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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235161/management-of-actinic-keratosis-at-specific-body-sites-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-carcinoma-lesions-expert-consensus-from-the-akteam%C3%A2-of-expert-clinicians
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M A Richard, J M Amici, N Basset-Seguin, J P Claudel, B Cribier, B Dreno
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AK) arise on sun-exposed regions of the skin. If left untreated, AK may progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), although the rate of progression is low. A practical treatment algorithm for the treatment of AK in standard situations has been published by the AKTeam™ expert panel. However, management of particular situations of AK with increasing/higher carcinoma risk or AK progressing into carcinomas with increased aggressiveness due to their anatomical location (risky areas), or in patients with an increased risk of SCC requires further discussion...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234922/pharmacokinetically-targeted-dosed-everolimus-maintenance-therapy-in-lymphoma-patients
#2
L K Schoch, A Asiama, M Zahurak, S Shanbhag, J Hurtt, K Sawyer, L J Swinnen, N Wagner-Johnston, R J Jones, R F Ambinder, Douglas E Gladstone
BACKGROUND: Everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, is active in refractory lymphomas. However, toxicity with flat dosing limits its usage. Speculatively, pharmacokinetically-targeted dosing could improve tolerability. Therefore, we studied serum-trough dosing with rituximab as maintenance after high-dose cyclophosphamide (HDC) consolidation in lymphoma patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: After HDC, everolimus was dosed to serum trough levels (goal 3-15 ng/mL), with quarterly rituximab infusions for 1 year while maintaining < grade II non-hematologic and < grade III hematologic toxicities...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234595/ibrutinib-as-a-bridge-to-transplant-in-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Arcari Annalisa, Bassi Simona, Pochintesta Lara, Trabacchi Elena, Moroni Carlo Filippo, Rossi Angela, Zanlari Luca, Vallisa Daniele
The treatment landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been challenged by the advent of novel classes of drugs, such as B-cell receptor (BCR)-inhibitors and BCL-2 antagonists. In selected high-risk patients, the choice to start allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) or continue these agents is a matter of debate. Furthermore, published data about the impact on the feasibility of alloHCT and the optimal timing of administration are limited. Here we present a case of relapsed TP53 mutated CLL treated with ibrutinib as a bridge to alloHCT, discussing risks and benefits of different treatment options in a "real life" situation...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234590/an-integrative-analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-osteosarcoma
#4
Jie Xu, Deng Li, Zhiqing Cai, Yingbin Zhang, Yulin Huang, Baohua Su, Ruofan Ma
Background: The study aimed to analyze aberrantly methylated genes, relevant pathways and transcription factors (TFs) in osteosarcoma (OS) development. Methods: Based on the DNA methylation microarray data GSE36002 that were downloaded from GEO database, the differentially methylated genes in promoter regions were identified between OS and normal samples. Pathway and function enrichment analyses of differentially methylated genes was performed. Subsequently, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was constructed, followed by identification of cancer-associated differentially methylated genes and significant differentially methylated TFs...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228680/long-noncoding-rna-miat-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-mmp9-activation
#5
I-Lu Lai, Chin-An Yang, Pei-Chin Lin, Wen-Ling Chan, Ya-Ting Lee, Ju-Chen Yen, Ya-Sian Chang, Jan-Gowth Chang
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. Myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT), originally isolated as a candidate gene for myocardial infarction, has been found to act as an oncogene in chronic lymphocytic leukaemias and neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC); however, little is known about its expression pattern, biological function, and underlying mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we observed that MIAT expression was upregulated in NSCLC, and its overexpression was associated with advanced tumor stage...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228628/drug-sensitivity-profiling-identifies-potential-therapies-for-lymphoproliferative-disorders-with-overactive-jak-stat3-signaling
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Heikki Kuusanmäki, Olli Dufva, Elina Parri, Arjan J van Adrichem, Hanna Rajala, Muntasir M Majumder, Bhagwan Yadav, Alun Parsons, Wing C Chan, Krister Wennerberg, Satu Mustjoki, Caroline A Heckman
Constitutive JAK/STAT3 signaling contributes to disease progression in many lymphoproliferative disorders. Recent genetic analyses have revealed gain-of-function STAT3 mutations in lymphoid cancers leading to hyperactivation of STAT3, which may represent a potential therapeutic target. Using a functional reporter assay, we screened 306 compounds with selective activity against various target molecules to identify drugs capable of inhibiting the cellular activity of STAT3. Top hits were further validated with additional models including STAT3-mutated natural killer (NK)-cell leukemia/lymphoma cell lines and primary large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia cells to assess their ability to inhibit STAT3 phosphorylation and STAT3 dependent cell viability...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227304/cell-based-immunotherapy-in-gynecologic-malignancies
#7
Bruce Schaar, Venkatesh Krishnan, Supreeti Tallapragada, Oliver Dorigo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of the principles, safety and efficacy of adoptive cell therapy (ACT) in solid tumors particularly in gynecological cancers. RECENT FINDINGS: Efforts to target solid tumors using tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and genetically modified T cells have shown promising efficacy in some patients. Two food and drug administration approvals for the treatment of leukemia are the first gene therapies available for cancer treatment in the United States...
December 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227286/drug-perturbation-based-stratification-of-blood-cancer
#8
Sascha Dietrich, Małgorzata Oleś, Junyan Lu, Leopold Sellner, Simon Anders, Britta Velten, Bian Wu, Jennifer Hüllein, Michelle da Silva Liberio, Tatjana Walther, Lena Wagner, Sophie Rabe, Sonja Ghidelli-Disse, Marcus Bantscheff, Andrzej K Oleś, Mikołaj Słabicki, Andreas Mock, Christopher C Oakes, Shihui Wang, Sina Oppermann, Marina Lukas, Vladislav Kim, Martin Sill, Axel Benner, Anna Jauch, Lesley Ann Sutton, Emma Young, Richard Rosenquist, Xiyang Liu, Alexander Jethwa, Kwang Seok Lee, Joe Lewis, Kerstin Putzker, Christoph Lutz, Davide Rossi, Andriy Mokhir, Thomas Oellerich, Katja Zirlik, Marco Herling, Florence Nguyen-Khac, Christoph Plass, Emma Andersson, Satu Mustjoki, Christof von Kalle, Anthony D Ho, Manfred Hensel, Jan Dürig, Ingo Ringshausen, Marc Zapatka, Wolfgang Huber, Thorsten Zenz
As new generations of targeted therapies emerge and tumor genome sequencing discovers increasingly comprehensive mutation repertoires, the functional relationships of mutations to tumor phenotypes remain largely unknown. Here, we measured ex vivo sensitivity of 246 blood cancers to 63 drugs alongside genome, transcriptome, and DNA methylome analysis to understand determinants of drug response. We assembled a primary blood cancer cell encyclopedia data set that revealed disease-specific sensitivities for each cancer...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226497/similar-outcome-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-after-myeloablative-and-sequential-conditioning-regimen-in-patients-with-refractory-or-relapsed-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-study-from-the-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-francophone-de-greffe-de-moelle-et-de-th%C3%A3-rapie-cellulaire
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Justine Decroocq, Raphaël Itzykson, Stéphane Vigouroux, Mauricette Michallet, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Anne Huynh, Florence Beckerich, Felipe Suarez, Patrice Chevallier, Stéphanie Nguyen-Quoc, Marie-Pierre Ledoux, Laurence Clement, Yosr Hicheri, Gaëlle Guillerm, Jérôme Cornillon, Nathalie Contentin, Martin Carre, Natacha Maillard, Mélanie Mercier, Mohamad Mohty, Yves Beguin, Jean-Henri Bourhis, Amandine Charbonnier, Charles Dauriac, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Didier Blaise, Eric Deconinck, Charlotte Jubert, Nicole Raus, Regis Peffault de Latour, Nathalie Dhedin
Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in relapse or refractory to induction therapy have a dismal prognosis. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative option. In these patients, we aimed to compare the results of a myeloablative transplant versus a sequential approach consisting in a cytoreductive chemotherapy followed by a reduced intensity conditioning regimen and prophylactic donor lymphocytes infusions. We retrospectively analyzed 99 patients aged 18-50 years, transplanted for a refractory (52%) or a relapsed AML not in remission (48%)...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225825/brain-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-leptomeningeal-involvement-in-stage-i-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Eva Cervilla Muñoz, Pablo Demelo Rodríguez, Alejandra García García, Javier Menarguez Palanca, Jorge Del Toro Cervera
Leptomeningeal involvement of CLL is usually underdiagnosed as neurological symptoms are unspecific. It is important to carefully evaluate neurological status in these patients and consider this entity between the differential diagnosis of a neurological deterioration as adequate treatment improves the prognosis. Imaging techniques, analyses of cerebrospinal fluid, and brain biopsy are useful to establish a definitive diagnosis.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222278/safety-profiles-of-novel-agent-therapies-in-cll
#11
REVIEW
Inhye E Ahn, Matthew S Davids
A 70-year-old man with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia has multiple comorbidities including atrial fibrillation (on warfarin for anticoagulation), irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic renal insufficiency. Two years ago, he received bendamustine and rituximab as first-line therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and achieved partial response, but now has relapsed. Fluorescence in situ hybridization cytogenetics reveals deletion 17p. Which novel agent would you recommend for this patient?
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222277/how-should-we-sequence-and-combine-novel-therapies-in-cll
#12
REVIEW
Matthew S Davids
With the recent approval of several effective and well-tolerated novel agents (NAs), including ibrutinib, idelalisib, venetoclax, and obinutuzumab, patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have more therapeutic options than ever before. The availability of these agents is both an important advance for patients but also a challenge for practicing hematologist/oncologists to learn how best to sequence NAs, both with respect to chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) and to other NAs. The sequencing of NAs in clinical practice should be guided both by an individual patient's prognostic markers, such as FISH and immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (IGHV)-mutation status, as well as the patient's medical comorbidities and goals of care...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222276/optimizing-frontline-therapy-of-cll-based-on-clinical-and-biological-factors
#13
REVIEW
Kirsten Fischer, Michael Hallek
The heterogeneity of the clinical course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) ranges from an indolent course, where patients do not require therapy for many years, to a very aggressive disease, where treatment is required soon after diagnosis and relapses may occur early. The improved tools for prognostication allow predicting the outcome of patients with increasing reliability. Some markers also allow selecting more specific therapies with improved activity in the presence of certain genetic or clinical features of CLL...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222275/the-mutational-landscape-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-its-impact-on-prognosis-and-treatment
#14
REVIEW
Gianluca Gaidano, Davide Rossi
The typical genome of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) carries ∼2000 molecular lesions. Few mutations recur across patients at a frequency >5%, whereas a large number of biologically and clinically uncharacterized genes are mutated at lower frequency. Approximately 80% of CLL patients carry at least 1 of 4 common chromosomal alterations, namely deletion 13q14, deletion 11q22-23, deletion 17p12, and trisomy 12. Knowledge of the CLL genome has translated into the availability of molecular biomarkers for prognosis and treatment prediction...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222254/chronic-neutropenia-in-lgl-leukemia-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
REVIEW
Tal Gazitt, Thomas P Loughran
This section reviews the diagnostic criteria and pathogenesis of large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia. There is a particular focus on the overlap of LGL leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis (Felty's syndrome). Current understanding of the mechanisms of neutropenia in these disorders is discussed. Finally, treatment indications and therapeutic recommendations are outlined.
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222170/imprecision-and-dna-break-repair-biased-towards-incompatible-end-joining-in-leukemia
#16
Franz Josef Gassner, Maria Schubert, Stefan Rebhandl, Karina Spandl, Nadja Zaborsky, Kemal Catakovic, Stephanie Blaimer, Daniel Hebenstreit, Richard Greil, Roland Geisberger
Cancer is a genetic disease caused by mutations and chromosomal abnormalities which contribute to uncontrolled cell growth. In addition, cancer cells can rapidly respond to conventional and targeted therapies by accumulating novel and often specific genetic lesions leading to acquired drug resistance and relapsing disease. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), however, diverse chromosomal aberrations often occur. In many cases, improper repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) is a major source for genomic abnormalities...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217783/somatic-stat3-mutations-in-the-felty-syndrome-an-implication-for-a-common-pathogenesis-with-large-granular-lymphocyte-leukemia
#17
Paula Savola, Oscar Brück, Thomas Olson, Tiina Kelkka, Markku J Kauppi, Panu E Kovanen, Soili Kytölä, Tuulikki Sokka-Isler, Thomas P Loughran, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo, Satu Mustjoki
Felty syndrome is a rare disease defined by neutropenia, splenomegaly, and rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes the differential diagnosis between Felty syndrome and large granular lymphocyte leukemia is problematic. Recently, somatic STAT3 and STAT5B mutations were discovered in 30-40% of patients with large granular lymphocyte leukemia. We now aimed to study whether these mutations can also be detected in Felty syndrome, which would imply for a common pathogenic mechanism between these two disease entities. We collected samples and clinical information from 14 Felty syndrome patients who were monitored at the rheumatology outpatient clinic for Felty syndrome...
December 7, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217782/rational-management-approach-to-pure-red-cell-aplasia
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Suresh Kumar Balasubramanian, Meena Sadaps, Swapna Thota, Mai Aly, Bartlomiej P Przychodzen, Cassandra M Hirsch, Valeria Visconte, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Jaroslaw P Maciejewski
Pure red cell aplasia is an orphan disease without rationally established standard therapies. Most cases are idiopathic; a subset is antibody-mediated. There is overlap between idiopathic cases and those with T-large granular lymphocytic leukemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, and low-grade lymphomas. In all these, the pathogenetic mechanisms may involve autoreactive cytotoxic responses. We selected 62 uniformly diagnosed pure red cell aplasia patients and analyzed their pathophysiologic features and responsiveness to rationally applied first-line and salvage therapies to propose diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms that may help guide management of prospective patients...
December 7, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214087/invasive-nontyphoidal-salmonella-infection-in-a-patient-with-early-stage-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Deepika Slawek, Yanina Dubrovskaya, Eddie Louie
We describe a case of a 72-year-old man with early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who presented with invasive nontyphoidal Salmonella (iNTS) infection, necrotizing pneumonia, and chronic infection of a hilar lymph node. Infection is a major cause of death in patients with CLL. Though few cases of iNTS infection associated with CLL have been described in the literature, to our knowledge this is the first reported case of iNTS-associated necrotizing pneumonia. Immunocompromised state in patients, even with early-stage CLL, likely predisposes them to invasive infection with intracellular organisms, such as Salmonella spp...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212732/the-role-of-rituximab-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treatment-and-the-potential-utility-of-biosimilars
#20
REVIEW
Jennifer R Brown, Florence Cymbalista, Jeff Sharman, Ira Jacobs, Pilar Nava-Parada, Anthony Mato
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is managed with observation for asymptomatic or clinically silent disease; pharmacologic intervention is generally required for symptomatic patients with clinically significant adenopathy or cytopenia. In the front-line treatment of CLL, the current standard-of-care includes chemotherapy in combination with an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (e.g., rituximab, ofatumumab, or obinutuzumab) or ibrutinib as single agent. Despite the evolving treatment paradigm toward targeted therapy, it is likely that rituximab (plus chemotherapy), with or without targeted agents, will retain a significant role in CLL treatment...
December 6, 2017: Oncologist
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