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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926803/distribution-of-chromosome-breakpoints-in-benzene-exposed-and-unexposed-aml-patients
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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/28925330/preoperative-positron-emission-tomography-for-node-positive-head-and-neck-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Nir Hirshoren, Elizabeth Olayos, Alan Herschtal, Aravind S Ravi Kumar, David E Gyorki
Objectives Surgery is the primary treatment modality for node-positive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck with no distant disease (HNcSCC-M0). The role of preoperative positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan for these patients is unclear. We compared preoperative PET/CT with final histopathology among patients undergoing lymphadenectomy and/or parotidectomy for HNcSCC-M0. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Single Australian center. Subjects and Methods Investigation included disease parameters and preoperative CT and PET/CT findings of 64 patients with node-positive HNcSCC without distant metastatic disease...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923296/malignant-transformation-of-oral-leukoplakia-in-a-patient-with-dyskeratosis-congenita
#3
Michelle Bongiorno, Shayna Rivard, Daniel Hammer, Joshua Kentosh
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare, inherited, bone marrow failure syndrome caused by premature telomere shortening. The classic mucocutaneous triad of clinical features comprises reticulated skin pigmentation, nail dysplasia, and oral leukoplakia. Multiple somatic features, including bone marrow failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and liver disease, are also common. DC significantly increases the risk for malignant transformation, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and anogenital cancer...
August 12, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910610/platelet-transfusion-refractoriness-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-by-intensive-chemotherapy
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Thibault Comont, Suzanne Tavitian, Laurent Bardiaux, Marylise Fort, Bénédicte Debiol, Danièle Morère, Emilie Bérard, Eric Delabesse, Isabelle Luquet, Salima Martinez, Françoise Huguet, Christian Récher, Sarah Bertoli
Platelet transfusion refractoriness (PTR) is a major adverse event in the management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In a series of 897 adult patients with AML receiving intensive chemotherapy, we identified 41 patients (4.8%) with PTR. PTR was more frequently observed in parous women, patients with extra-medullary disease, a low white blood cell count, an infection, or hemophagocytic syndrome. Among the 31 patients with anti-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies, an HLA-matched donor was identified for 18 patients (58...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805986/histiocytic-sarcoma-new-insights-into-fna-cytomorphology-and-molecular-characteristics
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Yin P Hung, Scott B Lovitch, Xiaohua Qian
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare malignant neoplasm showing morphologic and immunophenotypic features of histiocytes. Molecular characteristics of HS and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) criteria for its diagnosis have not been established. METHODS: A case series of HS in 8 FNA samples from 6 patients was reviewed along with histopathologic and clinical data. Immunohistochemistry was performed on cell blocks (3 cases), core biopsies (5 cases), and surgical specimens (4 cases)...
August 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800175/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-contribute-to-quiescence-of-therapy-resistant-leukemic-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Wenwen Wang, Tilmann Bochtler, Patrick Wuchter, Linda Manta, Haiju He, Volker Eckstein, Anthony D Ho, Christoph Lutz
OBJECTIVE: Persistence of leukemic cells after induction therapy has been shown to correlate with poor survival in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study we tested if human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSC) have protective effects on leukemic cells undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: Persistent disease was used as marker to identify cases with therapy resistant leukemic cells in 95 AML patients. Immunophenotyping, cell cycle and apoptosis assays were assessed by flow-cytometry...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797994/pattern-of-karyotypic-aberrations-in-pakistani-patients-with-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Syeda Alia Abbas, Sadian Sultan, Sana Ashar, Syed Muhamad Irfan Irfan
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant disease of the bone marrow in which karyotypic analysis is the most important diagnostic and prognostic tool for predicting remission rate, relapse and overall survival. This study was carried out to determine the frequency and type of cytogenetic aberrations in de novo acute myeloid leukemia in adults at a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in the Hematology Department, Liaquat National Hospital from November 2014 to April 2016...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791218/cytomegalovirus-induced-hemophagocytic-lymphocytic-histiocytosis-in-two-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#8
Benjamin Waddell, Chris Belcher, Emily Willey
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare inflammatory condition with tissue destruction due to abnormal immune activation. We present a series of 2 cases of cytomegalovirus-induced HLH in children during maintenance chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These cases emphasize the importance of considering secondary HLH in this high-risk subset of pediatric patients.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790105/value-of-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-adults-with-ph-negative-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Marina Lafage-Pochitaloff, Laurence Baranger, Mathilde Hunault, Wendy Cuccuini, Christine Lefebvre, Audrey Bidet, Isabelle Tigaud, Virginie Eclache, Eric Delabesse, Chrystèle Bilhou-Nabéra, Christine Terré, Elise Chapiro, Nathalie Gachard, Marie-Joelle Mozziconacci, Geneviève Ameye, Sarah Porter, Nathalie Grardel, Marie C Béné, Yves Chalandon, Carlos Graux, Françoise Huguet, Véronique Lhéritier, Norbert Ifrah, Hervé Dombret
Multiple cytogenetic subgroups have been described in adult Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-negative B-cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), often comprising small numbers of patients. In this study, we aimed to reassess the prognostic value of cytogenetic abnormalities in a large series of 617 adult patients with Ph-negative BCP-ALL (median age, 38 years), treated in the intensified GRAALL-2003/2005 trials. Combined data from karyotype, DNA index, FISH and/or PCR screening for relevant abnormalities were centrally reviewed and were informative in 542 cases (88%), allowing classification in ten exclusive primary cytogenetic subgroups and in secondary subgroups including complex and monosomal karyotypes...
August 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728749/numb-chin-with-mandibular-pain-or-masticatory-weakness-as-indicator-for-systemic-malignancy-a-case-series-study
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Shin-Yu Lu, Shu-Hua Huang, Yen-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Numb chin syndrome (NCS) is a critical sign of systemic malignancy; however it remains largely unknown by clinicians and dentists. The aim of this study was to investigate NCS that is more often associated with metastatic cancers than with benign diseases. METHODS: Sixteen patients with NCS were diagnosed and treated. The oral and radiographic manifestations were assessed. RESULTS: Four (25%) of 16 patients with NCS were affected by nonmalignant diseases (19% by medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw and 6% by osteopetrosis); yet 12 (75%) patient conditions were caused by malignant metastasis, either in the mandible (62%) or intracranial invasion (13%)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728469/characterizing-patients-with-multiple-chromosomal-aberrations-detected-by-fish-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Isabel González-Gascón Y Marín, María Hernández-Sanchez, Ana Eugenia Rodríguez-Vicente, Anna Puiggros, Rosa Collado, Elisa Luño, Teresa González, Neus Ruiz-Xivillé, Margarita Ortega, Eva Gimeno, Carolina Muñoz, Maria Stefania Infante, Julio Delgado, María Teresa Vargas, Marcos González, Francesc Bosch, Blanca Espinet, Jesús María Hernández-Rivas, José Ángel Hernández
We analyzed the features of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with multiple abnormalities (MA) detected by FISH. A local database including 2095 CLL cases was used and 323 with MA (15.4%) were selected. MA was defined by the presence of two or more alterations (deletions of 13q14 (13q-), 11q22 (11q-), 17p13 (17p-) or trisomy 12 (+12)). The combination of 13q- with 11q- and 13q- with 17p-, accounted for 58.2% of the series, in contrast to 11q- with 17p- (3.7%). Patients carrying MA since diagnosis presented a short time to first therapy(TTFT) (27 months) and overall survival (OS) (76 months)...
July 21, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723629/stat3-mutation-impacts-biological-and-clinical-features-of-t-lgl-leukemia
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Antonella Teramo, Gregorio Barilà, Giulia Calabretto, Chiara Ercolin, Thierry Lamy, Aline Moignet, Mikael Roussel, Cédric Pastoret, Matteo Leoncin, Cristina Gattazzo, Anna Cabrelle, Elisa Boscaro, Sara Teolato, Elisa Pagnin, Tamara Berno, Elena De March, Monica Facco, Francesco Piazza, Livio Trentin, Gianpietro Semenzato, Renato Zambello
STAT3 mutations have been described in 30-40% of T-large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia patients, leading to STAT3 pathway activation. Considering the heterogeneity of the disease and the several immunophenotypes that LGL clone may express, the aim of this work was to evaluate whether STAT3 mutations might be associated with a distinctive LGL immunophenotype and/or might be indicative for specific clinical features.Our series of cases included a pilot cohort of 101 T-LGL leukemia patients (68 CD8+/CD4- and 33 CD4+/CD8±) from Padua Hematology Unit (Italy) and a validation cohort of additional 20 patients from Rennes Hematology Unit (France)...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714377/ibrutinib-associated-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Krystal S Titus-Rains, Jamie N Brown, Julia M Hammond
Background Tumor lysis syndrome results when intracellular contents are released during cell lysis. Ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is used for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, mantle cell lymphoma, and marginal zone lymphoma. Tumor lysis syndrome caused by ibrutinib therapy is potentially life threatening, but is rare and not often reported in clinical trials. Objective The purpose of this case series is to describe the occurrence of tumor lysis syndrome in two patients initiated on ibrutinib, and to highlight the importance of close monitoring during therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680203/role-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-diagnostic-evaluation-of-granulocytic-sarcomas-a-series-of-12-patients
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Piyush Chandra, Sanket Dhake, Nilendu Purandare, Archi Agrawal, Sneha Shah, Venkatesh Rangarajan
OBJECTIVE: Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is a rare extramedullary manifestation in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which can precede the diagnosis or occur in the posttreatment setting. Unlike its established role in other hematological malignancies like Hodgkin's on non-Hodgkin's disease, the exact role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in AML with or without GS remains to be defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed PET/CT scans of 12 patients with histologically proven GS...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645262/acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-pregnancy-clinical-experience-from-a-single-center-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Nicola Stefano Fracchiolla, Mariarita Sciumè, Francesco Dambrosi, Francesca Guidotti, Manuela Wally Ossola, Giovanna Chidini, Umberto Gianelli, Daniela Merlo, Agostino Cortelezzi
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) accounts for more than two thirds of leukemia during pregnancy and has an incidence of 1 in 75,000 to 100,000. Its clinical management remains a challenging therapeutic task both for patient and medical team, given to the therapy-attributable risks for mother and fetus and the connected counseling regarding pregnancy continuation. METHODS: We provided a review of updated literature and a comprehensive description of five maternal/fetal outcomes of AML cases diagnosed concomitantly to pregnancy and treated at our Institution from 2006 to 2012...
June 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596259/morphologic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-de-novo-aml-with-jak2-v617f-mutation
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Juliana E Hidalgo-López, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Zeev Estrov, C Cameron Yin, Srdan Verstovsek, Sergej Konoplev, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Mohammad M Mohammad, Roberto N Miranda, Chong Zhao, John Lee, Zhuang Zuo, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos
Background:JAK2 V617F mutation (mut) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is rare. We describe the clinicopathologic findings of a single-institution series of 11 de novo AML cases with JAK2 V617. Methods: We identified cases of de novo AML with JAK2 V617F over a 10-year period. We reviewed diagnostic peripheral blood and bone marrow (BM) morphologic, cytogenetic, and molecular studies, including next-generation sequencing. The control group consisted of 12 patients with JAK2 wild-type (wt) AML matched for age, sex, and diagnosis...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548121/ebv-negative-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-a-clinical-and-pathological-study-from-a-single-institution
#17
Juehua Gao, Amir Behdad, Peng Ji, Kristy L Wolniak, Olga Frankfurt, Yi-Hua Chen
Aggressive natural killer (NK)-cell leukemia/lymphoma is a systemic NK-cell neoplasm that preferentially affects Asians with a fulminant clinical course and is almost always associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The data on EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma are limited. Here we report a series of three patients (two Caucasians, one African-American) with EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma from a single institution, including a case diagnosed on post-mortem examination. Similar to EBV-positive aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma, our patients presented with constitutional symptoms and hepatosplenomegaly, and followed a highly aggressive clinical course...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536306/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-mutated-ighv4-34-receptors-shared-and-distinct-immunogenetic-features-and-clinical-outcomes
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Aliki Xochelli, Panagiotis Baliakas, Ioannis Kavakiotis, Andreas Agathangelidis, Lesley-Ann Sutton, Eva Minga, Stavroula Ntoufa, Eugen Tausch, Xiao-Jie Yan, Tait Shanafelt, Karla Plevova, Myriam Boudjogra, Davide Rossi, Zadie Davis, Alba Navarro, Yorick Sandberg, Fie Juhl Vojdeman, Lydia Scarfo, Niki Stavroyianni, Andrey Sudarikov, Silvio Veronese, Tatiana Tzenou, Teodora Karan-Djurasevic, Mark Catherwood, Dirk Kienle, Maria Chatzouli, Monica Facco, Jasmin Bahlo, Christiane Pott, Lone Bredo Pedersen, Larry Mansouri, Karin E Smedby, Charles C Chu, Véronique Giudicelli, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Panagiotis Panagiotidis, Gunnar Juliusson, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Ioannis Vlahavas, Darko Antic, Livio Trentin, Marco Montillo, Carsten Niemann, Hartmut Döhner, Anton W Langerak, Sarka Pospisilova, Michael Hallek, Elias Campo, Nicholas Chiorazzi, Nikos Maglaveras, David Oscier, Gianluca Gaidano, Diane F Jelinek, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Ioanna Chouvarda, Nikos Darzentas, Chrysoula Belessi, Frederic Davi, Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Richard Rosenquist, Paolo Ghia, Kostas Stamatopoulos
Purpose: We sought to investigate whether B cell receptor immunoglobulin (BcR IG) stereotypy is associated with particular clinicobiological features among chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients expressing mutated BcR IG (M-CLL) encoded by the IGHV4-34 gene, and also ascertain whether these associations could refine prognostication.Experimental Design: In a series of 19,907 CLL cases with available immunogenetic information, we identified 339 IGHV4-34-expressing cases assigned to one of the four largest stereotyped M-CLL subsets, namely subsets #4, #16, #29 and #201, and investigated in detail their clinicobiological characteristics and disease outcomes...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517553/ifi16-reduced-expression-is-correlated-with-unfavorable-outcome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Claudio Agostinelli, Simona Righi, Maria Ciccone, Maria Carla Re, Giuseppina Musumeci, Erica Diani, Caterina Signoretto, Isabella Bon, Ottavio Piccin, Antonio Cuneo, Claudio Tripodo, Cristina Ponti, Donato Zipeto, Santo Landolfo, Davide Gibellini
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in adults. Its clinical course is typically indolent; however, based on a series of pathobiological, clinical, genetic, and phenotypic parameters, patient survival varies from less than 5 to more than 20 years. In this paper, we show for the first time that the expression of the interferon-inducible DNA sensor IFI16, a member of the PYHIN protein family involved in proliferation inhibition and apoptosis regulation, is associated with the clinical outcome in CLL...
June 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515100/detection-of-chromosomal-translocation-in-hematologic-malignancies-by-a-novel-dna-based-looped-ligation-assay-lola
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Shuko Harada, Emily Sizzle, Ming-Tseh Lin, Christopher D Gocke
BACKGROUND: Disease-defining chromosomal translocations are seen in various neoplasms, especially in lymphomas and leukemias. Translocation detection at the DNA level is often complicated by chromosomal breakpoints that are distributed over very large regions. We have developed a ligation-based assay [the looped ligation assay (LOLA)] to detect translocations from diseases with multiple widely spaced breakpoint hot spots. METHODS: Oligonucleotide sets that probe breakpoints of IGH-BCL2 (immunoglobulin heavy-apoptosis regulator) in follicular lymphoma (FL), MYC-IGH (MYC proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor-immunoglobulin heavy) in Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and BCR-ABL1 (RhoGEF and GTPase activating protein-ABL proto-oncogene 1, non-receptor tyrosine kinase) in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) were designed...
July 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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