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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134664/a-phase-ii-trial-of-ruxolitinib-in-combination-with-azacytidine-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Rita Assi, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge E Cortes, Naveen Pemmaraju, Xuemei Wang, Graciela Nogueras-Gonzalez, Elias Jabbour, Prithviraj Bose, Tapan Kadia, Courtney D Dinardo, Keyur Patel, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Lingsha Zhou, Sherry Pierce, Romany Gergis, Carla Tuttle, Gautam Borthakur, Zeev Estrov, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Juliana Hidalgo-Lopez, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval Daver
Ruxolitinib and azacytidine target distinct disease manifestations of myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPNs). Patients with MDS/MPNs initially received ruxolitinib BID (doses based on platelets count), continuously in 28-day cycles for the first 3 cycles. Azacytidine 25 mg/m(2) (Day 1-5) intravenously or subcutaneously was recommended to be added to each cycle starting cycle 4 and could be increased to 75 mg/m(2) (Days 1-5) for disease control. Azacytidine could be started earlier than cycle 4 and/or at higher dose in patients with rapidly proliferative disease or with elevated blasts...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129488/dna-hypomethylating-agents-as-epigenetic-therapy-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Christian Flotho, Sebastian Sommer, Michael Lübbert
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal bone marrow disorder, typically of older adults, which is characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, peripheral blood cytopenias and risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is an aggressive myeloproliferative neoplasm occurring in young children. The common denominator of these malignant myeloid disorders is the limited benefit of conventional chemotherapy and a particular responsiveness to epigenetic therapy with the DNA-hypomethylating agents 5-azacytidine (azacitidine) or decitabine...
November 9, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124948/tasigna-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia%C3%A2-treatment-free-remission-after-nearly-2%C3%A2-years-an-interview-with-adam-mead
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Adam Mead
Dr Mead earned his medical degree from the University of Oxford and trained in hematology at St Bartholomew's Hospital and University College London. In 2007, he earned his PhD at UCL, which focused on the analysis of FLT3 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia. He is now Associate Professor of Hematology and MRC Senior Clinical Fellow at the WIMM, University of Oxford. His research group focuses on myeloid diseases and normal blood stem-cell biology. Dr Mead is the lead clinician for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and chronic myeloid leukemia in the Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network and is the chief investigator for several chronic myeloid leukemia and MPN clinical trials...
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123956/mutations-in-jak2-and-calreticulin-genes-are-associated-with-specific-alterations-of-the-immune-system-in-myelofibrosis
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Marco Romano, Daria Sollazzo, Sara Trabanelli, Martina Barone, Nicola Polverelli, Margherita Perricone, Dorian Forte, Simona Luatti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Camilla Jandus, Francesca Palandri, Lucia Catani
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clonal neoplasia associated with chronic inflammation due to aberrant cytokine production. Mutations in Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2), calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia protein (MPL) genes have been recently associated to MF and they all activate the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Since this pathway is essential in shaping the immune response, we investigated the role of circulating immune subsets and cytokines in 38 patients (20 carrying JAK2((V617F)),13 exon-9 CALR mutation and 5 triple negative)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105027/rare-cancers-and-social-media-analysis-of-twitter-metrics-in-the-first-2%C3%A2-years-of-a-rare-disease-community-for-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-on-social-media-mpnsm
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REVIEW
Naveen Pemmaraju, Audun Utengen, Vikas Gupta, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Ruben Mesa, Michael A Thompson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of social media has now become a standard 13 means of communication for many individuals worldwide. 14 The use of one specific form of social media, Twitter, has 15 increased among healthcare providers, both as a means of 16 information gathering and as a conduit for original content 17 creation. Recently, major efforts by users have been put for- 18 ward to help streamline the unprecedented amount of infor- 19 mation that can be found on Twitter. These efforts have led to 20 the creation of diseasespecific hashtag (#) medical communi- 21 ties and have greatly enhanced the ability to understand and 22 better categorize the available data on Twitter...
November 6, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104287/risk-of-developing-chronic-myeloid-neoplasms-in-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-treated-with-radioactive-iodine
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R J Molenaar, C Pleyer, T Radivoyevitch, S Sidana, A Godley, A S Advani, A T Gerds, H E Carraway, M Kalaycio, A Nazha, D Adelstein, C Nasr, D Angelini, J P Maciejewski, N Majhail, M A Sekeres, S Mukherjee
Exposure to ionizing radiation increases the risk of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), but such risks are not known in well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC) patients treated with radioactive iodine (RAI). A total of 148 215 WDTC patients were identified from Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registries between 1973 and 2014, of whom 54% underwent definitive thyroidectomy and 46% received adjuvant RAI. With a median follow-up of 6.6 years, 77 and 66 WDTC patients developed MDS and MPN, respectively...
November 6, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100304/germline-variations-at-jak2-tert-hbs1l-myb-and-mecom-and-the-risk-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-in-taiwanese-population
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Yi-Hao Chiang, Yu-Cheng Chang, Huan-Chau Lin, Ling Huang, Chun-Chia Cheng, Wei-Ting Wang, Hung-I Cheng, Nai-Wen Su, Caleb Gon-Shen Chen, Johnson Lin, Yi-Fang Chang, Ming-Chih Chang, Ruey-Kuen Hsieh, Wen-Chien Chou, Ken-Hong Lim, Yuan-Yeh Kuo
Germline variations at JAK2, TERT, HBS1L-MYB and MECOM have been found to associate with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) in European populations. Whether these germline variations are associated with MPNs in Taiwanese population is obscure. Here we aimed to evaluate the association of five germline variations (JAK2 46/1 haplotype tagged by rs12343867, JAK2 intron 8 rs12339666, TERT rs2736100, HBS1L-MYB rs9376092 and MECOM rs2201862) and the risk of MPNs in Taiwanese population. A total of 178 MPN patients (109 essential thrombocythemia, 54 polycythemia vera and 15 primary myelofibrosis) were enrolled into this study...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095762/acquired-hemophilia-with-thrombosis-in-a-cancer-patient-an-unusual-presentation
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Senem Maral, Sule Mine Bakanay, Imdat Dilek
: Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) which presents with spontaneous severe intramuscular, mucosal and/or subcutaneous bleeding is a rare bleeding disorder. Even 50% of AHA patients are defined as idiopathic; 10% of cases are related with malignancy. Here, we present a case of AHA in a 43-year-old lady who was diagnosed with malignancy and venous thromboembolism on vena cava 2 years ago. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in literature presented with both acquired hemophilia and thrombosis associated with malignancy...
November 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079125/hereditary-persistence-of-hemoglobin-f-is-protective-against-red-cell-sickling-a-case-report-and-brief-review
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Alexandra Sokolova, Anton Mararenko, Alexander Rozin, Alida Podrumar, Vladimir Gotlieb
Fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is a physiologic protein tetramer that is crucial for a developing fetus to survive in utero. Maternal hemoglobin has a relatively lower affinity for oxygen, and thus allows for an efficient transfer of oxygen from maternal to fetal blood. In addition to fulfilling a critical physiologic role, HbF is also known to alleviate symptoms of sickle-cell disease (SCD). The concentration of HbF depends on several factors. HbF is elevated in inherited conditions, such as hereditary persistence of HbF, hereditary spherocytosis, and thalassemia...
October 16, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076133/effects-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-and-their-receptors-on-megakaryocytes-and-platelets-and-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Jin-Gang Yang, Li-Li Wang, Dong-Chu Ma
It is well known that vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) and their receptors (vascular endothelial growth factor receptors, VEGFRs) are expressed in different tissues, and VEGF-VEGFR loops regulate a wide range of responses, including metabolic homeostasis, cell proliferation, migration and tubuleogenesis. As ligands, VEGFs act on three structurally related VEGFRs (VEGFR1, VEGFR2 and VEGFR3 [also termed FLT1, KDR and FLT4, respectively]) that deliver downstream signals. Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), megakaryocytic cell lines, cultured megakaryocytes (MKs), primary MKs and abnormal MKs express and secrete VEGFs...
October 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076129/the-mosaicc-study-assessing-feasibility-for-biological-sample-collection-in-epidemiology-studies-and-comparison-of-dna-yields-from-saliva-and-whole-blood-samples
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Glen James, Mary Frances McMullin, Andrew S Duncombe, Mike Clarke, Lesley A Anderson
Biological sample collection is becoming more common in epidemiology research to obtain DNA for genetic analysis. There are many different DNA collection methods but little evidence on their relative effectiveness. Therefore, we took the opportunity of a prospective case-control study in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to compare DNA yield from 8.5 mL PAXgene tubes for whole blood collection versus 2 mL Oragene OG-500 saliva collection kits. MPNs include polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia, and primary myelofibrosis...
October 27, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075087/bcr-abl-and-jak2v617f-mutation-co-existence-rare-or-just-unexplored
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H S Darling, Rajiv Kumar, Rajan Kapoor, Jasjit Singh, Tarun Verma
Current hematology practice distinguishes chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and other major chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms as different entities classically characterized by positivity of BCR-ABL fusion gene and JAK2V617F mutations. These are different in clinical presentation, molecular genetics, therapy and response to present treatments. Nevertheless, there have been occasional case reports of detection of both mutations in the same patient. Although some of these had been incidentally detected, most have manifested clinically while being treated for one disease...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064026/models-of-prognostication-in-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Francesco Onida
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Within the group of the myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative overlap neoplasms of the adult age, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is characterized by an extremely variable clinical course. This review aims to cover over the years main advancements in the identification of CMML clinical and biological features associated to survival outcomes and the consequent development of prognostic tools for individual patient treatment decision making. RECENT FINDINGS: According to the last WHO classification of myeloid neoplasms, three subgroups of patients may be recognized on the base of percentage of blasts in marrow and in peripheral blood (CMML-0, CMML-1, and CMML-2), with corresponding decreasing life-expectations...
October 24, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056075/an-updated-review-of-the-jak1-2-inhibitor-ruxolitininb-in-the-philadelphia-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Natalia Curto-Garcia, Claire N Harrison
Ruxolitinib (Rux), a JAK1/2 inhibitor, has been approved for patients with myelofibrosis and in polycythemia vera with inadequate response/intolerance to hydroxycarbamide. Studies have demonstrated that Rux improves disease-related symptoms and splenomegaly. A late emerging observation from two Phase III trials was that Rux was associated with survival advantage in comparison with placebo or other available therapies in myelofibrosis. Important data suggest that for polycythemia vera Rux improved control of blood counts...
October 23, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046979/medical-management-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-unclear-and-or-multifactorial-mechanisms-group-5-is-there-a-role-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-medications
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REVIEW
Jason Weatherald, Laurent Savale, Marc Humbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to outline the mechanisms and to review recent literature on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) medications in group 5 pulmonary hypertension (PH). RECENT FINDINGS: The first steps in management are to understand the mechanisms and hemodynamic profile and to exclude chronic thromboembolic disease. Recent studies in the past 5 years have found that PAH medications may improve hemodynamics in patients with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension due to sarcoidosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and myeloproliferative disorders with dasatinib-induced PH...
October 18, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042365/ruxolitinib-induced-defects-in-dna-repair-cause-sensitivity-to-parp-inhibitors-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Margaret Nieborowska-Skorska, Silvia Maifrede, Yashodhara Dasgupta, Katherine Sullivan, Sylwia Flis, Bac Viet Le, Martyna Solecka, Elizaveta A Belyaeva, Lucia Kubovcakova, Morgan Nawrocki, Martin Kirschner, Huaqing Zhao, Josef T Prchal, Katarzyna Piwocka, Alison R Moliterno, Mariusz Wasik, Steffen Koschmieder, Tony R Green, Radek C Skoda, Tomasz Skorski
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) often carry JAK2(V617F), MPL(W515L), or CALR(del52) mutations. Current treatment options for MPNs include cytoreduction by hydroxyurea and JAK1/2 inhibition by ruxolitinib, both of which are not curative. We show here that cell lines expressing JAK2(V617F), MPL(W515L) or CALR(del52) accumulated reactive oxygen species-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and were modestly sensitive to poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors olaparib and BMN673. At the same time primary MPN cell samples from individual patients displayed a high degree of variability in the sensitivity to these drugs...
October 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040257/current-challenges-in-the-management-of-essential-thrombocythemia
#17
Ariel Kleman, Arun K Singavi, Laura C Michaelis
Essential thrombocythemia (ET), an uncommon blood cancer, is one of the classic myeloproliferative neoplasms, a category that also includes polycythemia vera and primary myelofibrosis. All 3 diseases are clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders. Since 2005, when scientists discovered a molecular aberration driving clonal hematopoiesis in polycythemia vera, our understanding of the genomic underpinnings of these conditions has increased rapidly. Over the last decades, primary prevention of thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications has improved the lives of patients with ET, and the ability to characterize the disease by the presence or absence of molecular mutations has lent precision to our prognostic models...
October 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037480/linking-energy-sensing-to-suppression-of-jak-stat-signalling-a-potential-route-for-repurposing-ampk-activators
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REVIEW
Claire Speirs, Jamie J L Williams, Kirsten Riches, Ian P Salt, Timothy M Palmer
Exaggerated Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) signalling is key to the pathogenesis of pro-inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases. Mutational activation of JAKs is also responsible for several haematological malignancies, including myeloproliferative neoplasms and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Accumulating evidence links adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK), an energy sensor and regulator of organismal and cellular metabolism, with the suppression of immune and inflammatory processes...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027642/familial-mpn-predisposition
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REVIEW
Tsewang Tashi, Sabina Swierczek, Josef T Prchal
Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) characteristically arise from a somatic mutation in the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell, and most common recurring mutations are in the JAK2, CALR, and cMPL genes. However, these mutations are not founder mutations, but mainly drive the disease phenotype and a pre-existing germline predisposition has been long speculated, but has not been clearly defined to date. Genome-wide association studies in family clusters of MPN have identified a number of genetic variants that are associated with increased germline risk for developing clonal MPN...
October 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024710/determination-of-complex-subclonal-structures-of-haematological-malignancies-by-multiplexed-genotyping-of-blood-progenitor-colonies
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Francesca L Nice, Charlie E Massie, Thorsten Klampfl, Anthony R Green
Current next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies allow unprecedented insights into the mutational profiles of tumours. Recent studies in myeloproliferative neoplasms have further demonstrated that not only the mutational profile, but also the order in which these mutations are acquired is relevant for our understanding of the disease. Our ability to assign mutation order from NGS data alone, is however limited. Here we present a strategy of highly multiplexed genotyping of burst forming unit-erythroid (BFU-E) colonies based on NGS results to assess subclonal tumour structure...
October 9, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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