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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025581/clonal-chromosomal-aberrations-in-philadelphia-negative-cells-such-as-monosomy-7-and-trisomy-8-may-persist-for-years-with-no-impact-on-the-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Ewa M Wasilewska, Barbara Panasiuk, Michał Gniot, Anna Sawicka, Katarzyna Kozłowska, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Janusz Kłoczko, Alina T Midro
The appearance of clonal chromosomal aberrations in Philadelphia negative cells (CCA/Ph-) during the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was recently confirmed. Importance of these findings has not been clearly defined. We present data on the time of appearance, persistence, size of the CCA/Ph- clone in terms of drugs used and hematological, cytogenetic and molecular response rates. The focus was on the peripheral blood cytopenias and myelodysplastic changes in the bone marrow microscopic evaluation...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023992/therapy-related-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-cmml-molecular-cytogenetic-and-clinical-distinctions-from-de-novo-cmml
#2
Mrinal M Patnaik, Rangit Vallapureddy, Fevzi F Yalniz, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Terra L Lasho, Christy Finke, Aref Al-Kali, Naseema Gangat, Ayalew Tefferi
Therapy related myeloid neoplasms (t-MN) including therapy related myelodysplastic syndromes (t-MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) are associated with aggressive disease biologies and poor outcomes. In this large (n=497) and informative (inclusive of molecular and cytogenetic information) chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) patient cohort, we demonstrate key biological insights and an independent prognostic impact for t-CMML. T-CMML was diagnosed in 9% of patients and occurred approximately 7 years after exposure to prior chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962071/thrombopoietin-mimetics-for-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#3
REVIEW
Helga Dodillet, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Ina Monsef, Nicole Skoetz
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is one of the most frequent haematologic malignancies of the elderly population and characterised by progenitor cell dysplasia with ineffective haematopoiesis and a high rate of transformation to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Thrombocytopenia represents a common problem for patients with MDS. ranging from mild to serious bleeding events and death. To manage thrombocytopenia, the current standard treatment includes platelet transfusion, unfortunately leading to a range of side effects...
September 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926803/distribution-of-chromosome-breakpoints-in-benzene-exposed-and-unexposed-aml-patients
#4
Patrick J Kerzic, Richard D Irons
Results of laboratory studies and investigations of occupationally exposed healthy individuals have been used to develop a mode of action for benzene-induced leukemia that mirrors disease following treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Recently we have described series of AML and MDS cases with benzene exposure history, and have provided cytogenetic, molecular, and pathologic evidence that these cases differ significantly in many features from therapy-related disease. Here we have extended this work, and describe chromosome breakpoints across 441 identifiable regions, in terms of gains or losses, in 710 AML cases collected during the Shanghai Health Study, which include 75 with a history of benzene exposure...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918304/haploidentical-transplantation-for-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#5
Stefan O Ciurea, Mithun V Shah, Rima M Saliba, Sameh Gaballa, Piyanuch Kongtim, Gabriela Rondon, Julianne Chen, Whitney Wallis, Kai Cao, Marina Konopleva, Naval Daver, Jorge Cortes, Farhad Ravandi, Amin Alousi, Sairah Ahmed, Uday Popat, Simrit Parmar, Qaiser Bashir, Oran Betul, Chitra Hosing, Elizabeth J Shpall, Katayoun Rezvani, Issa F Khouri, Partow Kebriaei, Richard E Champlin
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation with HLA-matched donors is increasingly used for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). It remains unclear if haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haploSCT) is a suitable option for older patients with this disease. We analyzed 43 patients with AML/MDS (median age, 61 years) who underwent a haploSCT at our institution. All patients received a fludarabine-melphalan-based reduced-intensity conditioning regimen and post-transplant cyclophosphamide-based graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis...
September 14, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901021/optimisation-of-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-for-untreated-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients-with-respect-to-second-malignant-neoplasms-overall-and-progression-free-survival-individual-participant-data-analysis
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REVIEW
Jeremy Franklin, Dennis A Eichenauer, Ingrid Becker, Ina Monsef, Andreas Engert
BACKGROUND: Efficacy and the risk of severe late effects have to be well-balanced in treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Late adverse effects include secondary malignancies which often have a poor prognosis. To synthesise evidence on the risk of secondary malignancies after current treatment approaches comprising chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, we performed a meta-analysis based on individual patient data (IPD) from patients treated for newly diagnosed HL. OBJECTIVES: We investigated several questions concerning possible changes in the risk of secondary malignancies when modifying chemotherapy or radiotherapy (omission of radiotherapy, reduction of the radiation field, reduction of the radiation dose, use of fewer chemotherapy cycles, intensification of chemotherapy)...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898985/lineage-switch-between-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-intermediated-by-occult-myelodysplastic-neoplasm-two-cases-of-adult-patients-with-evidence-of-genomic-instability-and-clonal-selection-by-chemotherapy
#7
Bin Wu, Rachel Jug, Catherine Luedke, Pu Su, Catherine Rehder, Chad McCall, Anand S Lagoo, Endi Wang
Objectives: Lineage switch occurs in rare leukemias, and the mechanism is unclear. We report two cases of B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) relapsed as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Methods: Retrospective review of clinical and laboratory data. Results: Complex cytogenetic abnormalities were detected in B-ALL for both cases with subclone heterogeneity. Postchemotherapy marrow biopsies showed trilineage hematopoiesis without detectable B-ALL...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891083/a-nationwide-survey-of-hypoplastic-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
#8
Takashi Kobayashi, Yasuhito Nannya, Motoshi Ichikawa, Kenji Oritani, Yuzuru Kanakura, Akihiro Tomita, Hitoshi Kiyoi, Masayoshi Kobune, Junji Kato, Hiroshi Kawabata, Motohiro Shindo, Yoshihiro Torimoto, Yuji Yonemura, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Hideki Nakakuma, Daisuke Hasegawa, Atsushi Manabe, Naohito Fujishima, Nobuharu Fujii, Mitsune Tanimoto, Yasuyoshi Morita, Akira Matsuda, Atsushi Fujieda, Naoyuki Katayama, Haruhiko Ohashi, Hirokazu Nagai, Yoshiki Terada, Masayuki Hino, Ken Sato, Naoshi Obara, Shigeru Chiba, Kensuke Usuki, Masatsugu Ohta, Osamu Imataki, Makiko Uemura, Tomoiku Takaku, Norio Komatsu, Akira Kitanaka, Kazuya Shimoda, Kenichiro Watanabe, Kaoru Tohyama, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Hideo Harigae, Shunya Arai, Yasushi Miyazaki, Keiya Ozawa, Mineo Kurokawa
Hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndrome (hMDS) is a distinct entity with bone marrow (BM) hypocellularity and the risk of death from BM failure (BMF). To elucidate the characteristics of hMDS, the data of 129 patients diagnosed between April 2003 and March 2012 were collected from 20 institutions and the central review team of the National Research Group on Idiopathic Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, and compared with 115 non-hMDS patients. More RA and fewer CMMoL and RAEB-t in French-American-British (FAB) and more RCUD and MDS-U and fewer RCMD in World Health Organization (WHO) classifications were found in hMDS than non-hMDS with significant differences...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890406/comparison-of-conditioning-with-fludarabine-busulfan-and-fludarabine-melphalan-in-allogeneic-transplantation-recipients-50-years-or-older
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Koji Kawamura, Shinichi Kako, Shuichi Mizuta, Ken Ishiyama, Jun Aoki, Shingo Yano, Takahiro Fukuda, Naoyuki Uchida, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Tetsuya Eto, Koji Iwato, Heiwa Kanamori, Kaoru Kahata, Tadakazu Kondo, Masashi Sawa, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Yoshiko Atsuta, Yoshinobu Kanda
The optimal conditioning regimen for elderly patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT) remains unclear. We retrospectively analyzed 1607 patients aged 50 years or older with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) who underwent allo-HCT using fludarabine/busulfan (FB) or fludarabine/melphalan (FM) between 2007 and 2014. We compared the clinical outcomes among FB2 (busulfan at 6.4 mg/kg iv, n = 463), FB4 (busulfan at 12...
September 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886412/re-evaluation-of-acute-erythroid-leukemia-according-to-the-2016-who-classification
#10
Yan Chen, Maryam Pourabdollah, Eshetu G Atenafu, Anne Tierens, Aaron Schimmer, Hong Chang
In the recent update of WHO classification, the definition of myeloid neoplasms with erythroid predominance has been modified shifting the main criteria for calculating blast percentage from non-erythroid cells (NEC) to all nucleated marrow cells (ANC). Thus, the cases previously classified as erythroid/myeloid subtype of acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) based on the 2008 WHO will now be categorized either as myelodysplastic syndrome with excess blasts (MDS-EB) or acute myeloid leukemia, not otherwise specified (AML-NOS)...
October 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811306/replication-and-validation-of-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-survival-after-allogeneic-blood-or-marrow-transplant
#11
Ezgi Karaesmen, Abbas A Rizvi, Leah Preus, Philip L McCarthy, Marcelo C Pasquini, Kenan Onel, Xiaochun Zhu, Stephen Spellman, Christopher A Haiman, Daniel O Stram, Loreall Pooler, Xin Sheng, Qianqian Zhu, Li Yan, Qian Liu, Qiang Hu, Amy Webb, Guy Brock, Alyssa I Clay-Gilmour, Sebastiano Battaglia, David Tritchler, Song Liu, Theresa Hahn, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell
Multiple candidate gene association studies of non-HLA single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and outcomes after blood or marrow transplant (BMT) have been conducted. We identified 70 publications reporting 45 SNPs in 36 genes significantly associated with disease-related mortality, progression-free survival, transplant-related mortality and/or overall survival after BMT. Replication and validation of these SNP associations were performed using DISCOVeRY-BMT, a well-powered genome-wide association study consisting of two cohorts, totaling 2,883 BMT recipients with AML, ALL or MDS and their HLA-matched unrelated donors, treated from 2000-2011 and reported to the CIBMTR...
August 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803258/the-impact-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-morbidity-and-infections-during-azacitidine-treatment
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Natalia Lorenzana, Laura Francisca Avila, Sara Alonso, Enrique Colado, Teresa Bernal
The clinical consequences of the infectious events in patients receiving azacitidine are poorly documented. Likewise, the role of primary antimicrobial prophylaxis is unknown. In this retrospective, single-center study, we compare the impact of prophylaxis on the incidence of infection and morbidity in all consecutive higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, during the first 4 azacitidine cycles. Seventy-six patients, corresponding to 283 azacitidine cycles, were studied...
August 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793875/an-analysis-of-97-previously-diagnosed-de-novo-adult-acute-erythroid-leukemia-patients-following-the-2016-revision-to-world-health-organization-classification
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Shaowei Qiu, Erlie Jiang, Hui Wei, Dong Lin, Guangji Zhang, Shuning Wei, Chunlin Zhou, Kaiqi Liu, Ying Wang, Bingcheng Liu, Yuntao Liu, Benfa Gong, Xiaoyuan Gong, Sizhou Feng, Yingchang Mi, Mingzhe Han, Jianxiang Wang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of acute erythroid leukemia subtype (AEL) is rare, accounting for 5% of cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and the outcome is dismal. However, in 2016 revision to the WHO classification, the subcategory of AEL has been removed. Myeloblasts are redefined as the percentage of total marrow cells, not non-erythroid cells. Therefore, the previously diagnosed AEL cases are currently diagnosed as AML or myelodyspalstic syndrome (MDS) according to new criteria. METHODS: We respectively reviewed cases of 97 de novo previously diagnosed AEL and all the patients were diagnosed as AML or MDS according to the new classification scheme, and then the clinical characteristics of these two subtypes were compared...
August 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777856/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-13-cases-of-myeloid-neoplasms-with-double-del-20q
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Shuxiao Bai, Chunxiao Wu, Jun Zhang, Suning Chen, Jinlan Pan
OBJECTIVE: To report on clinical and laboratory features of myeloid neoplasms with double del(20q). METHODS: Cytogenetic examination of bone marrow was performed on 13 cases of myeloid neophasms with double del(20q) after 24 hours of cell culture. R-banding was used to analyze the karyotypes. Interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed using dual-color probes for 20q11/20q12. RESULTS: Double del(20q) was found to be the sole abnormality in 9 cases, double del(20q) and trisomy 9 was found in 1 case, trisomy del(20q) was found in 1 case, and sole del(20q) clone and double del(20q) clone were found to coexist in 2 cases...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743306/detection-of-22-common-leukemic-fusion-genes-using-a-single-step-multiplex-qrt-pcr-based-assay
#15
Xiaodong Lyu, Xianwei Wang, Lina Zhang, Zhenzhu Chen, Yu Zhao, Jieying Hu, Ruihua Fan, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: Fusion genes generated from chromosomal translocation play an important role in hematological malignancies. Detection of fusion genes currently employ use of either conventional RT-PCR methods or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), where both methods involve tedious methodologies and require prior characterization of chromosomal translocation events as determined by cytogenetic analysis. In this study, we describe a real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR)-based multi-fusion gene screening method with the capacity to detect 22 fusion genes commonly found in leukemia...
July 25, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729302/vosaroxin-in-combination-with-decitabine-in-newly-diagnosed-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-high-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#16
Naval Daver, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Kenneth Vaughan, Jing Ning, Graciela M Nogueras González, Keyur Patel, Jeffery Jorgensen, Naveen Pemmaraju, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, Courtney DiNardo, Jorge Cortes, Renee Ward, Adam Craig, Farhad Ravandi
Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone-derived DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. We investigated vosaroxin with decitabine in patients ≥60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (n=58) or myelodysplastic syndrome (≥10% blasts) (n=7) in a phase II non-randomized trial. The initial 22 patients received vosaroxin 90 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 4 with decitabine 20 mg/m(2) on days 1-5 every 4-6 weeks for up to seven cycles. Due to a high incidence of mucositis the subsequent 43 patients were given vosaroxin 70 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 4...
October 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711727/a-chemotherapy-only-regimen-of-busulfan-melphalan-and-fludarabine-and-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-followed-by-allogeneic-t-cell-depleted-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations-for-the-treatment-of-myeloid-malignancies
#17
Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet N Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R van den Brink, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
We sought to develop a myeloablative chemotherapeutic regimen to secure consistent engraftment of T-cell depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) without the need for total body irradiation, thereby reducing toxicity while maintaining low rates of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and without increasing relapse. We investigated the myeloablative combination of busulfan (Bu) and melphalan (Mel), with the immunosuppressive agents fludarabine (Flu) and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) as cytoreduction before a TCD HSCT...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705540/three-year-safety-of-radium-223-dichloride-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-symptomatic-bone-metastases-from-phase-3-randomized-alpharadin-in-symptomatic-prostate-cancer-trial
#18
Christopher C Parker, Robert E Coleman, Oliver Sartor, Nicholas J Vogelzang, David Bottomley, Daniel Heinrich, Svein I Helle, Joe M O'Sullivan, Sophie D Fosså, Aleš Chodacki, Paweł Wiechno, John Logue, Mihalj Seke, Anders Widmark, Dag Clement Johannessen, Peter Hoskin, Nicholas D James, Arne Solberg, Isabel Syndikus, Jan Kliment, Steffen Wedel, Sibylle Boehmer, Marcos Dall'Oglio, Lars Franzén, Øyvind S Bruland, Oana Petrenciuc, Karin Staudacher, Rui Li, Sten Nilsson
BACKGROUND: In Alpharadin in Symptomatic Prostate Cancer (ALSYMPCA) trial, radium-223 versus placebo prolonged overall survival with favorable safety in castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with symptomatic bone metastases. Long-term radium-223 monitoring underlies a comprehensive safety and risk/benefit assessment. OBJECTIVE: To report updated ALSYMPCA safety, including long-term safety up to 3 yr after the first injection. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Safety analyses from phase 3 randomized ALSYMPCA trial included patients receiving ≥1 study-drug injection (600 radium-223 and 301 placebo)...
July 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688919/haploidentical-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-and-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-grafts-in-older-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#19
Michael Slade, John F DiPersio, Peter Westervelt, Ravi Vij, Mark A Schroeder, Rizwan Romee
Many hematologic malignancies are diseases of aging, and the use of hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) is growing rapidly among older adults. Modern post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) protocols with haploidentical (haplo) donors have dramatically expanded the donor pool for patients requiring HCT. Initial studies were performed with bone marrow grafts, which require the donor to undergo anesthesia during harvest. However, the use of mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) may be desirable, especially with older donors...
July 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687223/how-to-prevent-relapse-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-and-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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REVIEW
N Yafour, F Beckerich, C E Bulabois, P Chevallier, E Daguindau, C Dumesnil, T Guillaume, A Huynh, S Masouridi Levrat, A L Menard, C Pautas, X Poiré, A Ravinet, M Michallet, A Bazarbachi
Disease relapse remains the first cause of mortality of hematological malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HCT). The risk of recurrence is elevated in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with high-risk cytogenetic or molecular abnormalities, as well as when allo-HCT is performed in patients with refractory hematological malignancies or with persistent molecular or radiological (PET-CT scan) residual disease. For high risk AML and myelodysplasia (MDS), a post transplant maintenance strategy is possible, using hypomethylating agents or tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) anti-FLT3 when the target is present...
April 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
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