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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708333/conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitors-to-mtor-inhibitors-as-primary-immunosuppressive-drugs-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation
#1
Alfred Asante-Korang, Jennifer Carapellucci, Diane Krasnopero, Abigail Doyle, Brian Brown, Ernest Amankwah
There are only a few reports of successful use of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTORI) as primary immunosuppression in pediatric heart transplantation. Compared to calcineurin inhibitors, mTORI have less side effects, especially nephrotoxicity, infections and malignancies. A retrospective study was conducted at our institution of all 170 heart transplants from 1995-2015. Nineteen patients were switched from tacrolimus(n=15) or cyclosporin(n=4) to everolimus(n=4) or sirolimus(n=15) due to nephrotoxicity(n=5), malignancy(n=8), EBV viremia/reactive plasmacytic changes(n=5) and immune hemolytic anemia(n=1)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703284/brentuximab-vedotin-in-cd30-cutaneous-lymphoma-how-do-we-treat-how-shall-we-treat-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
R Stranzenbach, E Dippel, M Schlaak, R Stadler
Brentuximab vedotin is an antibody-drug conjugate that brings the antimicrotubule agent monomethyl auristatin E into CD30-expressing cells. Some prior studies could demonstrate good efficacy in cutaneous lymphomas. The standard therapeutic scheme is 1.8mg/kg every 3 weeks. Background of this work is the fact that cutaneous lymphoma has a different pathophysiology, and a dynamic other than systemic lymphoma. The objectives of this review were to get an overview of the currently used therapeutic regimen, and to check whether dose reduction or modified time intervals could benefit in a similar activity with less toxicity...
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701859/advances-in-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-with-an-emphasis-on-targeted-therapies-and-transplantation-strategies
#3
Theodoros Karantanos, Ioannis Politikos, Vassiliki A Boussiotis
Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) is highly curable with first-line therapy. However, a minority of patients present with refractory disease or experience relapse after completion of frontline treatment. These patients are treated with salvage chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), which remains the standard of care with curative potential for refractory or relapsed HL. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of such patients will progress after ASCT, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation remains the only curative approach in that setting...
2017: Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665214/the-evolving-role-of-targeted-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-hodgkin-lymphoma
#4
Dennis A Eichenauer, Andreas Engert
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a B-cell-derived malignancy mostly affecting young adults. More than 80% of patients are cured after stage-adapted first-line treatment with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. About 50% of patients with disease recurrence achieve long-term remission with second-line treatment consisting of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. However, HL treatment is often associated with acute toxicity and in part life-threatening late effects. Implementing targeted drugs may reduce toxicity and potentially further optimize efficacy...
July 10, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649848/mogamulizumab-for-the-treatment-of-t-cell-lymphoma
#5
Shinichi Makita, Kensei Tobinai
T-cell lymphoma is a relatively rare hematologic malignancy that accounts for 10-20% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Treatment strategies for T-cell lymphomas are different from that for B-cell lymphomas and have poor prognoses. Among various subtypes of T-cell lymphomas, adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) has the worst prognosis. To achieve further improvement in the treatment outcome of T-cell lymphomas, several novel agents such as brentuximab vedotin, lenalidomide, romidepsin, and pralatrexate are actively being studied...
July 3, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646408/a-mechanism-based-pk-pd-model-for-hematological-toxicities-induced-by-antibody-drug-conjugates
#6
Sihem Ait-Oudhia, Weiyan Zhang, Donald E Mager
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are complex drug platforms composed of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) conjugated to potent cytotoxic drugs (payloads) via chemical linkers, enabling selective payload delivery to neoplastic cells, resulting in improved efficacy and reduced toxicity. Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®, SGN-35) and adotrastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla®, T-DM1) are the two FDA-approved and commercially available ADCs, and both drugs exhibit ADC-related thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. A pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model for ADCs was developed to identify the analyte from each ADC that is most associated with the observed hematopoietic toxicities and to determine the role of the apparent in vivo payload release rate on the severity of thrombocytopenia and neutropenia...
June 23, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640385/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-consolidation-with-brentuximab-vedotin-for-high-risk-hodgkin-lymphoma-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Lucy Hui, Gottfried von Keudell, Rong Wang, Amer M Zeidan, Steven D Gore, Xiaomei Ma, Amy J Davidoff, Scott F Huntington
BACKGROUND: In a recent randomized, placebo-controlled trial, consolidation treatment with brentuximab vedotin (BV) decreased the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) progression after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). However, the impact of BV consolidation on overall survival, quality of life, and health care costs remain unclear. METHODS: A Markov decision-analytic model was constructed to measure the costs and clinical outcomes for BV consolidation therapy compared with active surveillance in a cohort of patients aged 33 years who were at risk for HL relapse after ASCT...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638848/cytomegalovirus-infection-with-retinitis-after-brentuximab-vedotin-treatment-for-cd30-lymphoma
#8
Jean-Jacques Tudesq, Laure Vincent, Julie Lebrun, Yosr Hicheri, Ludovic Gabellier, Timothé Busetto, Corinne Merle, Nathalie Fegueux, Patrice Ceballos, Philippe Quittet, Robert Navarro, Dominique Hillaire-Buys, Guillaume Cartron
Brentuximab vedotin is an antibody-conjugated chemotherapy targeting CD30 indicated in treatment of several lymphomas. We report the first 3 cases of cytomegalovirus severe infections with retinitis following this treatment. Evolution was favorable, but relapse occurred after treatment rechallenge. We suggest vigilance about cytomegalovirus in patients treated with brentuximab vedotin.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634100/anaphylactic-shock-due-to-brentuximab-vendotin-confirmed-by-skin-test-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-tests
#9
Blanca Noguerado-Mellado, Patricia Rojas-Pérez-Ezquerra, Mercedes Sáenz de Santa María García, Gabriela Rodriguez-Macías, Pilar Tornero, Borja Bartolomé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632694/multiorgan-involvement-of-chemotherapy-induced-sarcoidosis-mimicking-progression-of-lymphoma-on-fdg-pet-ct
#10
Prateek Sanan, Yang Lu
A 35-year-old woman with biopsy-proven recurrent Hodgkin lymphoma in the neck lymph nodes received salvage chemotherapy of brentuximab/insulin growth factor-methotrexate. Although the patient continued doing well clinically with no constitutional symptoms or significant laboratory abnormalities following the second recurrence, subsequent FDG PET CT examinations over the next 2 years revealed multiple new FDG-avid foci including lymph nodes above/below the diaphragm, liver, spleen, lungs, and bone. An alternate diagnosis of chemotherapy-induced sarcoidosis was suggested and confirmed on both bone marrow and right inguinal node biopsy...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631737/haematological-cancer-brentuximab-vedotin-a-new-standard-for-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#11
David Killock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622960/treatment-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-in-community-settings
#12
Tatyana Feldman, Charles M Farber, Kelly Choi, Claudio Faria, Andre Goy, Jacqueline Connors, Dhakshila Paramanathan, Sukhi Kaur, Eric Schultz, Michael McGuire, Stuart L Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) represent a rare and heterogeneous group of malignancies that do not have consensus treatment recommendations. Strategies extrapolated from B-cell lymphoma have met with limited efficacy, although T-cell-specific salvage therapies have been recently developed. METHODS: To determine treatment patterns and associated outcomes in PTCL not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS), anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma (ALCL), and angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a retrospective analysis was undertaken at a large US community oncology network among patients treated between January 2010 and April 2015...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600132/brentuximab-vedotin-or-physician-s-choice-in-cd30-positive-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-alcanza-an-international-open-label-randomised-phase-3-multicentre-trial
#13
H Miles Prince, Youn H Kim, Steven M Horwitz, Reinhard Dummer, Julia Scarisbrick, Pietro Quaglino, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Pascal Wolter, Jose A Sanches, Pablo L Ortiz-Romero, Oleg E Akilov, Larisa Geskin, Judith Trotman, Kerry Taylor, Stephane Dalle, Michael Weichenthal, Jan Walewski, David Fisher, Brigitte Dréno, Rudolf Stadler, Tatyana Feldman, Timothy M Kuzel, Yinghui Wang, Maria Corinna Palanca-Wessels, Erin Zagadailov, William L Trepicchio, Wenwen Zhang, Hui-Min Lin, Yi Liu, Dirk Huebner, Meredith Little, Sean Whittaker, Madeleine Duvic
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are rare, generally incurable, and associated with reduced quality of life. Present systemic therapies rarely provide reliable and durable responses. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of brentuximab vedotin versus conventional therapy for previously treated patients with CD30-positive cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. METHODS: In this international, open-label, randomised, phase 3, multicentre trial, we enrolled adult patients with CD30-positive mycosis fungoides or primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma who had been previously treated...
June 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596034/breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-the-uk-experience-recommendations-on-its-management-and-implications-for-informed-consent
#14
L Johnson, J M O'Donoghue, N McLean, P Turton, A A Khan, S D Turner, A Lennard, N Collis, M Butterworth, G Gui, J Bristol, J Hurren, S Smith, K Grover, G Spyrou, K Krupa, I A Azmy, I E Young, J J Staiano, H Khalil, F A MacNeill
BACKGROUND: Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising in the capsule of breast implants. BIA-ALCL presents as a recurrent effusion and/or mass. Tumours exhibit CD30 expression and are negative for Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK). We report the multi-disciplinary management of the UK series and how the stage of disease may be used to stratify treatment. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 23 cases of BIA-ALCL were diagnosed in 15 regional centres throughout the UK...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592744/treatment-advances-and-prognosis-for-patients-with-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
#15
Hiroo Katsuya, Kenji Ishitsuka
A classification for adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) based on clinical features was proposed in 1991: acute, lymphoma, chronic, and smoldering types, and their median survival times (MSTs) were reported to be 6.2, 10.2, 24.3 months, and not reached, respectively. Several new therapies for ATL have since been developed, i.e. dose-intensity multi-agent chemotherapies, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), monoclonal antibodies, and anti-viral therapy. The monoclonal antibody to CCR4, mogamulizumab, clearly improved response rates in patients with treatment-naïve and relapsed aggressive ATL, and has the potential to provide a survival advantage...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586309/italian-real-life-experience-with-brentuximab-vedotin-results-of-a-large-observational-study-on-234-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#16
Cinzia Pellegrini, Alessandro Broccoli, Alessandro Pulsoni, Luigi Rigacci, Caterina Patti, Guido Gini, Donato Mannina, Monica Tani, Chiara Rusconi, Alessandra Romano, Anna Vanazzi, Barbara Botto, Armando Santoro, Stefan Hoaus, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Pellegrino Musto, Patrizio Mazza, Stefano Molica, Paolo Corradini, Angelo Fama, Francesco Gaudio, Michele Merli, Fioravante Ronconi, Giuseppe Gritti, Daniele Vallisa, Patrizia Tosi, Anna Marina Liberati, Antonello Pinto, Vincenzo Pavone, Filippo Gherlinzoni, Maria Paola Bianchi, Stefano Volpetti, Livio Trentin, Maria Cecilia Goldaniga, Maurizio Bonfichi, Amalia De Renzo, Corrado Schiavotto, Michele Spina, Angelo Michele Carella, Vittorio Stefoni, Lisa Argnani, Pier Luigi Zinzani
A large Italian multicenter observational retrospective study was conducted on the use of brentuximab vedotin (BV) for patients with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) to check if clinical trial results are confirmed even in a real life context. 234 CD30+ HL patients were enrolled. Best response was observed after a median of 4 cycles in 140 patients (59.8%): 74 (31.6%) patients obtained a complete response (CR) and 66 (28.2%) achieved a partial response (PR); overall response rate at the end of the treatment was 48...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583265/use-of-the-basophil-activation-test-in-monitoring-clinical-tolerance-after-desensitization-to-brentuximab-vedotin
#17
Raquel de la Varga Martínez, Diego Gutiérrez Fernández, Gustavo A Áñez, Antonio Foncubierta Fernández, José A Andrés García, Fermín Medina Varo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583027/brentuximab-vedotin-consolidation-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients-at-risk-of-residual-disease-number-needed-to-treat
#18
Ashish Gautam, Yanyan Zhu, Esprit Ma, Shih-Yuan Lee, Erin Zagadailov, Jeremy Teasell, Akshara Richhariya, Vijayveer Bonthapally, Dirk Huebner
The number needed to treat (NNT) with brentuximab vedotin consolidation therapy post-autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) versus placebo in the phase 3 AETHERA trial to avoid one additional event of disease progression/death was evaluated. AETHERA included 329 Hodgkin lymphoma patients at increased risk of progression post-ASCT who received brentuximab vedotin 1.8 mg/kg (n = 165) or placebo (n = 164) on day 1 of each 21-d cycle (up to 16 cycles). Over 60 months, the NNT with brentuximab vedotin ranged from 4...
June 5, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540671/multidisciplinary-management-of-mycosis-fungoides-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Sara Berg, Jennifer Villasenor-Park, Paul Haun, Ellen J Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diagnosis and management of mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome (MF/SS) require accurate clinicopathological correlation and a multidisciplinary approach. We reviewed major advances in the field regarding diagnostic and prognostic tools as well as skin-directed therapies (SDTs) and systemic agents for MF/SS published in the past 2 years. RECENT FINDINGS: Improved technology (T-cell receptor high-throughput sequencing) and increased multicenter collaboration (Cutaneous Lymphoma International Consortium) have led to diagnostic/prognostic advances...
June 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515253/strategies-for-management-of-relapsed-or-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma
#20
Leo I Gordon
The advent of effective therapies has improved outcomes for those with newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), with a resulting cure rate of at least 80%. However, with limited data on therapeutic options in the setting of advanced disease, individualized treatment is recommended, and potential long-term effects of therapy remain a key consideration. At the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference, Dr. Leo I. Gordon explored strategies for systemic therapy in the relapsed or refractory setting, focusing primarily on the standard of high-dose therapy/autologous stem cell rescue, the CD30-targeted antibody drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin, and checkpoint inhibition...
May 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
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