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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937430/cutaneous-richter-syndrome-mimicking-primary-cutaneous-cd4-positive-small-medium-t-cell-lymphoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Miguel Rito, José Cabeçadas, Joaninha Costa Rosa, Mariana Cravo, Alistair Robson
Richter syndrome represents the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma into an aggressive large B-cell lymphoma. Skin involvement is exceptionally rare, with <20 cases reported and its presence as the first presentation of CLL/small lymphocytic lymphoma, as an isolated skin lesion has never been described. Primary cutaneous CD4-positive small/medium T-cell lymphoma (CD4 PCSM-TCL) characteristically presents with a dense dermal infiltrate consisting primarily of small-/medium-sized pleomorphic T-cells and less than 30% large pleomorphic cells...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916317/presence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-hhv-8-dna-sequences-in-patients-with-lymphoproliferative-diseases-and-chronic-blood-disorders
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Hossein Keyvani, Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Maryam Esghaei, Farah Bokharaei Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari
OBJECTIVE: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), but it has also been associated with different hematologic malignancies, including plasmablastic lymphoma, Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and various atypical lymphoproliferative disorders. Patients with underlying lymphoproliferative diseases and chronic blood disorders who become infected with this virus are at risk for human malignancies. This small study reported the frequency of human herpesvirus -8 in 81 Iranian patients with lymphoproliferative disorders for estimation of possible factors affecting malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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
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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/28891366/efficacy-and-safety-of-b-cell-receptor-signaling-pathway-inhibitors-in-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Anna Puła, Konrad Stawiski, Marcin Braun, Elżbieta Iskierka-Jażdżewska, Tadeusz Robak
Ibrutinib and idelalisib, B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway inhibitors, have been recently approved for use against relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). To assess the efficacy and safety of BCR pathway inhibitors in relapsed/refractory CLL, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of five randomized controlled trials (1866 patients). Our study demonstrated that BCR pathway inhibitors significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS; pooled HR = 0.24; 95% CI: 0.19-0...
September 11, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882083/regulation-of-mapk-signaling-and-implications-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
Ashima Shukla, Vipul Shukla, Shantaram S Joshi
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a heterogeneous B cell malignancy that still remains incurable. Recent studies have highlighted cellular and non-cellular components of the tissue microenvironment in CLL that help nurture the growth of leukemic cells by providing the necessary stimuli for their proliferation and survival. The diverse stimuli in the specialized tissue microenvironment of CLL lead to constitutive activation of several signaling pathways that includes B cell receptor signaling and the associated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling...
September 7, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864095/minimal-residual-disease-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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REVIEW
José Antonio García Vela, José Antonio García Marco
Minimal residual disease (MRD) assessment is an important endpoint in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). It is highly predictive of prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival and could be considered a surrogate for PFS in the context of chemoimmunotherapy based treatment. Evaluation of MRD level by flow cytometry or molecular techniques in the era of the new BCR and Bcl-2 targeted inhibitors could identify the most cost-effective and durable treatment sequencing. A therapeutic approach guided by the level of MRD might also determine which patients would benefit from an early stop or consolidation therapy...
August 29, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851760/tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-novel-targeted-agents
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Bruce D Cheson, Sari Heitner Enschede, Elisa Cerri, Monali Desai, Jalaja Potluri, Nicole Lamanna, Constantine Tam
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication associated with the treatment of some cancers. If left untreated, TLS may result in acute renal failure, cardiac dysrhythmia, neurologic complications, seizures, or death. Tumor lysis syndrome is most commonly observed in patients with hematologic malignancies with a high proliferation rate undergoing treatment with very effective therapies. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), historically, TLS has been observed less often, owing to a low proliferation rate and slow response to chemotherapy...
August 29, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837797/ocular-adnexal-lymphoma-dissimilar-to-systemic-lymphoma
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Tal J Rubinstein, Hassan A Aziz, Claudine Bellerive, Bryan S Sires, Andrew W Hing, Gabriel Habermehl, Eric Hsi, Arun D Singh
Ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) and intraocular lymphoma, whether occurring simultaneously or sequentially, are often similar to associated systemic lymphoma. We describe 4 cases of OAL or intraocular lymphoma with dissimilar systemic lymphoma. Two of the cases represent Richter transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small cell lymphoma (CLL/SLL) into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The third patient developed conjunctival extranodal marginal zone lymphoma (EMZL) following treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma...
August 21, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826693/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-narrative-review
#9
REVIEW
Anthony R Mato, Meghan C Thompson, Chadi Nabhan, Jakub Svoboda, Stephen J Schuster
The treatment landscape for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is changing rapidly. Novel targeted agents such as ibrutinib, venetoclax, and idelalisib have had a significant effect on first-line, relapsed/refractory, and high-risk disease. Despite these advances, there are continuous needs for new treatment options, especially for patients in whom these novel therapies fail or those who cannot tolerate these novel therapies. In 2011, Porter et al reported the first successful use of autologous chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CARTs) directed against cluster of differentiation (CD)19 in 3 refractory CLL patients...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803824/the-clinical-spectrum-of-hepatic-manifestations-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Natalia Kreiniz, Ofrat Beyar Katz, Aaron Polliack, Tamar Tadmor
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in the Western world, characterized by the presence of long-lived circulating leukemic cells in the peripheral blood that may infiltrate all organs, particularly those of the reticulo-endothelial system. Liver enlargement and elevation of liver enzymes related to specific involvement by the underlying disease are well-recognized features in these patients. In CLL, the differential diagnosis of liver disorders is broad and includes liver infiltration by leukemic cells, immunologic manifestations associated with CLL, primary and secondary hepatic malignancies, drug-induced hepatotoxicity, infections, and Richter transformation...
July 23, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797620/extended-follow-up-of-patients-treated-with-bendamustine-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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Mara Penne, Maryam Sarraf Yazdy, Kruti Sheth Nair, Bruce D Cheson
INTRODUCTION: Bendamustine, typically in combination with rituximab, is an effective treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite its acceptable short-term toxicity profile, long-term toxicities are less well established. This study investigated the long-term adverse effects of bendamustine and responses to subsequent treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Charts of 194 patients were retrospectively reviewed; 54% had received prior treatment (76% attained complete response [CR] or partial response [PR])...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796569/cost-effectiveness-of-kinase-inhibitors-for-hematologic-malignancies-a-systematic-and-critical-review
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Monia Marchetti
Several genetic disruptions lead to constitutive activation of those kinases leukemic cells depend on for survival and proliferation. Kinase inhibitors (KI) are major therapeutic innovations for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) and myelofibrosis (MF) providing a relevant improvement of quality-adjusted survival in patients with high-risk or refractory disease. CML patients are being treated with first-generation KI imatinib since many years, achieving expected survivals longer than 10 years...
August 21, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791187/ibrutinib-treatment-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma-relapsing-at-central-nervous-system-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Donato Mannina, Barbara Loteta
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) accounts for about 5% of all lymphomas. Its clinical and histological features are heterogeneous. After a frequently good initial response, the disease generally and repeatedly relapses and finally the outcome is poor. Particularly severe is the prognosis of the rare occurrence of CNSi (Central Nervous System involvement). Ibrutinib, an oral inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK), has shown strong activity in relapsing patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and MCL. Few reports are available about treatment with ibrutinib of patients presenting CNSi by lymphoproliferative diseases (LPD)...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755313/targeting-b-cell-signaling-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Jon E Arnason, Jennifer R Brown
In recent years, a revolution in the management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has centered on the targeting of the B cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway. Our improved understanding of the biology of cell signaling in CLL and the development of oral kinase inhibitors directed at the BCR pathway has led to the approval of two new agents and has the potential to radically change the treatment of CLL in both the relapsed/refractory and upfront settings. In this review, we will describe the underlying biology of the BCR signaling pathway...
September 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750119/minimal-residual-disease-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-the-era-of-novel-agents-a-review
#15
Meghan Thompson, Danielle Brander, Chadi Nabhan, Anthony Mato
Importance: The landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treatment has changed considerably since the first reported assessment of minimal residual disease (MRD) by flow cytometry in 1992. Chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) combinations have become the standard of care for most patients, and novel targeted agents are rapidly being incorporated into the front-line and relapsed settings. Minimal residual disease status has been shown to be a predictor of both progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) at the time of response assessment following CIT, but less is known about the relationship between MRD and outcomes after novel oral therapeutics...
July 27, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730684/chest-wall-lymphomas-fine-needle-aspiration-cytodiagnosis-and-review-of-the-literature
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D K Das, S K Pathan, S K M Al-Waheeb, A E Ali, M Joneja, M G Al-Kanderi, B John, M K Mallik
OBJECTIVE: Compared to other chest wall malignancies, lymphoma is a common disease. However, published literature on a series of lymphoma cases involving the chest wall is scarce. The aim of the present study, was to describe experience with chest wall swellings diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. METHODS: Eleven chest wall swellings were diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on FNA over a period of 15 years (January 2000-December 2014)...
July 21, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724540/targeting-bcl-2-in-b-cell-lymphomas
#17
REVIEW
Matthew S Davids
The B-cell leukemia/lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) family of proteins governs the intrinsic pathway of mitochondrial apoptosis. Dysregulation of BCL-2 has long been known to be a crucial part of the pathophysiology of B-cell lymphomas; however, several early attempts to target this pathway therapeutically were unsuccessful because of toxicity, lack of efficacy, or both. Recently, a highly potent and selective oral BCL-2 antagonist, venetoclax, was approved in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, where it has proven to be highly active, even in patients with high-risk del(17p) disease...
August 31, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703283/wnt-signaling-pathways-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-b-cell-lymphomas
#18
REVIEW
Pavlína Janovská, Vítězslav Bryja
In this review, we discuss the intricate roles of the WNT signaling network in the development and progression of mature B cell-derived hematological malignancies, with a focus on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and related B cell lymphomas. We review the current literature and highlight the differences between the β-catenin-dependent and independent branches of WNT signaling. Special attention is paid to the role of the non-canonical WNT/Planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway, mediated by the WNT5-ROR1-Dishevelled (DVL) signaling axis in CLL...
July 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700250/false-negative-toxoplasma-serology-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-with-pcr-positive-ocular-toxoplasmosis
#19
Rehan Rajput, Alastair K Denniston, Philip I Murray
PURPOSE: The authors report a case of a 60-year-old Caucasian male with a background of treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) with secondary hypogammaglobulinaemia present with toxoplasma chorioretinitis and negative serum toxoplasma serology on presentation and on subsequent reactivation. METHODS: Retrospective case notes review with fundal photographs. RESULTS: In this case, on initial presentation and on recurrence, the patient's serum anti-Toxoplasma IgG remained negative...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670499/wnt-signaling-pathway-protein-lef1-in-cancer-as-a-biomarker-for-prognosis-and-a-target-for-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Larion Santiago, Garrett Daniels, Dongwen Wang, Fang-Ming Deng, Peng Lee
Transcription factors are regulatory proteins that either activate or repress the transcription of genes via binding to DNA regulatory sequences and regulating recruitment of transcriptional complexes. Lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (LEF1), a member of the T-cell Factor (TCF)/LEF1 family of high-mobility group transcription factors, is a downstream mediator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, but can also modulate gene transcription independently. LEF1 is essential in stem cell maintenance and organ development, especially in its role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by activating the transcription of hallmark EMT effectors including N-Cadherin, Vimentin, and Snail...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
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