel B Salit, H Joachim Deeg
The prognosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including primary myelofibrosis (PMF), polycythemia vera (PV; post-PV MF) and essential thrombocythemia (ET; post-EMF) varies considerably, between these disorders as well as within each diagnosis. Molecular studies have identified "driver mutations", in JAK2, MPL1 and CALR, and additional somatic DNA mutations, including ASXL1, EZH2, IDH1/2 and SRSF2, that affect prognosis differentially. Patients with mutations in CALR (type1) have a better outlook than patients with mutations in JAK2 or MPL, while patients without any of the driver mutations (triple negative) have the shortest life expectancy...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124948/tasigna-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia%C3%A2-treatment-free-remission-after-nearly-2%C3%A2-years-an-interview-with-adam-mead
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Adam Mead
Dr Mead earned his medical degree from the University of Oxford and trained in hematology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and University College London. In 2007, he earned his PhD at UCL, which focused on the analysis of FLT3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia. He is now Associate Professor of Hematology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at the WIMM, University of Oxford. His research group focuses on myeloid diseases and normal blood stem-cell biology. Dr Mead is the lead clinician for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and chronic myeloid leukemia in the Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network and is the chief investigator for several chronic myeloid leukemia and MPN clinical trials...
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123956/mutations-in-jak2-and-calreticulin-genes-are-associated-with-specific-alterations-of-the-immune-system-in-myelofibrosis
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Marco Romano, Daria Sollazzo, Sara Trabanelli, Martina Barone, Nicola Polverelli, Margherita Perricone, Dorian Forte, Simona Luatti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Camilla Jandus, Francesca Palandri, Lucia Catani
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clonal neoplasia associated with chronic inflammation due to aberrant cytokine production. Mutations in Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2), calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia protein (MPL) genes have been recently associated to MF and they all activate the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Since this pathway is essential in shaping the immune response, we investigated the role of circulating immune subsets and cytokines in 38 patients (20 carrying JAK2((V617F)),13 exon-9 CALR mutation and 5 triple negative)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121538/therapeutic-options-for-leukemic-transformation-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#19
REVIEW
Maliha Khan, Rabbia Siddiqi, Naseema Gangat
Approximately 5-10% of patients with Philadelphia chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) comprising of essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera and primary myelofibrosis) experience transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML, ≥20% blasts). Treatment options for post-MPN AML patients are limited, as conventional approaches like standard chemotherapy, fail to offer long-term benefit. Median survival for secondary AML is ∼2.4 months. Post-MPN AML therefore represents an area of urgent clinical need...
October 27, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119847/myeloid-lymphoid-neoplasms-with-fgfr1-rearrangement
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Paolo Strati, Guilin Tang, Dzifa Y Duose, Saradhi Mallampati, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Keyur P Patel, Mohammad Hussaini, Abu-Sayeef Mirza, Rami S Komrokji, Stephen Oh, John Mascarenhas, Vesna Najfeld, Vivek Subbiah, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval Daver
Myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with FGFR1 rearrangement are a rare entity. We present a multicenter experience of 17 patients with FISH-confirmed FGFR1 rearrangement. The clinical presentation at diagnosis included myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) in 4 (24%) patients, acute leukemia (AL) in 7 (41%), and concomitant MPN with AL in 6 (35%). The two most frequently observed cytogenetic abnormalities were t(8;13)(p11.2;q12)(partner gene ZMYM2) and t(8;22)(p11.2; q11.2)(BCR). Seventy-eight percent of tested patients had a RUNX1 mutation, of whom all had AL...
November 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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