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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212370/the-evolution-of-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-for-children-and-adolescents-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Allyson Flower, Mitchell S Cairo
Survival rates in subsets of pediatric patients who have acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with favorable risk features are now greater than 90%. However, outcomes for patients with high-risk (HR) features remain unacceptably poor. As novel technologies for the identification of HR biomarkers and the detection of residual disease are developed, risk stratification and the application of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) are evolving. HSCT has been shown to benefit subpopulations of pediatric patients with AML, including those with HR cytogenetic translocations, genetic mutations, and/or residual disease after induction...
January 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197035/giant-renal-angiomyolipoma-masquerading-as-a-wilms-tumor
#2
Anjan Kumar Dhua, Abhishek Ranjan, Sandeep Agarwala, Veereshwar Bhatnagar, Sandeep R Mathur, Kandasamy Devasenathipathy
Renal Angiomyolipoma (AML) is not commonly seen in the pediatric age group other than patients of tuberous sclerosis where in they can have renal AMLs within the first decade with bilateral in involvement. Diagnosis of renal AML can generally be made by the current radiological modalities in the appropriate clinical setting, but it can be mistaken for other tumors when it is large and has low-fat content. Herein we report a case of giant renal AML that was initially misdiagnosed as a Wilms tumor in a 12-year-old girl...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144203/socio-demographic-characteristics-of-patients-with-diagnosis-of-leukemia-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-during-six-year-period
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Edo Hasanbegovic, Nedim Begic, Snijezana Hasanbegovic, Zijo Begic
INTRODUCTION: Malignancies in children are second most frequent cause of death after accidents in pediatric age, while leukemias represents 30% of all malignancies of children age. AIM: To present the social and demographic characteristics of patients with a diagnosis of leukemia in Bosnia and Herzegovina during six years period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 97 patients (from birth to 18 years old) with diagnosis of acute leukemia...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123582/ets-related-gene-is-a-novel-prognostic-factor-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Hai-Zhao Zhao, Ming Jia, Ze-Bin Luo, Xiao-Jun Xu, Si-Si Li, Jing-Ying Zhang, Xiao-Ping Guo, Yong-Min Tang
The ETS-related gene (ERG) has been demonstrated to be associated with overall survival in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia and acute T cell-lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in adult patients. However, there are no data available regarding the impact of ERG expression on childhood ALL. In the present study, ERG expression levels were analyzed in bone marrow samples from 119 ALL pediatric patients. ALL patients demonstrated higher ERG expression compared with the controls (P<0.0001). In addition, low ERG expression identified a group of patients with higher white blood cell counts (P=0...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112737/pediatric-non-down-syndrome-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-is-characterized-by-distinct-genomic-subsets-with-varying-outcomes
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Jasmijn D E de Rooij, Cristyn Branstetter, Jing Ma, Yongjin Li, Michael P Walsh, Jinjun Cheng, Askar Obulkasim, Jinjun Dang, John Easton, Lonneke J Verboon, Heather L Mulder, Martin Zimmermann, Cary Koss, Pankaj Gupta, Michael Edmonson, Michael Rusch, Joshua Yew Suang Lim, Katarina Reinhardt, Martina Pigazzi, Guangchun Song, Allen Eng Juh Yeoh, Lee-Yung Shih, Der-Cherng Liang, Stephanie Halene, Diane S Krause, Jinghui Zhang, James R Downing, Franco Locatelli, Dirk Reinhardt, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, C Michel Zwaan, Maarten Fornerod, Tanja A Gruber
Acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) is a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in which cells morphologically resemble abnormal megakaryoblasts. While rare in adults, AMKL accounts for 4-15% of newly diagnosed childhood AML cases. AMKL in individuals without Down syndrome (non-DS-AMKL) is frequently associated with poor clinical outcomes. Previous efforts have identified chimeric oncogenes in a substantial number of non-DS-AMKL cases, including RBM15-MKL1, CBFA2T3-GLIS2, KMT2A gene rearrangements, and NUP98-KDM5A...
January 23, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111878/first-experience-of-the-aml-berlin-frankfurt-m%C3%A3-nster-group-in-pediatric-patients-with-standard-risk-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-treated-with-arsenic-trioxide-and-all-trans-retinoid-acid
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Ursula Creutzig, Michael N Dworzak, Konrad Bochennek, Jörg Faber, Christian Flotho, Norbert Graf, Udo Kontny, Claudia Rossig, Irene Schmid, Arend von Stackelberg, Jans-Enno Mueller, Christine von Neuhoff, Dirk Reinhardt, Nils von Neuhoff
Recently, studies in adults with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) showed high cure rates in low-risk patients treated with all-trans retinoid acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide (ATO), while toxicities were significantly reduced compared to the standard treatment with ATRA and chemotherapy. Here we report about first experience with 11 pediatric patients with low-risk APL treated with ATRA and ATO. All patients stayed in molecular remission. All suffered from hyperleukocytosis. Two patients experienced reversible severe side effects...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108543/disease-characteristics-and-prognostic-implications-of-cell-surface-flt3-receptor-cd135-expression-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Katherine Tarlock, Todd A Alonzo, Michael R Loken, Robert B Gerbing, Rhonda E Ries, Richard Aplenc, Lillian Sung, Susana Raimondi, Betsy A Hirsch, Samir B Kahwash, Amy McKenney, E Anders Kolb, Alan S Gamis, Soheil Meshinchi
PURPOSE: The FLT3 cell-surface receptor tyrosine kinase (CD135) is expressed in a majority of both acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) and myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the prognostic significance of CD135 expression in AML remains unclear. We therefore evaluated the association between FLT3 surface expression and disease characteristics and outcomes in pediatric patients with AML. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We analyzed FLT3 receptor expression on AML blasts by multi-dimensional flow cytometry and its association with disease characteristics, clinical outcomes, and FLT3 transcript level in 367 children with AML treated on the Children's Oncology Group trial AAML0531...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097792/fish-identifies-a-kat6a-crebbp-fusion-caused-by-a-cryptic-insertional-t-8-16-in-a-case-of-spontaneously-remitting-congenital-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-a-normal-karyotype
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Rachel Barrett, Barbara Morash, David Roback, Chantale Pambrun, Lesley Marfleet, Rhett P Ketterling, Karen Harrison, Jason N Berman
Cytogenetics can inform risk stratification in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We describe the first case of a newborn with leukemia cutis found to have AML harboring a cryptic insertional t(8;16)(p11.2;p13.3) with associated KAT6A/CREBBP fusion identified exclusively by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Expectant management resulted in spontaneous leukemia resolution. The identification of t(8;16)(p11.2;p13.3) may serve as a biomarker for spontaneous remission in congenital AML. FISH for this translocation is warranted in congenital AML with a normal karyotype, and patients with KAT6A/CREBBP fusion should be conservatively managed...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091414/acute-myeloid-leukemia-advancements-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Meng-Ge Yu, Hu-Yong Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Leukemia is the most common pediatric malignancy and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Among all subtypes, a lack of consensus exists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patient survival rates have remained modest for the past three decades in AML. Recently, targeted therapy has emerged as a promising treatment. DATA SOURCES: We searched the PubMed database for recently published research papers on diagnostic development, target therapy, and other novel therapies of AML...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089099/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-a-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Gu-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Chun-Yi Lu, Chung-Ming Chen, Meng-Yao Lu, Ping-Ing Lee, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Yung-Li Yang, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies, especially those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), recurrent acute leukemia, high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcome of IFIs in pediatric AML patients in a medical center in Taiwan. METHODS: We performed retrospective chart reviews...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067901/targeting-samhd1-with-the-vpx-protein-to-improve-cytarabine-therapy-for-hematological-malignancies
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Nikolas Herold, Sean G Rudd, Linda Ljungblad, Kumar Sanjiv, Ida Hed Myrberg, Cynthia B J Paulin, Yaser Heshmati, Anna Hagenkort, Juliane Kutzner, Brent D G Page, José M Calderón-Montaño, Olga Loseva, Ann-Sofie Jemth, Lorenzo Bulli, Hanna Axelsson, Bianca Tesi, Nicholas C K Valerie, Andreas Höglund, Julia Bladh, Elisée Wiita, Mikael Sundin, Michael Uhlin, Georgios Rassidakis, Mats Heyman, Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm, Ulrika Warpman-Berglund, Julian Walfridsson, Sören Lehmann, Dan Grandér, Thomas Lundbäck, Per Kogner, Jan-Inge Henter, Thomas Helleday, Torsten Schaller
The cytostatic deoxycytidine analog cytarabine (ara-C) is the most active agent available against acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Together with anthracyclines, ara-C forms the backbone of AML treatment for children and adults. In AML, both the cytotoxicity of ara-C in vitro and the clinical response to ara-C therapy are correlated with the ability of AML blasts to accumulate the active metabolite ara-C triphosphate (ara-CTP), which causes DNA damage through perturbation of DNA synthesis. Differences in expression levels of known transporters or metabolic enzymes relevant to ara-C only partially account for patient-specific differential ara-CTP accumulation in AML blasts and response to ara-C treatment...
February 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063963/timing-and-utility-of-relapse-surveillance-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-leukemia
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Anya Levinson, Staci Arnold, Zhezhen Jin, Monica Bhatia, Diane George, James H Garvin, Prakash Satwani
The utility and optimal timing of routine bone marrow (BM) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surveillance after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) in children with leukemia have not been previously studied. To examine the current practice concerning relapse surveillance in this population, we conducted a national survey of pediatric bone marrow transplant physicians. Sixty-two of 152 potential participants (41%) completed the survey. For acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients, 41 physicians (66%) reported performing routine BM analysis in all such patients, 15 (24%) in some patients and 6 (10%) in no patients...
January 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063196/asxl2-mutations-are-frequently-found-in-pediatric-aml-patients-with-t-8-21-runx1-runx1t1-and-associated-with-a-better-prognosis
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Genki Yamato, Norio Shiba, Kenichi Yoshida, Yuichi Shiraishi, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Ohki, Jun Okubo, Haruna Okuno, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Hiroshi Moritake, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Daisuke Tomizawa, Myoung-Ja Park, Manabu Sotomatsu, Takashi Taga, Souichi Adachi, Akio Tawa, Keizo Horibe, Hirokazu Arakawa, Satoru Miyano, Seishi Ogawa, Yasuhide Hayashi
ASXL2 is an epigenetic regulator involved in polycomb repressive complex regulation or recruitment. Clinical features of pediatric AML patients with ASXL2 mutations remain unclear. Thus, we investigated frequencies of ASXL1 and ASXL2 mutations, clinical features of patients with these mutations, correlations of these mutations with other genetic alterations including BCOR/BCORL1 and cohesin complex component genes, and prognostic impact of these mutations in 369 pediatric patients with de novo AML (0-17 years)...
January 7, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063190/prognostic-impact-of-specific-molecular-profiles-in-pediatric-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-in-non-down-syndrome
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Yusuke Hara, Norio Shiba, Kentaro Ohki, Ken Tabuchi, Genki Yamato, Myoung-Ja Park, Daisuke Tomizawa, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Akira Shimada, Hirokazu Arakawa, Akiko M Saito, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Akio Tawa, Keizo Horibe, Takashi Taga, Souichi Adachi, Tomohiko Taki, Yasuhide Hayashi
Pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia with non-Down syndrome (AMKL) is a unique subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Novel CBFA2T3-GLIS2 and NUP98-KDM5A fusions recurrently found in AMKL were recently reported as poor prognostic factors. However, their detailed clinical and molecular characteristics in patients treated with recent improved therapies remain uncertain. We analyzed molecular features of 44 AMKL patients treated on two recent Japanese AML protocols, the AML99 and AML-05 trials. We identified CBFA2T3-GLIS2, NUP98-KDM5A, RBM15-MKL1, and KMT2A rearrangements in 12 (27%), 4 (9%), 2 (5%), and 3 (7%) patients, respectively...
January 7, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059092/bone-marrow-morphology-and-disease-progression-in-congenital-thrombocytopenia-a-detailed-clinicopathologic-and-genetic-study-of-eight-cases
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Hamilton C Tsang, James B Bussel, Susan Mathew, Yen-Chun Liu, Allison A Imahiyerobo, Attilio Orazi, Julia T Geyer
Patients with congenital thrombocytopenia have an increased risk of developing myeloid neoplasms. In these cases, the morphologic distinction between disease at baseline and at progression is challenging. This report analyzes clinicopathologic features of congenital thrombocytopenia with long-term follow-up at one referral center. Records from the last 20 years were searched for cases of congenital thrombocytopenia with bone marrow biopsies and peripheral blood smears. The clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic, and molecular features were analyzed...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057676/maxson-je-ries-re-wang-y-c-et-al-csf3r-mutations-have-a-high-degree-of-overlap-with-cebpa-mutations-in-pediatric-aml-blood-2016-127-24-3094-3098
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January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054944/the-role-of-histone-protein-modifications-and-mutations-in-histone-modifiers-in-pediatric-b-cell-progenitor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Szymon Janczar, Karolina Janczar, Agata Pastorczak, Hani Harb, Adam J W Paige, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Marian Danilewicz, Wojciech Mlynarski
While cancer has been long recognized as a disease of the genome, the importance of epigenetic mechanisms in neoplasia was acknowledged more recently. The most active epigenetic marks are DNA methylation and histone protein modifications and they are involved in basic biological phenomena in every cell. Their role in tumorigenesis is stressed by recent unbiased large-scale studies providing evidence that several epigenetic modifiers are recurrently mutated or frequently dysregulated in multiple cancers. The interest in epigenetic marks is especially due to the fact that they are potentially reversible and thus druggable...
January 3, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040333/signs-and-symptoms-of-rheumatic-diseases-as-first-manifestation-of-pediatric-cancer-diagnosis-and-prognosis-implications
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Mariana Bertoldi Fonseca, Francisco Hugo Rodrigues Gomes, Elvis Terci Valera, Gecilmara Salviato Pileggi, Paula Braga Gonfiantini, Marcela Braga Gonfiantini, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani, Luciana Martins de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and describe the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings, treatment and outcome of children with cancer initially referred to a tertiary outpatient pediatric rheumatology clinic. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records from patients identified in a list of 250 new patients attending the tertiary Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Ribeirão Preto Medical School hospital, University of São Paulo, from July 2013 to July 2015, whose final diagnosis was cancer...
December 16, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000427/incidence-and-survival-of-childhood-leukemia-in-recife-brazil-a-population-based-analysis
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Mecneide Mendes Lins, Marceli de Oliveira Santos, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Claudia Cristina Lima de Castro, Maria Julia Gonçalves Mello, Beatriz de Camargo
BACKGROUND: Leukemia is the most common pediatric cancer with incidence rates of around 48 per million for children under 15 years of age. The median age-adjusted incidence rate (AAIR) in children aged 0-14 years in Brazil is 53.3 per million. While overall survival rates for children with leukemia have improved significantly, data for incidence, trends, and relative survival among children and adolescents with leukemia in Recife, Brazil, remain incomplete, which hampers our analyses and provision of the best healthcare...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993871/flt3-internal-tandem-duplication-mutation-cmpl-and-cd34-expressions-predict-low-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Eman K Ebrahim, Magda M Assem, Ahmed I Amin, Mahmoud M Kamel, Yomna M El Meligui, Ayman M Metwally
OBJECTIVES: To detect FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 internal tandem duplicate (FLT3 ITD) mutation, Myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (cMPL) and Ephrin A 4 receptor (EphA4) expressions in Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and their correlation to patient's clinicopathological characteristics and survival. METHODS: RNA was extracted from blood samples of 58 AML patients (39 adults and 19 children) and 20 age and sex matched controls. FLT3 ITD mutation, cMPL and EphA4 expression was studied using RT-PCR and correlated to the clinical and survival data of the patients...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
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