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Leukemia myelomonocytic chronic

Nan Yang, Zhenyang Gu, Zhanxiang Liu, Wenrong Huang, Shuhong Wang, Lili Wang, Chunji Gao
Multi-kinase inhibitor sorafenib showed dramatic effects in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells harboring fms-related tyrosine kinase 3-internal tandem duplication(FLT3-ITD) mutation. However, little is known about its therapeutic effects and underlying mechanisms on AML without this mutation. In this report, sorafenib monotherapy was utilized as a salvage treatment in two relapse/refractory AML patients without FLT3-ITD mutation. A central nervous system(CNS) relapsed patient exhibited significant shrink of tumor volume, the other patient with refractory AML, arising from chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, achieved hematological improvements...
March 7, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Przemysław Biecek, Paweł Szwedyk, Katarzyna Budziszewska, Magdalena Raźny, Magdalena Dutka, Agata Obara, Ewa Wasilewska, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Agnieszka Piekarska, Grażyna Bober, Helena Krzemień, Beata Stella-Hołowiecka, Katarzyna Kapelko-Słowik, Waldemar Sawicki, Małgorzata Paszkowska-Kowalewska, Rafał Machowicz, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
Atypical chronic myeloid leukaemia (aCML) belongs to myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms. Because of its rarity and changing diagnostic criteria throughout subsequent classifications, data on aCML are very scarce. Therefore, we at the Polish Adult Leukemia Group performed a nationwide survey on aCML. Eleven biggest Polish centres participated in the study. Altogether, 45 patients were reported, among whom only 18 patients (40%) fulfilled diagnostic criteria. Among misdiagnosed patients, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative syndrome unclassifiable and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia were the most frequent diagnoses...
March 7, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Liting Zheng, Longyong Xu, Qing Xu, Lu Yu, Danfeng Zhao, Pu Chen, Wei Wang, Yiqin Wang, Gang Han, Charlie Degui Chen
Recurrent somatic loss-of-function mutations in histone demethylases are frequently detected in cancer. However, whether loss of a histone demethylase can cause cancer has not been determined. Here, we report that knockout of the histone demethylase Utx in mice causes a chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML)-like disease with splenomegaly, monocytosis, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Mutational analysis of patient data indicated that UTX mutations occur simultaneously with TP53 mutations in myeloid malignancies, and combined inactivation of Utx and Trp53 accelerated the development of CMML in a cell-autonomous manner...
February 2, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Jill A Bell, Aaron Galaznik, Rachel Huelin, Michael Stokes, Yelan Guo, Robert J Fram, Douglas V Faller
High-dose chemotherapy with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) can produce long-term remission in patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). However, this treatment regimen is not appropriate for elderly and/or comorbid patients; in these cases, azacitidine is a standard treatment. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate real-world evidence of treatment options for patients with HR-MDS/CMML. Medline and Embase (January 2006 to May 2016) were searched, in addition to conference proceedings and treatment guideline reviews...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Ahmad Daher, Carlos Kamiya-Matsuoka, Karin Woodman
Peripheral nervous system damage from hematologic malignancies is related to neoplastic cells infiltration of peripheral nerves or to monoclonal antibody production cross-reacting with peripheral nerves' antigens. Neurolymphomatosis (NL), a rare manifestation of hematologic malignancies, occurs when malignant cells invade the peripheral nerves leading to various manifestations. Here, we report a case of NL with 2 hematologic malignancies in a 79-year-old woman presenting with lower extremity pain/weakness. Investigation revealed anemia, IgM kappa monoclonal gammopathy, and elevated anti-MAG titer...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
Anca Pantalon, Tudor Ștefănache, Mihai Danciu, Sabina Zurac, Dorin Chiseliță
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a benign histiocytic skin disorder mainly encountered during infancy and childhood. Although with multiple potential localizations, less than 1% of the cases exhibit ocular manifestations. Some of these might lead to serious complications, specifically, secondary glaucoma that can result in severe and blinding eye disease. The aim of the present case report was to demonstrate typical clinical features, emphasize the difficulties attributed when managing these patients and literature review...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Mathias Schneeweiss, Barbara Peter, Siham Bibi, Gregor Eisenwort, Dubravka Smiljkovic, Katharina Blatt, Mohamad Jawhar, Daniela Berger, Gabriele Stefanzl, Susanne Herndlhofer, Georg Greiner, Gregor Hoermann, Emir Hadzijusufovic, Karoline V Gleixner, Peter Bettelheim, Klaus Geissler, Wolfgang R Sperr, Andreas Reiter, Michel Arock, Peter Valent
Systemic mastocytosis is a complex disease defined by abnormal growth and accumulation of neoplastic mast cells in various organs. Most patients exhibit a D816V-mutated variant of KIT, which confers resistance against imatinib. Clinical problems in systemic mastocytosis arise from mediator-related symptoms and/or organ destruction caused by malignant expansion of neoplastic mast cells and/or other myeloid cells in various organ systems. DCC-2618 is a spectrum-selective pan KIT and PDGFRA inhibitor which blocks KIT D816V and multiple other kinase-targets relevant to systemic mastocytosis...
February 8, 2018: Haematologica
Peng Zhang, Zizhen Chen, Rong Li, Ying Guo, Hui Shi, Jie Bai, Hui Yang, Mengyao Sheng, Zhaomin Li, Zhuo Li, Jianping Li, Shi Chen, Weiping Yuan, Tao Cheng, Mingjiang Xu, Yuan Zhou, Feng-Chun Yang
Somatic or de novo mutations of Additional sex combs-like 1 ( ASXL1 ) frequently occur in patients with myeloid malignancies or Bohring-Opitz syndrome, respectively. We have reported that global loss of Asxl1 leads to the development of myeloid malignancies and impairs bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) fates in mice. However, the impact of Asxl1 deletion in the BM niche on hematopoiesis remains unclear. Here, we showed that BMSCs derived from chronic myelomonocytic leukemia patients had reduced expression of ASXL1 , which impaired the maintaining cord blood CD34+ cell colony-forming capacity with a myeloid differentiation bias...
2018: Cell Discovery
Laure Ricard, Noémie Abisror, Nathalie Droin, Dorothée Selimoglu-Buet, Antoine Martin, Michael Soussan, Christophe Willekens, Christophe Deligny, Olivier Fain, Eric Solary, Arsène Mekinian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Michelle Hannon, Lindsay Wilde, Nneamaka Nwaoduah, Margaret Kasner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Françoise Schillinger, Elise Sourdeau, Marouane Boubaya, Lucile Baseggio, Sylvain Clauser, Edouard Cornet, Camille Debord, Jean-Pierre Defour, Frédérique Dubois, Marion Eveillard, Anne-Cécile Galoisy, Marie-Odile Geay, François Mullier, Vanessa Nivaggioni, Valérie Soenen, Pascal Morel, Francine Garnache-Ottou, Emily Ronez, Valérie Bardet, Eric Deconinck
According to WHO recommendations, diagnosis of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) beforehand requires microscopic examination of peripheral blood to identify dysplasia and/or blasts when monocytes are greater or equal to 1.0 × 109/L and 10% of leucocytes. We analyzed parameters derived from SysmexTM XN analyzers to improve the management of microscopic examination for monocytosis. We analyzed results of the complete blood count and the positioning and dispersion parameters of polymorphonuclear neutrophils and monocytes in 61 patients presenting with CMML and 635 control patients presenting with a reactive monocytosis...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Yanyan Zhang, Liang He, Dorothée Selimoglu-Buet, Chloe Jego, Margot Morabito, Christophe Willekens, M'boyba Khadija Diop, Patrick Gonin, Valérie Lapierre, Nathalie Droin, Eric Solary, Fawzia Louache
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder that typically associates with mutations in epigenetic, splicing, and signaling genes. Genetically modified mouse models only partially recapitulate the disease phenotype, whereas xenotransplantation of CMML cells in immunocompromised mice has been rarely successful so far. Here, CMML CD34+ cells sorted from patient bone marrow (BM) or peripheral blood (PB) were injected intravenously into NSG (NOD/LtSz-scid IL2rγnull) mice and NSG mice engineered to express human granulo-monocyte colony-stimulating factor, stem cell factor, and interleukin-3 (NSGS mice)...
June 13, 2017: Blood Advances
Zhihong Hu, Shimin Hu, Changsheng Ji, Zhenya Tang, Beenu Thakral, Sanam Loghavi, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Wei Wang
3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangements resulting in EVI1 overexpression play an important role in leukemogenesis and are associated with treatment resistance and a poorer prognosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic myeloid leukemia and BCR-ABL negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. In this study, we aim to explore the clinicopathological features of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative (MDS/MPN) neoplasms with 3q26.2/EVI1 rearrangements and determine the potential impact of these cytogenetic abnormalities on treatment response and survival...
December 23, 2017: Leukemia Research
Jing Liu, Elie Mouhayar, Jeffrey J Tarrand, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
Cryptococcus neoformans is a saprophytic fungal pathogen that can cause serious illness in immune-compromised hosts and it presents with a wide variety of clinical symptoms. We present a fatal case of fulminant C. neoformans infection presenting as pericardial tamponade in a 71-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia undergoing chemotherapy with the JAK-STAT inhibitor ruxolitinib. We also review the published cases of fungal pericarditis/tamponade. In addition to illustrating an atypical presentation of C...
December 27, 2017: Mycoses
Hiroyoshi Kunimoto, Cem Meydan, Abbas Nazir, Justin Whitfield, Kaitlyn Shank, Franck Rapaport, Rebecca Maher, Elodie Pronier, Sara C Meyer, Francine E Garrett-Bakelman, Martin Tallman, Ari Melnick, Ross L Levine, Alan H Shih
Mutations in epigenetic modifiers and signaling factors often co-occur in myeloid malignancies, including TET2 and NRAS mutations. Concurrent Tet2 loss and NrasG12D expression in hematopoietic cells induced myeloid transformation, with a fully penetrant, lethal chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), which was serially transplantable. Tet2 loss and Nras mutation cooperatively led to decrease in negative regulators of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, including Spry2, thereby causing synergistic activation of MAPK signaling by epigenetic silencing...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
H Joachim Deeg, Emily A Stevens, Rachel B Salit, Ralph P Ermoian, Min Fang, Boglarka Gyurkocza, Mohamed L Sorror, Giancarlo Fatobene, Joachim Baumgart, Lauri M Burroughs, Colleen Delaney, Kris Doney, Daniel N Egan, Mary E D Flowers, Filippo Milano, Jerry P Radich, Bart L Scott, Eileen J Sickle, Brent L Wood, Cecilia Yeung, Barry E Storer
In this prospective randomized phase II "pick the winner" trial we assessed the efficacy of transplant conditioning with treosulfan/fludarabine ± 2 Gy total body irradiation (TBI) in reducing post-transplant relapse in 100 patients, 2-70 (median 57) years of age, with myelodysplastic syndrome/chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (MDS/CMML; n=51) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML; n=49). Patients received intravenous (IV) treosulfan, 14 g/m2/day on days -6 to -4 and IV fludarabine, 30 mg/m2/day on days -6 to -2, alone or combined with 2 Gy TBI (day 0)...
December 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Haigang Shao, Jiannong Cen, Suning Chen, Huiying Qiu, Jinlan Pan
t(12;22)(p13;q12) is a rare but recurrent chromosomal abnormality involving the ETS transcription factor ETV6 and meningioma 1 (MN1) genes. In this study, we analyzed the clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular features of five new patients with the t(12;22)/MN1-EVT6 who presented with acute myeloid leukemia or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. We subsequently reviewed the literature and identified seven additional cases reported with t(12;22)/MN1-EVT6. Our data suggest that neoplasms carrying the t(12;22)/MN1-ETV6, although rare, can commonly present as myeloid neoplasms at the initial diagnosis, including acute myeloid leukemia (n = 8), myelodysplastic syndrome (n = 2), and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (n = 2)...
December 22, 2017: Annals of Hematology
A Unnikrishnan, A N Q Vo, R Pickford, M J Raftery, A C Nunez, A Verma, L B Hesson, J E Pimanda
The cytidine analogue, 5-azacytidine (AZA; 5-AZA-cR), is the primary treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. However, only ~50% of treated patients will respond to AZA and the drivers of AZA resistance in vivo are poorly understood. To better understand the intracellular dynamics of AZA upon therapy and decipher the molecular basis for AZA resistance, we have developed a novel, multiparameter, quantitative mass spectrometry method (AZA-MS). Using AZA-MS, we have accurately quantified the abundance of the ribonucleoside (5-AZA-cR) and deoxyribonucleoside (5-AZA-CdR) forms of AZA in RNA, DNA and the cytoplasm within the same sample using nanogram quantities of input material...
November 29, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
A H Cull, D Mahendru, B Snetsinger, D Good, K Tyryshkin, A Chesney, Z Ghorab, M Reis, R Buckstein, R A Wells, M J Rauh
Immune dysregulation is a common feature of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), particularly in early stages. However, the genetic basis remains poorly understood. We recently reported that macrophages from mice deficient in tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (Tet2), a model of MDS/CMML, are hyperinflammatory and have increased expression of arginase 1 (Arg1). In macrophages and myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) expression of Arg1 contributes to T-cell suppression and immune evasion by L-arginine depletion, in the setting of chronic inflammation and cancer...
February 2018: Leukemia Research
Katherine Linder, Chaitanya Iragavarapu, Delong Liu
Myelodysplasia (MDS) /myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) overlap syndrome has been described since the 2001 WHO classification as disorders that have both proliferative and dysplastic changes simultaneously. Specific disorders include chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), BCR-ABL negative atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) and unclassifiable MDS/MPN (MPN/MDS-U). Recurrent gene mutations in these conditions have been described. Among them, SETBP1 mutations have been identified in up to 32% of aCML, 24% of JMML, 18% of CMML and 10% of MDS/MPN-U patients...
2017: Biomarker Research
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