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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922238/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-time-for-diagnostic-biomarkers-and-biotherapies
#1
Louis Royer-Perron, Khê Hoang-Xuan, Agusti Alentorn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare cancer with a somber prognosis in older patients, which it affects predominantly. Only in recent years have molecular alterations characterizing PCNSL been thoroughly described. This opens possibilities for the use of targeted therapies. Developments in imaging and biomarkers have also great potential to help clinicians faced with diagnostic and prognostic uncertainties. RECENT FINDINGS: Several biomarkers for PCNSL, such as different microRNAs, which could be tested in cerebrospinal fluid and vitreous fluid, and IL-10, which has been shown to have excellent sensitivity and specificity in the cerebrospinal fluid, have emerged in the last years...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916312/lenalidomide-maintenance-in-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-practice-changing-study-or-hypothesis-generating-approach
#2
Davide Rossi, Adalgisa Condoluci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916311/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-first-line-therapy-for-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-cllm1-final-results-from-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-study
#3
Anna Maria Fink, Jasmin Bahlo, Sandra Robrecht, Othman Al-Sawaf, Ali Aldaoud, Holger Hebart, Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Steffen Dörfel, Kirsten Fischer, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Thomas Nösslinger, Paolo Ghia, Francesc Bosch, Arnon P Kater, Hartmut Döhner, Michael Kneba, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Eugen Tausch, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Matthias Ritgen, Sebastian Böttcher, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: The combined use of genetic markers and detectable minimal residual disease identifies patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with poor outcome after first-line chemoimmunotherapy. We aimed to assess lenalidomide maintenance therapy in these high-risk patients. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3 study (CLLM1; CLL Maintenance 1 of the German CLL Study Group), patients older than 18 years and diagnosed with immunophenotypically confirmed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with active disease, who responded to chemoimmunotherapy 2-5 months after completion of first-line therapy and who were assessed as having a high risk for an early progression with at least a partial response after four or more cycles of first-line chemoimmunotherapy, were eligible if they had high minimal residual disease levels or intermediate levels combined with an unmutated IGHV gene status or TP53 alterations...
September 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913957/autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-and-the-role-of-lenalidomide-in-patients-affected-by-poems-syndrome
#4
REVIEW
Francesco Autore, Idanna Innocenti, Marco Luigetti, Nicola Piccirillo, Federica Sora, Patrizia Chiusolo, Simona Sica, Andrea Bacigalupo, Luca Laurenti
POEMS syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic condition, with a poorly understood pathogenesis. High dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has been reported to be an effective therapeutic option for patients with good performance status. Here, we review the role of ASCT for POEMS syndrome and discuss indications together with advantages and disadvantages, and related issues such lenalidomide given before or after ASCT, VEGF levels as a marker of disease, and different regimens for stem cell mobilization...
September 15, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904172/fda-approval-summary-daratumumab-for-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-after-one-prior-therapy
#5
Vishal Bhatnagar, Nicole J Gormley, Lola Luo, Yuan Li Shen, Rajeshwari Sridhara, Sriram Subramaniam, Guoxiang Shen, Lian Ma, Stacy Shord, Kirsten B Goldberg, Ann T Farrell, Amy E McKee, Richard Pazdur
On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to daratumumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Approval was based on two randomized, open-label trials in which daratumumab was added to these backbone therapies. The MMY3003 trial demonstrated substantial improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) when daratumumab was added to lenalidomide and dexamethasone compared with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone...
September 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903429/lenalidomide-restores-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-multiple-myeloma-patients-via-deactivating-notch-signaling-pathway
#6
Juan Guo, Chengming Fei, Youshan Zhao, Sida Zhao, Qingqing Zheng, Jiying Su, Dong Wu, Xiao Li, Chunkang Chang
Multiple myeloma (MM) always presents osteolytic bone lesions, resulting from the abnormal osteoblastic and osteoclastic function in patients. MM patients exhibit the impairment of osteogenic differentiation of BMMSCs (bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells) and osteoblast deficiency. Effects of the drug, lenalidomide on the osteoblastic functions and the involved mechanisms remain unexplored. In the present study, it is observed that the osteogenic differentiation of BMMSCs from MM patients (MM-MSCs) is impaired and activation of Notch signaling pathway in MM-MSCs is abnormal...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894560/poems-syndrome-an-update
#7
REVIEW
Andrea Nozza
POEMS syndrome is a rare, chronic and disabling condition. The causes of this condition remain unknown; however, chronic overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines appears to be a major contributor. Early diagnosis is essential to start treatment before the clinical state of the patient becomes compromised. A complete evaluation of the disease at its onset is critical to the treatment decision. In localized disease, curative doses of radiation (50 Gy) is the recommended therapy. On the other hand, patients with disseminated disease should be given systemic therapy...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893618/lenalidomide-modulates-gene-expression-in-human-abc-dlbcl-cells-by-regulating-ikaros-interaction-with-an-intronic-control-region-of-spib
#8
Lauren A Solomon, Carolina R Batista, Rodney P DeKoter
Activated B cell diffuse large B cell lymphoma (ABC-DLBCL) has poor prognosis compared to other DLBCL types, and therefore represents a top priority for developing novel therapies. Lenalidomide, an immunomodulatory drug in trials for treatment of ABC-DLBCL, targets the transcription factor IKAROS for degradation by the Cereblon E3 ubiquitin ligase complex. In this study, we determined whether the gene encoding the transcription factor SPI-B is a target of IKAROS. Using cultured ABC-DLBCL cell lines, we found that high levels of SPI-B expression conferred resistance to lenalidomide...
September 8, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892086/allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-subsequent-treatments-as-a-comprehensive-strategy-for-long-term-survival-of-multiple-myeloma-patients
#9
V Montefusco, A Mussetti, F Rezzonico, F Maura, M Pennisi, C de Philippis, M Capecchi, P Corradini
We evaluated 71 patients treated with allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) for multiple myeloma (MM). Forty-three patients (61%) received allo-HCT after the first line of therapy. Fifty-eight patients (82%) had chemosensitive disease at the time of allo-HCT. A HLA-matched related or unrelated donor was available for 68 patients (96%). Non-myeloablative or reduced-intensity conditioning regimen and peripheral blood hematopoietic cells as a graft source were used in most patients. The cumulative incidence of grade II-IV acute GVHD at day +100 and chronic GVHD at 5 years was 13% (95% CI 7-23%) and 35% (95% CI 24-46), respectively...
September 11, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885719/post-transplant-consolidation-plus-lenalidomide-maintenance-vs-lenalidomide-maintenance-alone-in-multiple-myeloma-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Fatimah Al-Ani, Martha Louzada
BACKGROUND: In newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM), autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) remains the standard approach for transplant-eligible patients. To control the inevitable relapse, post-transplant consolidation/maintenance strategies are commonly used. However, the benefit of post-transplant consolidation is still uncertain. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of phase II/III studies to compare the efficacy of post-ASCT consolidation plus lenalidomide maintenance (CON+LEN) vs...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883264/treatment-algorithms-for-multiple-myeloma-in-japan
#11
Shuji Ozaki
Recent progress in the development of novel therapeutic agents has remarkably improved the treatment outcome for multiple myeloma (MM). Proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib, carfilzomib, and ixazomib; immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) such as thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide; the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor panobinostat; and the monoclonal antibody, elotuzumab, have all been approved in Japan, although only bortezomib and lenalidomide have been approved for initial therapy. Accordingly, the Japanese Society of Hematology has released updated treatment guidelines for MM...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883263/combination-therapy-with-monoclonal-antibodies-for-treatment-of-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
#12
Noriko Nishimura, Yasuhito Terui, Kiyohiko Hatake
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with new mechanisms of action are emerging as promising agents for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Of these, anti-CD38 antibodies and anti-signaling lymphocytic activation molecule F7 (SLAMF7) antibody have demonstrated efficacy for relapsed and refractory myeloma (RRMM). Two CD38-targeting antibodies, daratumumab and isatuximab had significant activity as single agents, whereas the SLAMF7-targeting antibody, elotuzumab, did not. Patients with RRMM treated with 16 mg/kg daratumumab achieved at least PR of 36% and 29% in two distinct phase 2 studies...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881793/lenalidomide-increases-human-dendritic-cell-maturation-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-targeting-monocyte-differentiation-and-modulating-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-inhibitory-properties
#13
Federica Costa, Rosanna Vescovini, Marina Bolzoni, Valentina Marchica, Paola Storti, Denise Toscani, Fabrizio Accardi, Laura Notarfranchi, Benedetta Dalla Palma, Cristina Manferdini, Sabrina Manni, Giannalisa Todaro, Gina Lisignoli, Francesco Piazza, Franco Aversa, Nicola Giuliani
The use of Lenalidomide (LEN), to reverse tumor-mediated immune suppression and amplify multiple myeloma-specific immunity is currently being explored. Particularly, LEN effects on dendritic cells (DCs) are still unclear. In this study, we investigated the potential effect of LEN on DC differentiation and activity. DCs were differentiated either from CD14(+) cells obtained from patients with multiple myeloma or from a human monocytic cell line. LEN, at the concentration range reached in vivo, significantly increased the median intensity expression of HLA-DR, CD86 and CD209 by DCs derived from both bone marrow and peripheral myeloma monocytes and enhanced the production of Interleukin-8, C-C motif chemokine ligand (CCL) 2, CCL5 and tumor necrosis factor-α...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881567/restoration-of-immune-surface-molecules-in-kaposi-sarcoma-associated-herpes-virus-infected-cells-by-lenalidomide-and-pomalidomide
#14
David A Davis, Suraj Mishra, Holda A Anagho, Ashley I Aisabor, Prabha Shrestha, Victoria Wang, Yuki Takamatsu, Kenji Maeda, Hiroaki Mitsuya, Jerome B Zeldis, Robert Yarchoan
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the cause of several tumors, including Kaposi sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Most viruses have evolved means of escaping immune recognition. KSHV downregulates MHC-I expression during lytic infection, and expression of ICAM-1 and B7-2 (CD86) during latent infection, allowing evasion of T cell and natural killer immunity respectively. These effects are largely mediated by two KSHV-encoded proteins, K3 and K5. We show here that lenalidomide (Len) and pomalidomide (Pom) prevent down-regulation of MHC-I during lytic activation, and restore ICAM-1 and B7-2 surface expression in latently infected PEL cells...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879716/concomitant-occurrence-of-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-and-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-after-lenalidomide-treatment-for
#15
Nicola S Fracchiolla, Alessanda Iurlo, Valeria Ferla, Bruno Fattizzo, Alessandra Freyrie, Gianluigi Reda, Agostino Cortelezzi
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes with chromosome 5 long arm deletion (5q-mds) may benefit from lenalidomide treatment. However, unresponsive patients have a high risk for clonal evolution and progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Case: We describe a 5q-patient treated with lenalidomide, who concomitantly developed acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, a rare and highly aggressive lymphoma. CONCLUSIONS: Evolution of 5q- syndrome to acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm may have occurred through various mechanisms, including persistence of neoplastic lenalidomide-resistant stem cells and selection of a more aggressive clone via lenalidomide augmentation of the ARPC1B gene, or because of lenalidomide stimulation on dendritic cells...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874597/risk-of-febrile-neutropenia-associated-with-select-myelosuppressive-chemotherapy-regimens-in-a-large-community-based-oncology-practice
#16
Yanli Li, Leila Family, Su-Jau Yang, Zandra Klippel, John H Page, Chun Chao
Background: NCCN has classified commonly used chemotherapy regimens into high (>20%), intermediate (10%-20%), or low (<10%) febrile neutropenia (FN) risk categories based primarily on clinical trial evidence. Many chemotherapy regimens, however, remain unclassified by NCCN or lack FN incidence data in real-world clinical practice. Patients and Methods: We evaluated incidence proportions of FN and grade 4 and 3/4 neutropenia during the first chemotherapy course among patients from Kaiser Permanente Southern California who received selected chemotherapy regimens without well-established FN risk...
September 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#17
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863804/investigation-of-a-gene-signature-to-predict-response-to-immunomodulatory-derivatives-for-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-an-exploratory-retrospective-study-using-microarray-datasets-from-prospective-clinical-trials
#18
Manisha Bhutani, Qing Zhang, Reed Friend, Peter M Voorhees, Lawrence J Druhan, Bart Barlogie, Pieter Sonneveld, Gareth J Morgan, James T Symanowski, Belinda R Avalos, Edward A Copelan, Saad Z Usmani
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory derivatives (IMiDs), along with proteasome inhibitors, are key components of treatment regimens for multiple myeloma. Nonetheless, outcomes vary among treated individuals. Drug-specific gene-expression profile (GEP) signatures that aid the prediction of favourable and unfavourable outcomes can provide patients with the most effective therapy for their individual disease. We aimed to develop and validate a gene expression signature to suggest which patients would benefit most from IMiD-based therapies...
September 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860887/new-developments-in-the-management-of-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-the-role-of-ixazomib
#19
REVIEW
Paul G Richardson, Shaji Kumar, Jacob P Laubach, Claudia Paba-Prada, Neeraj Gupta, Deborah Berg, Helgi van de Velde, Philippe Moreau
Ixazomib is the first oral proteasome inhibitor to be approved, in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Approval was on the basis of results from the phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled TOURMALINE-MM1 study, which demonstrated a 35% improvement in progression-free survival with the all-oral combination of ixazomib plus lenalidomide-dexamethasone versus lenalidomide-dexamethasone alone (median: 20...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860442/-effective-bird-therapy-after-the-addition-of-clarithromycin-for-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-resistant-multiple-myeloma-ineligible-for-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
Shogo Miura, Hiroyuki Kuroda, Michiko Yamada, Ken Sato, Saki Ameda, Hiroya Sakano, Takanori Shibata, Naoki Uemura, Tomoyuki Abe, Shigeyuki Fujii, Masahiro Maeda, Masayoshi Kobune, Junji Kato
BiRd combination therapy, which comprises clarithromycin(CAM: Biaxin®), lenalidomide(LEN: Revlimid®), and dexamethasone( DEX), is a highly effective treatment for newly diagnosed symptomatic multiple myeloma(MM). However, its efficacy against recurrent myeloma refractory to LEN and DEX combination therapy(Rd therapy)remains unclear. In this study, we retrospectively analyzed the data of 7 patients(4 men and 3 women, median age of 76 years)with MM, who had clarithromycin added to their Rd regimen. In all patients, the starting dose of clarithromycin was 400 mg daily and the median number of prior therapies was 3(range, 1-4)...
August 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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