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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544116/incidence-characteristics-and-outcome-of-solitary-plasmacytoma-and-plasma-cell-leukemia-population-based-data-from-the-swedish-myeloma-register
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Hareth Nahi, Anna Genell, Göran Wålinder, Katarina Uttervall, Gunnar Juliusson, Karin Forsberg, Markus Hansson, Ronald Svensson, Olle Linder, Kristina Carlson, Bo Björkstrand, Sigurdur Y Kristinsson, Ulf Henrik Mellqvist, Cecilie Blimark, Ingemar Turesson
Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) and Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) are uncommon (3-6%) types of plasma cell disease. The risk of progression to symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) is probably important for the outcome of SP. PCL is rare and has a dismal outcome. In this study we report on incidence and survival in PCL/SP, and progression to MM in SP, using the prospective observational Swedish Multiple Myeloma Register designed to document all newly diagnosed plasma cell diseases in Sweden since 2008. Both solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP), (n=124) and extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP), (n=67) have better overall survival (OS) than MM (n=3549)...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543165/recognition-of-early-mortality-in-multiple-myeloma-by-a-prediction-matrix
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Howard Terebelo, Shankar Srinivasan, Mohit Narang, Rafat Abonour, Cristina Gasparetto, Kathleen Toomey, James W Hardin, Gail Larkins, Amani Kitali, Robert M Rifkin, Jatin J Shah
Early mortality (EM; death ≤ 6 months from diagnosis) has been reported in several newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) trials. Before the era of novel agents, the incidence was 10%-14%. Causes of death included infections/pneumonia, renal failure, refractory disease, and cardiac events. Staging systems, such as the revised International Staging System (r-ISS), and prognostic factors including cytogenetics, lactate dehydrogenase levels, and myeloma-specific factors, are useful to assess overall prognosis; however, they cannot predict EM...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540859/case-report-serological-testing-interference-of-daratumumab-anti-cd38-therapy-in-multiple-myeloma
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Élodie Rabut, Annabelle Castro-Fernandez, Virginie Le Gall, Nihad Meknache
We report the case of a 54 years old patient monitored for a monoclonal IgG kappa light chain refractory relapsed multiple myeloma and receiving daratumumab immunotherapy. Daratumumab (DARA), a monoclonal anti-CD38 antibody, belongs to the new generation of immunotherapy in refractory relapse multiple myeloma which the medical pathologist should be aware of to avoid misinterpretation of biological tests performed for patients followed for this disease. By its IgG1K humanized monoclonal antibody backbone, DARA interferes in both serum protein electrophoresis and immunofixation by the presence of an alternate IgGK monoclonal peak, leading to a possible difficulty to assess treatment's response in monoclonal IgG kappa light chain myeloma...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535102/why-value-framework-assessments-arrive-at-different-conclusions-a-multiple-myeloma-case-study
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Kimberly Westrich, Lisabeth Buelt, Robert W Dubois
As the United States transitions from a volume-based health care system to one that rewards value, new frameworks are emerging to help patients, providers, and payers assess the value of medical services and biopharmaceutical products. These value assessment frameworks are intended to support various types of health care decision making. They have the potential to substantially affect patients, whether as tools for shared decision making with their doctors, as an input to care pathways used by providers, or through payer use of the frameworks to make coverage or reimbursement decisions...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534824/isorhynchophylline-a-potent-plant-alkaloid-induces-apoptotic-and-anti-metastatic-effects-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-the-modulation-of-diverse-cell-signaling-cascades
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Hanwool Lee, Seung Ho Baek, Jong Hyun Lee, Chulwon Kim, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Seok-Geun Lee, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Woong Mo Yang, Jae-Young Um, Gautam Sethi, Kwang Seok Ahn
Isorhynchophylline (Rhy) is an active pharmacological component of Uncaria rhynchophylla that has been reported previously to exert significant antihypertensive and neuroprotective effects. However, very little is known about its potential anti-cancer activities. This study was carried out to evaluate the anticancer effects of Rhy against various human carcinoma cell lines. We found that Rhy exhibited substantial cytotoxic effect against human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells when compared with other human carcinoma cell lines including those of lung, pancreas, prostate, head and neck, breast, multiple myeloma, brain and renal cell carcinoma...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534173/successful-treatment-of-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-untreated-light-chain-multiple-myeloma-with-a-combination-of-bendamustine-prednisone-and-bortezomib-bpv
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Hannah Tessenow, Madlen Holzvogt, Bruno Holzvogt, Marc Andrea, Simone Heyn, Thomas Schliwa, Maik Schwarz, Thomas Zehrfeld, Cornelia Becker, Christian Pfrepper, Georg Nikolaus Franke, Rainer Krahl, Madlen Jentzsch, Sabine Leiblein, Sebastian Schwind, Marius Bill, Vladan Vucinic, Thoralf Lange, Dietger Niederwieser, Wolfram Pönisch
INTRODUCTION: Patients with light chain myeloma frequently have a light chain tubular cast nephropathy, which can lead to severe renal impairment. In the present retrospective study, bortezomib was combined with other active substances like bendamustine and prednisone (BPV), in order to assess the efficacy and toxicity of the combination therapy in patients with light chain multiple myeloma. METHODS: Between September 2008 and May 2015, 25 patients with newly diagnosed light chain multiple myeloma were treated with bendamustine 60 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 2, bortezomib 1...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532734/a-family-centered-intervention-for-the-transition-to-living-with-multiple-myeloma-as-a-chronic-illness-a-pilot-study
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Susan R Mazanec, Sarah Miano, Linda Baer, Erica L Campagnaro, Abdus Sattar, Barbara J Daly
Patients with multiple myeloma and their family caregivers must master self-management tasks related not only to the disease and treatment, but also associated with transitioning to living with chronic illness. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, acceptability, safety, and fidelity of an intervention that had a psychoeducational approach and included a low-impact, home-based walking activity. A secondary aim was to obtain preliminary data of the effect of the intervention, as compared to an attention control group, on anxiety, activation for self-management, fatigue, depression and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
June 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531552/the-role-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-infection-prevention-in-human-parainfluenza-virus-3-infections-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Atul Kothari, Mary J Burgess, Juan Carlos Rico Crescencio, Joshua L Kennedy, Jesse L Denson, Kurt C Schwalm, Ashley N Stoner, John C Kincaid, Faith E Davies, Darrell L Dinwiddie
BACKGROUND: Respiratory viral infections are a significant problem in patients with hematologic malignancies. We report a cluster of HPIV 3 infections in our myeloma patients, and describe the utility of next generation sequencing (NGS) to identify transmission linkages which can assist in infection prevention. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of NGS to track respiratory viral infection outbreaks and delineate between community acquired and nosocomial infections in our cancer units...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530236/psilac-mass-spectrometry-reveals-zfp91-as-imid-dependent-substrate-of-the-crl4-crbn-ubiquitin-ligase
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Jian An, Charles M Ponthier, Ragna Sack, Jan Seebacher, Michael B Stadler, Katherine A Donovan, Eric S Fischer
Thalidomide and its derivatives lenalidomide and pomalidomide (IMiDs) are effective treatments of haematologic malignancies. It was shown that IMiDs impart gain-of-function properties to the CUL4-RBX1-DDB1-CRBN (CRL4(CRBN)) ubiquitin ligase that enable binding, ubiquitination and degradation of key therapeutic targets such as IKZF1, IKZF3 and CSNK1A1. While these substrates have been implicated as efficacy targets in multiple myeloma (MM) and 5q deletion associated myelodysplastic syndrome (del(5q)-MDS), other targets likely exist...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529638/cxcr4-directed-endoradiotherapy-induces-high-response-rates-in-extramedullary-relapsed-multiple-myeloma
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Constantin Lapa, Ken Herrmann, Andreas Schirbel, Heribert Hänscheid, Katharina Lückerath, Margret Schottelius, Malte Kircher, Rudolf A Werner, Martin Schreder, Samuel Samnick, Saskia Kropf, Stefan Knop, Andreas K Buck, Hermann Einsele, Hans-Juergen Wester, K Martin Kortüm
C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. We have recently reported promising first-in-man experience with CXCR4-directed endoradiotherapy (ERT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Eight heavily pretreated MM patients underwent a total of 10 ERT cycles (7 patients with 1 cycle and a single patient with 3 cycles). ERT was administered in combination with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support. End points were occurrence and timing of adverse events, progression-free and overall survival...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529307/genetic-deletion-of-sost-or-pharmacological-inhibition-of-sclerostin-prevent-multiple-myeloma-induced-bone-disease-without-affecting-tumor-growth
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J Delgado-Calle, J Anderson, M D Cregor, K W Condon, S A Kuhstoss, L I Plotkin, T Bellido, G D Roodman
Multiple myeloma (MM) causes lytic bone lesions due to increased bone resorption and concomitant marked suppression of bone formation. Sclerostin (Scl) levels, an osteocyte-derived inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, are elevated in MM patient sera and are increased in osteocytes in MM-bearing mice. We show here that genetic deletion of Sost, the gene encoding Scl, prevented MM-induced bone disease in an immune-deficient mouse model of early MM, and that administration of anti-Scl antibody (Scl-Ab) increased bone mass and decreases osteolysis in immune-competent mice with established MM...
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529098/differences-in-the-economic-valuation-and-determining-factors-of-informal-care-over-time-the-case-of-blood-cancer
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Marta Ortega-Ortega, Roberto Montero-Granados, Juan de Dios Jiménez-Aguilera
OBJECTIVE: To estimate differences in the economic valuation and sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with informal care between phases of the treatment in the case of blood cancer patients. METHODS: 139 haematological cancer patients who underwent a stem cell transplantation completed a longitudinal questionnaire according to 3 phases of the treatment: short-term (pre-transplant), medium-term (1st year post-transplant) and long-term (2nd-6th year post-transplant)...
May 19, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527129/efficacy-and-safety-of-plerixafor-for-the-mobilization-collection-of-peripheral-hematopoietic-stem-cells-for-autologous-transplantation-in-japanese-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Masaki Ri, Kosei Matsue, Kazutaka Sunami, Chihiro Shimazaki, Akio Hayashi, Yoshinori Sunaga, Toru Sasaki, Kenshi Suzuki
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of plerixafor for the mobilization/collection of peripheral hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for autologous transplantation in Japanese patients with multiple myeloma (MM). In a randomized study, patients received G-CSF (filgrastim, 400 µg/m(2)/day) for 4 days prior to the first dose of plerixafor. Starting on Day 4 evening and for up to 4 days, patients received either plerixafor (240 µg/kg/day) + G-CSF group (PG group) or G-CSF alone (G group). Daily apheresis started on Day 5 for up to 4 days, or until ≥6 × 10(6) CD34+ cells/kg were collected...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525891/identification-of-precision-treatment-strategies-for-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-by-functional-drug-sensitivity-testing
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Muntasir Mamun Majumder, Raija Silvennoinen, Pekka Anttila, David Tamborero, Samuli Eldfors, Bhagwan Yadav, Riikka Karjalainen, Heikki Kuusanmäki, Juha Lievonen, Alun Parsons, Minna Suvela, Esa Jantunen, Kimmo Porkka, Caroline A Heckman
Novel agents have increased survival of multiple myeloma (MM) patients, however high-risk and relapsed/refractory patients remain challenging to treat and their outcome is poor. To identify novel therapies and aid treatment selection for MM, we assessed the ex vivo sensitivity of 50 MM patient samples to 308 approved and investigational drugs. With the results we i) classified patients based on their ex vivo drug response profile; ii) identified and matched potential drug candidates to recurrent cytogenetic alterations; and iii) correlated ex vivo drug sensitivity to patient outcome...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524899/letters-to-the-editor
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article by Tariman et al. (2016) in the October 2016 issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. It accurately reflects what is occurring to patients and nurses in clinical practice. I am a clinical nurse educator with seven years of oncology experience in multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is incurable; however, in the past decade, significantly more treatment options have become available to patients. With the variety of options, healthcare providers may have a difficult time coming to a consensus about how to best customize care for patients, a decision that is increasingly influenced by patients taking a more proactive role in their care...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522957/crohn-s-disease-and-smoldering-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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So Young Park, Jae Min Kim, Hyun Joon Kang, Minje Kim, Jae Joon Han, Chi Hoon Maeng, Sun Kyung Baek, Hwi-Joong Yoon, Si-Young Kim, Hyo Jong Kim
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that presents with abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. Although the etiology has not been fully elucidated, both environmental and genetic causes are known to be involved. In chronic inflammatory conditions such as IBD, B lymphocytes are chronically stimulated, and they induce monoclonal expansion of plasma cells, sometimes resulting in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. Immunomodulators that are commonly used to control inflammation, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blockers could increase the possibility of hematologic malignancy...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522584/cooperative-targets-of-combined-mtor-hdac-inhibition-promote-myc-degradation
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John K Simmons, Aleksandra M Michalowski, Benjamin J Gamache, Wendy DuBois, Jyoti Patel, Ke Zhang, Joy Gary, Shuling Zhang, Snehal Gaikwad, Daniel Connors, Nicholas Watson, Elena Leon, Jin-Qiu Chen, W Michael Kuehl, Maxwell P Lee, Adriana Zingone, Ola Landgren, Peter Ordentlich, Jing Huang, Beverly A Mock
Cancer treatments often require combinations of molecularly targeted agents to be effective. mTORi (rapamycin) and HDACi (MS-275/entinostat) inhibitors have been shown to be effective in limiting tumor growth, and here we define part of the cooperative action of this drug combination. More than 60 human cancer cell lines responded synergistically (CI<1) when treated with this drug combination compared to single agents.  In addition, a breast cancer patient-derived xenograft, and a BCL-XL plasmacytoma mouse model both showed enhanced responses to the combination compared to single agents...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522460/soluble-pd-l1-as-a-biomarker-in-malignant-melanoma-and-checkpoint-blockade
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Jun Zhou, Kathleen M Mahoney, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Fengmin Zhao, Sandra Lee, Xiaoyun Liao, Scott Rodig, Jingjing Li, Xinqi Wu, Lisa H Butterfield, Matthias Piesche, Michael P Manos, Lauren M Eastman, Glenn Dranoff, Gordon J Freeman, F Stephen Hodi
Blockade of the pathway including Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and its receptor Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) has produced clinical benefits in patients with a variety of cancers.  Elevated levels of soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) have been associated with worse prognosis in renal cell carcinoma and multiple myeloma.  However, the regulatory roles and function of sPD-L1 particularly in connection with immune checkpoint blockade treatment are not fully understood.  We identified four splice variants of PD-L1 in melanoma cells, and all of them are secreted...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522110/high-dose-gemcitabine-busulfan-and-melphalan-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-myeloma-a-phase-2-trial-and-matched-pair-comparison-with-melphalan
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Yago Nieto, Benigno C Valdez, Sai R Pingali, Roland Bassett, Ruby Delgado, John Nguyen, Nina Shah, Uday Popat, Roy B Jones, Borje S Andersson, Alison Gulbis, Sairah Ahmed, Qaiser Bashir, Simrit Parmar, Krina Patel, Alan Myers, Gabriela Rondon, Robert Z Orlowski, Richard Champlin, Muzaffar Qazilbash
BACKGROUND: High-dose melphalan is of little benefit as a regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma undergoing an autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT). The poor performance of single-agent melphalan in this setting prompted us to study a new high-dose combination of infused gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan. METHODS: We did a phase 2 trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). We enrolled patients with primary refractory or relapsed myeloma who had received treatment with bortezomib, an immunomodulatory drug, or both, or who were receiving a salvage ASCT...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521705/thalidomide-induced-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-a-case-of-steroid-dependent-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-a-management-conundrum
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Upinder Kaur, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti, Indrajeet Singh Gambhir, Rohit Singh
Thalidomide, previously banned owing to the issues of teratogenicity is being used and tested for a variety of dermatological and non dermatological conditions. The drug has been approved for the management of ENL and Multiple myeloma. The drug is commonly known to produce adverse effects like peripheral neuropathy and constipation. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the serious adverse effects seen with thalidomide use, especially in malignancies and is relatively uncommon in non cancer settings like ENL...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Safety
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