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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814980/cooperative-effect-of-chidamide-and-chemotherapeutic-drugs-induce-apoptosis-by-dna-damage-accumulation-and-repair-defects-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Yin Li, Yan Wang, Yong Zhou, Jie Li, Kai Chen, Leisi Zhang, Manman Deng, Suqi Deng, Peng Li, Bing Xu
BACKGROUND: Many conventional chemotherapeutic drugs are known to be involved in DNA damage, thus ultimately leading to apoptosis of leukemic cells. However, they fail to completely eliminate leukemia stem cells (LSCs) due to their higher DNA repair capacity of cancer stem cells than that of bulk cancer cells, which becomes the root of drug resistance and leukemia recurrence. A new strategy to eliminate LSCs in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is therefore urgently needed. RESULTS: We report that a low-dose chidamide, a novel orally active benzamide-type histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, which selectively targets HDACs 1, 2, 3, and 10, could enhance the cytotoxicity of DNA-damaging agents (daunorubicin, idarubicin, and cytarabine) in CD34(+)CD38(-) KG1α cells, CD34(+)CD38(-) Kasumi cells, and primary refractory or relapsed AML CD34(+) cells, reflected by the inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of apoptosis, and increase of cell cycle arrest in vitro...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812191/improved-outcome-of-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-an-eastern-european-country-lithuanian-experience
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Igne Kairiene, Ramune Pasauliene, Nadezda Lipunova, Goda Vaitkeviciene, Lina Rageliene, Jelena Rascon
The reported treatment outcomes of children treated for cancer in Eastern European countries are inferior to those in Northern/Western Europe. We hypothesized that recent survival rates could be comparable to the current standards and performed a population-based analysis of treatment outcome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in Lithuania, a small Eastern European country. Children < 18 years old who were treated for AML from 2000 to 2013 were included (n = 54). Estimates of 5-year event-free (EFS5y) and overall survival (OS5y) rates were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804680/treatment-of-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-revised-canadian-consensus-guidelines
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REVIEW
Joseph M Brandwein, Nancy Zhu, Rajat Kumar, Brian Leber, Mitchell Sabloff, Irwindeep Sandhu, Jeannine Kassis, Harold J Olney, Mohamed Elemary, Andre C Schuh
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients is undergoing rapid changes, with a number of important publications in the past five years. Because of this, a group of Canadian leukemia experts has produced an update to the Canadian Consensus Guidelines that were published in 2013, with several new agents recommended, subject to availability. Recent studies have supported the survival benefit of induction chemotherapy for patients under age 80, except those with major co-morbidities or those with adverse risk cytogenetics who are not candidates for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802867/novel-single-cell-technologies-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-research
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REVIEW
Soumyasri Das Gupta, Zohar Sachs
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a lethal malignancy because patients who initially respond to chemotherapy eventually relapse with treatment refractory disease. Relapse is caused by leukemia stem cells (LSCs) that reestablish the disease through self-renewal. Self-renewal is the ability of a stem cell to produce copies of itself and give rise to progeny cells. Therefore, therapeutic strategies eradicating LSCs are essential to prevent relapse and achieve long-term remission in AML. AML is a heterogeneous disease both at phenotypic and genotypic levels, and this heterogeneity extends to LSCs...
July 25, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800175/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-contribute-to-quiescence-of-therapy-resistant-leukemic-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#5
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/28792686/viral-surveillance-using-pcr-during-treatment-of-aml-and-all
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Stephanie B Dixon, Adam Lane, Maureen M O'Brien, Karen C Burns, Jennifer L Mangino, Erin H Breese, Michael J Absalon, John P Perentesis, Christine L Phillips
BACKGROUND: While viral surveillance of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and adenovirus using PCR is routine in patients undergoing hematopoetic stem cell transplant and solid organ transplant, the utility in the nontransplant pediatric leukemia population is unknown. Our institution screens patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for viral DNAemia by PCR as part of clinical care. PROCEDURE: This retrospective chart review included patients treated for newly diagnosed or relapsed AML or ALL between April 2010 and September 2014...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777950/evaluation-of-the-european-leukemianet-recommendations-for-predicting-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-lmic-a-brazilian-experience
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Mariana Tereza de Lira Benicio, Ana Flávia Tibúrcio Ribeiro, Andre D Américo, Felipe M Furtado, Ana B Glória, Aleide S Lima, Silvana M Santos, Sandra G Xavier, Antonio R Lucena-Araujo, Evandro M Fagundes, Eduardo M Rego
BACKGROUND: Current results regarding treatment outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) point to significant differences between low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and high-income countries (HIC). Excluding well-known socioeconomic issues, genetic markers important for prognosis have not been properly incorporated into the clinical practice so far and their usefulness outside of well-controlled clinical trials remain unknown. METHODS: Here, we assessed the clinical significance of the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) recommendations in 196 consecutive patients with AML in a real-life setting...
July 24, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771903/fludarabine-cytarabine-g-csf-and-idarubicin-for-children-with-relapsed-aml
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Hideki Nakayama, Daisuke Tomizawa, Shiro Tanaka, Shotaro Iwamoto, Akira Shimada, Akiko M Saito, Yuka Yamashita, Hiroshi Moritake, Kiminori Terui, Takashi Taga, Hidemasa Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hajime Hosoi, Hidemitsu Kurosawa, Keiichi Isoyama, Keizo Horibe, Shuki Mizutani, Souichi Adachi
BACKGROUND: The combination of fludarabine (Flu), high dose cytarabine (Ara-C) and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) called "FLAG" with anthracyclines has become a standard chemotherapy for refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in European children and adults. To clarify the efficacy and the safety of FLAG-idarubicin (IDA) for children prospectively, we planned a multicenter phase II study (AML-R11) by Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group. METHODS: Patients with AML at the age between 2 and 20 years old, who had the first bone marrow (BM) relapse or induction failure, were enrolled...
August 3, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767575/dnmt3a-mutations-in-chinese-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Weijing Li, Lei Cui, Chao Gao, Shuguang Liu, Xiaoxi Zhao, Ruidong Zhang, Huyong Zheng, Minyuan Wu, Zhigang Li
BACKGROUND: DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) mutations have been found in approximately 20% of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and in 0% to 1.4% of children with AML, and the hotspots of mutations are mainly located in the catalytic methyltransferase domain, hereinto, mutation R882 accounts for 60%. Although the negative effect of DNMT3A on treatment outcome is well known, the prognostic significance of other DNMT3A mutations in AML is still unclear. Here, we tried to determine the incidence and prognostic significance of DNMT3A mutations in a large cohort in Chinese childhood AML...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765326/outcome-of-azacitidine-therapy-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-is-not-improved-by-concurrent-vorinostat-therapy-but-is-predicted-by-a-diagnostic-molecular-signature
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Charles Craddock, Aimee E Houlton, Lynn S Quek, Paul Ferguson, Emmanouela Gbandi, Corran Roberts, Marlen Metzner, Natalia Garcia-Martin, Alison Kennedy, Angela Hamblin, Manoj Raghavan, Sandeep Nagra, Louise Dudley, Keith Wheatley, Mary Frances McMullin, Srinivas Pillai, Richard J Kelly, Shamyla Siddique, Michael Dennis, Jamie D Cavenagh, Paresh Vyas
Purpose: Azacitidine (AZA) is a novel therapeutic option in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but its rational utilization is compromised by the fact that neither the determinants of clinical response nor its mechanism of action are defined. Co-administration of histone deacetylase inhibitors, such as vorinostat (VOR), is reported to improve the clinical activity of AZA but this has not been prospectively studied in AML. Experimental Design: We compared outcomes in 259 adults with AML (n=217) and MDS (n=42) randomized to receive either AZA monotherapy (75 mg/m(2) × seven days every 28 days) or AZA combined with VOR 300 mg bd on days 3-9 po...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762602/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-without-favorable-cytogenetics
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Jin Kyung Suh, Seong Wook Lee, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Eun Seok Choi, Seongsoo Jang, Chan-Jeoung Park, Jong Jin Seo
Intensified chemotherapy, HSCT, and supportive care improve the survival of pediatric patients with AML. However, no consensus has been reached regarding the role of HSCT in patients without favorable cytogenetics. We evaluated OS and EFS according to prognostic factors that affect clinical outcomes, including cytogenetics risk group, conditioning regimen, donor type, disease status at the time of HSCT, and number of chemotherapy cycles prior to HSCT in 65 pediatric patients with AML without favorable cytogenetics who underwent HSCT...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756350/immunotherapy-in-adult-acute-leukemia
#12
REVIEW
Sabine Blum, Filipe Martins, Michael Lübbert
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) did not evolve profoundly in the last decades. Some improvement has been made for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Emerging new treatment modalities, such as immunotherapy, are now beginning to be available for acute leukemia, mostly for patients suffering from ALL. This review aims to give an overview of these new therapeutic approaches, especially those already available. The focus is on cell-based immunotherapy, or molecules using preexisting host cells. Underlying mechanisms are explained and an overview of clinical experience with phase 1-3 studies is given...
June 29, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748730/therapeutic-targeting-of-leukemic-stem-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-the-biological-background-for-possible-strategies
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Øystein Bruserud, Elise Aasebø, Maria Hernandez-Valladares, Galina Tsykunova, Håkon Reikvam
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy, caused by the accumulation of immature leukemic blasts in blood and bone marrow. There is a relatively high risk of chemoresistant relapse even for the younger patients who can receive the most intensive antileukemic treatment. Treatment directed against the remaining leukemic and preleukemic stem cells will most likely reduce the risk of later relapse. Areas covered: Relevant publications were identified through literature searches. The authors searched for original articles and recent reviews describing (i) the characteristics of leukemic/preleukemic stem cells; (ii) the importance of the bone marrow stem cell niches in leukemogenesis; and (iii) possible therapeutic strategies to target the preleukemic/leukemic stem cells...
July 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743264/recent-developments-in-immunotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Felix S Lichtenegger, Christina Krupka, Sascha Haubner, Thomas Köhnke, Marion Subklewe
The advent of new immunotherapeutic agents in clinical practice has revolutionized cancer treatment in the past decade, both in oncology and hematology. The transfer of the immunotherapeutic concepts to the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is hampered by various characteristics of the disease, including non-leukemia-restricted target antigen expression profile, low endogenous immune responses, and intrinsic resistance mechanisms of the leukemic blasts against immune responses. However, considerable progress has been made in this field in the past few years...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721449/role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-undergoing-relapse-preventive-immunotherapy
#15
Frida Ewald Sander, Malin Nilsson, Anna Rydström, Johan Aurelius, Rebecca E Riise, Charlotta Movitz, Elin Bernson, Roberta Kiffin, Anders Ståhlberg, Mats Brune, Robin Foà, Kristoffer Hellstrand, Fredrik B Thorén, Anna Martner
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been proposed to dampen functions of anti-neoplastic immune cells and thus promote cancer progression. In a phase IV trial (Re:Mission Trial, NCT01347996, http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ) 84 patients (age 18-79) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first complete remission (CR) received ten consecutive 3-week cycles of immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride (HDC) and low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) to prevent relapse of leukemia in the post-consolidation phase. This study aimed at defining the features, function and dynamics of Foxp3(+)CD25(high)CD4(+) Tregs during immunotherapy and to determine the potential impact of Tregs on relapse risk and survival...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
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
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Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R M 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/28710776/outcomes-of-patients-diagnosed-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-solid-organ-transplantation
#17
Konstantinos Lontos, Mounzer Agha, Anastasios Raptis, Jing-Zhou Hou, Rafic Farah, Robert L Redner, Annie Im, Kathleen A Dorritie, Alison Sehgal, James Rossetti, Melissa Saul, William E Gooding, Abhinav Humar, Michael Boyiadzis
Organ transplant recipients are at an increased risk for subsequent cancer including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Treatment of AML following solid transplantation represents a clinical challenge since most patients have significant co-morbidities at the time of AML diagnosis. In the current study, we evaluated the treatment and outcomes of patients who developed AML following solid organ transplantation at our institution and reviewed the literature on outcomes for these patients. The study cohort consisted of 14 patients (median age 66 years, range 52-77 years) with newly diagnosed AML following solid organ transplantation...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710745/the-pan-bcl2-inhibitor-at101-activates-the-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-and-causes-dna-damage-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-like-cells
#18
Leisi Zhang, Yong Zhou, Kai Chen, Pengcheng Shi, Yin Li, Manman Deng, Zhiwu Jiang, Xiangmeng Wang, Peng Li, Bing Xu
BACKGROUND: Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) are considered to be the cause of treatment failure and relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Overexpression of the Bcl-2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins such as Bcl-2, Bcl-xl, and Mcl-1 accounts for survival and self-renewal of LSCs. AT101 binds to the BH3 motif of all Bcl-2 family anti-apoptotic proteins and demonstrates anti-tumor activity in multiple types of tumor. Thus, we hypothesized that this agent might have the potential to deplete LSCs...
July 14, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696354/a-case-of-aml-characterized-by-a-novel-t-4-15-q31-q22-translocation-that-confers-a-growth-stimulatory-response-to-retinoid-based-therapy
#19
Justin M Watts, Aymee Perez, Lutecia Pereira, Yao-Shan Fan, Geoffrey Brown, Francisco Vega, Kevin Petrie, Ronan T Swords, Arthur Zelent
Here we report the case of a 30-year-old woman with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who was treated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) as part of investigational therapy (NCT02273102). The patient died from rapid disease progression following eight days of continuous treatment with ATRA. Karyotype analysis and RNA-Seq revealed the presence of a novel t(4;15)(q31;q22) reciprocal translocation involving the TMEM154 and RASGRF1 genes. Analysis of primary cells from the patient revealed the expression of TMEM154-RASGRF1 mRNA and the resulting fusion protein, but no expression of the reciprocal RASGRF1-TMEM154 fusion...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693523/inhibition-of-lin28b-impairs-leukemia-cell-growth-and-metabolism-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#20
Jianbiao Zhou, Chonglei Bi, Ying Qing Ching, Jing-Yuan Chooi, Xiao Lu, Jessie Yiying Quah, Sabrina Hui-Min Toh, Zit-Liang Chan, Tuan Zea Tan, Phyllis Sy Chong, Wee-Joo Chng
BACKGROUND: Current conventional chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can achieve remission in over 70% of patients, but a majority of them will relapse within 5 years despite continued treatment. The relapse is postulated to be due to leukemia stem cells (LSCs), which are different from normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). LIN28B is microRNA regulator and stem cell reprogramming factor. Overexpression of LIN28B has been associated with advance human malignancies and cancer stem cells (CSCs), including AML...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
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