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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433546/symptom-trajectories-in-children-receiving-treatment-for-leukemia-a-latent-class-growth-analysis-with-multitrajectory-modeling
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Marilyn J Hockenberry, Mary C Hooke, Cheryl Rodgers, Olga Taylor, Kari M Koerner, Pauline Mitby, Ida Moore, Michael E Scheurer, Wei Pan
CONTEXT: Cancer treatment symptoms play a major role in determining the health of children with cancer. Symptom toxicity often results in complications, treatment delays, and therapy dose reductions that can compromise leukemia therapy and jeopardize chances for long-term survival. Critical to understanding symptom experiences during treatment is the need for exploration of "why" inter-individual symptom differences occur; this will determine who may be most susceptible to treatment toxicities...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426102/infection-related-complications-during-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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H Inaba, D Pei, J Wolf, S C Howard, R T Hayden, M Go, O Varechtchouk, T Hahn, J Buaboonnam, M L Metzger, J E Rubnitz, R C Ribeiro, J T Sandlund, S Jeha, C Cheng, W E Evans, M V Relling, C-H Pui
Background: Comprehensive studies on neutropenia and infection-related complications in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are lacking. Patients and methods: We evaluated infection-related complications that were grade ≥3 on National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 3.0) and their risk factors in 409 children with newly diagnosed ALL throughout the treatment period. Results: Of the 2420 infection episodes, febrile neutropenia and clinically or microbiologically documented infection were seen in 1107 and 1313 episodes, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425985/the-cellular-senescence-of-leukemia-initiating-cells-from-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-postponed-by-%C3%AE-arrestin1-binding-with-p300-sp1-to-regulate-htert-transcription
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Shan Liu, Haiyan Liu, Ru Qin, Yi Shu, Zhidai Liu, Penghui Zhang, Caiwen Duan, Dengli Hong, Jie Yu, Lin Zou
Although we previously reported that the self-renewal of leukemia-initiating cells of B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL LICs) was regulated by β-Arrestin1, a multiple-function protein, the cellular senescence is critical for LICs fate and leukemia progress, and worthy for further investigation. Here we found that depletion of β-Arrestin1 extended the population doubling time and the percentage of senile cells, the signatures of cellular senescence, of B-ALL LICs. Moreover, lack of β-Arrestin1 enhanced the expression of proteins (CBX, HIRA) and genes (P53, P16) related to senescence in leukemic Reh cells and B-ALL-LICs-derived leukemic mice...
April 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424165/suppression-of-b-cell-development-genes-is-key-to-glucocorticoid-efficacy-in-treatment-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#4
Karina Kruth, Mimi Fang, Dawne N Shelton, Ossama Abu-Halawa, Ryan Mahling, Hongxing Yang, Jonathan S Weissman, Mignon L Loh, Markus Müschen, Sarah K Tasian, Michael C Bassik, Martin Kampmann, Miles A Pufall
Glucocorticoids (GCs), including dexamethasone (dex), are a central component of combination chemotherapy for childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). GCs work by activating the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), a ligand-induced transcription factor, which in turn regulates genes that induce leukemic cell death. Which GR-regulated genes are required for GC cytotoxicity, which pathways affect their regulation, and how resistance arises are not well understood. Here we systematically integrate the transcriptional response of B-ALL to GCs with a next-generation shRNA screen to identify GC-regulated "effector" genes that contribute to cell death as well as genes that affect the sensitivity of B-ALL cells to dex...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423235/hepatic-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-maintenance-therapy-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-associated-with-continuous-asparaginase-therapy-and-mercaptopurine-metabolites
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Linea Natalie Toksvang, Silvia De Pietri, Stine N Nielsen, Jacob Nersting, Birgitte K Albertsen, Peder S Wehner, Steen Rosthøj, Päivi M Lähteenmäki, Daniel Nilsson, Tove A Nystad, Kathrine Grell, Thomas L Frandsen, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) during treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has mainly been associated with 6-thioguanine. The occurrence of several SOS cases after the introduction of extended pegylated asparaginase (PEG-asparaginase) therapy in the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (NOPHO) ALL2008 protocol led us to hypothesize that PEG-asparaginase, combined with other drugs, may trigger SOS during 6-thioguanine-free maintenance therapy...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422613/the-impact-of-prospective-telemedicine-implementation-in-the-management-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-recife-brazil
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Francisco Pedrosa, Faisal Shaikh, Gaston Rivera, Raul Ribeiro, Ibrahim Qaddoumi
BACKGROUND: A gap in childhood cancer outcomes remains between developed and developing countries. Persistence of this gap may be caused by financial, social, or educational disparities. Twinning and distance learning initiatives may improve such disparities. Integrating telemedicine into pediatric oncology twinning programs enhances education and facilitates patient-centered capacity building. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an analysis of Web-based meetings held from August 2005 through July 2009 between the International Outreach Program at St...
April 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418909/pathogenesis-of-etv6-runx1-positive-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-mechanisms-underlying-its-relapse
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Congcong Sun, Lixian Chang, Xiaofan Zhu
ETV6/RUNX1 (E/R) is the most common fusion gene in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Multiple lines of evidence imply a "two-hit" model for the molecular pathogenesis of E/R-positive ALL, whereby E/R rearrangement is followed by a series of secondary mutations that trigger overt leukemia. The cellular framework in which E/R arises and the maintenance of a pre-leukemic condition by E/R are fundamental to the mechanism that underlies leukemogenesis. Accordingly, a variety of studies have focused on the relationship between the clones giving rise to the primary and recurrent E/R-positive ALL...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418010/interaction-between-nudt15-and-abcc4-variants-enhances-intolerability-of-6-mercaptopurine-in-japanese-patients-with-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Y Tanaka, H Nakadate, K Kondoh, K Nakamura, K Koh, A Manabe
6-Mercaptopurine (6-MP) is a main component of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment. Some candidate gene variants are associated with its toxicities, but the major variants and effects of combined variants remain unclear. We used Cox regression analysis to evaluate the time-dependent association between candidate variants and the cumulative incidence of 6-MP intolerability in 95 Japanese patients. The major risk factors for severe leukopenia were ABCC4 rs3765534, NUDT15 rs116855232 and rs186364861 in multi-covariate analysis (P<0...
April 18, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417531/desmoid-type-fibromatosis-in-a-boy-with-down-syndrome
#9
Hisashi Ishida, Kousuke Chayama, Kiichiro Kanamitsu, Kana Washio, Takehiro Tanaka, Akira Shimada
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) have a markedly higher incidence of childhood leukemia, but a lower incidence of most solid tumors, compared with age-matched euploid individuals. Trisomy 21 might be protective against tumorigenesis because of several tumor suppressive mechanisms. Desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) is a rare monoclonal, fibroblastic proliferation characterized by a variable clinical course. In recent reports, almost all cases of DF involved genomic alterations associated with activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway...
April 18, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415763/low-numbers-of-pre-leukemic-fusion-genes-are-frequently-present-in-umbilical-cord-blood-without-affecting-dna-damage-response
#10
Pavol Kosik, Milan Skorvaga, Matus Durdik, Lukas Jakl, Ekaterina Nikitina, Eva Markova, Katarina Kozics, Eva Horvathova, Igor Belyaev
Despite widely accepted notion that many childhood leukemias are likely developed from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) with pre-leukemic fusion genes (PFG) formed in embryonic/fetal development, the data on PFG incidence in newborns are contradictive. To provide a better understanding of a prenatal origin of leukemia, umbilical cord blood from 500 newborns was screened for the presence of the most frequent PFG associated with pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This screening revealed relatively high incidence of ETV6-RUNX1, BCR-ABL1 (p190) and MLL-AF4 at very low frequencies, averaging ~14 copies per 100,000 cells...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414926/death-within-1-month-of-diagnosis-in-childhood-cancer-an-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-scope-of-the-problem
#11
Adam L Green, Elissa Furutani, Karina Braga Ribeiro, Carlos Rodriguez Galindo
Purpose Despite advances in childhood cancer care, some patients die soon after diagnosis. This population is not well described and may be under-reported. Better understanding of risk factors for early death and scope of the problem could lead to prevention of these occurrences and thus better survival rates in childhood cancer. Methods We retrieved data from SEER 13 registries on 36,337 patients age 0 to 19 years diagnosed with cancer between 1992 and 2011. Early death was defined as death within 1 month of diagnosis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413626/non-infectious-chemotherapy-associated-acute-toxicities-during-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Kjeld Schmiegelow, Klaus Müller, Signe Sloth Mogensen, Pernille Rudebeck Mogensen, Benjamin Ole Wolthers, Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze, Ruta Tuckuviene, Thomas Frandsen
During chemotherapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, all organs can be affected by severe acute side effects, the most common being opportunistic infections, mucositis, central or peripheral neuropathy (or both), bone toxicities (including osteonecrosis), thromboembolism, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, endocrinopathies (especially steroid-induced adrenal insufficiency and hyperglycemia), high-dose methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity, asparaginase-associated hypersensitivity, pancreatitis, and hyperlipidemia...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411282/genomic-architecture-and-treatment-outcome-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-children-s-oncology-group-report
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Marijana Vujkovic, Edward F Attiyeh, Rhonda E Ries, Elizabeth K Goodman, Yang Ding, Marko Kavcic, Todd A Alonzo, Yi-Cheng Wang, Robert B Gerbing, Lillian Sung, Betsy Hirsch, Susana Raimondi, Alan S Gamis, Soheil Meshinchi, Richard Aplenc
Childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is frequently characterized by chromosomal instability. Approximately 50% of patients have disease relapse, and novel prognostic markers are needed to improve risk stratification. We performed genome-wide genotyping in 446 pediatric patients with de novo AML enrolled on Children's Oncology Group (COG) studies, AAML0531 (NCT01407757), AAML03P1 (NCT00070174), and CCG2961 (NCT00003790). Affymetrix and Illumina Omni 2.5 platforms were used to evaluate copy number alterations (CNAs) and determine their associations with treatment outcome...
April 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410228/identification-of-a-novel-functional-jak1-s646p-mutation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Qian Li, Botao Li, Liangding Hu, Hongmei Ning, Min Jiang, Danhong Wang, Tingting Liu, Bin Zhang, Hu Chen
The survival rate of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is approaching 90%, while the prognosis of adults remains poor due to the limited therapeutic approaches. In order to identify new targets for ALL, we performed whole-exome sequencing on four adults with B-ALL and discovered a somatic JAK1 S646P mutation. Sanger sequencing of JAK1 was conducted on 53 ALL patients, and two cases exhibited A639G and P960S mutations separately. Functional studies demonstrated that only JAK1 S646P mutation could activate multiple signaling pathways, drive cytokine-independent cell growth, and promote proliferation of malignant cells in nude mice...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408464/targetable-kinase-gene-fusions-in-high-risk-b-all-a-study-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Shalini C Reshmi, Richard C Harvey, Kathryn G Roberts, Eileen Stonerock, Amy Smith, Heather Jenkins, I-Ming Chen, Marc Valentine, Yu Liu, Yongjin Li, Ying Shao, John Easton, Debbie Payne-Turner, Zhaohui Gu, Thai Hoa Tran, Jonathan V Nguyen, Meenakshi Devidas, Yunfeng Dai, Nyla A Heerema, Andrew J Carroll, Elizabeth A Raetz, Michael J Borowitz, Brent L Wood, Anne L Angiolillo, Michael J Burke, Wanda L Salzer, Patrick A Zweidler-McKay, Karen R Rabin, William L Carroll, Jinghui Zhang, Mignon L Loh, Charles G Mullighan, Cheryl L Willman, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Stephen P Hunger
Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a high-risk subtype characterized by genomic alterations that activate cytokine receptor and kinase signaling. We examined the frequency and spectrum of targetable genetic lesions in a retrospective cohort of 1389 consecutively diagnosed childhood B-ALL patients with high-risk clinical features and/or elevated minimal residual disease at the end of remission induction therapy. The Ph-like gene expression profile was identified in 341 of 1389 patients, 57 of which were excluded from additional analysis because of the presence of BCR-ABL1 (n=46) or ETV6-RUNX1 (n=11)...
April 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401745/hypocellular-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-bone-marrow-transplantation
#16
Dai Keino, Kensuke Kondoh, Ryo Ohyama, Mizuho Morimoto, Tetsuya Mori, Masafumi Ito, Akitoshi Kinoshita
Hypocellular acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mainly occurs in elderly patients, and is extremely rare in childhood. There is still no established treatment for hypocellular AML. We report the case of an 11-year-old boy with hypocellular AML who was treated successfully with allogenic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT). He presented with fever, pallor and pancytopenia. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of hypocellular AML. Although low-dose cytarabine induced reduction of blasts, it did not lead to complete remission...
April 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401497/bortezomib-combined-with-standard-induction-chemotherapy-in-japanese-children-with-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
Akihiro Iguchi, Yuko Cho, Minako Sugiyama, Yukayo Terashita, Tadashi Ariga, Yosuke Hosoya, Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Atsushi Manabe, Keisuke Hara, Tetsuya Aiba, Tsugumi Shiokawa, Hiroko Tada, Norihiro Sato
Bortezomib has been shown to be effective and well-tolerated in patients with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia trial. However, the safety and efficacy of bortezomib have not been evaluated in Japanese pediatric patients. Here, we report the results of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety of bortezomib combined with induction chemotherapy in Japanese children with refractory ALL. A total of six patients with B-precursor ALL were enrolled in this study...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401353/maternal-fetal-loss-history-and-increased-acute-leukemia-subtype-risk-in-subsequent-offspring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
M A Karalexi, N Dessypris, A Skalkidou, S -I Biniaris-Georgallis, Ε Ι Kalogirou, T P Thomopoulos, E Herlenius, L G Spector, D Loutradis, G P Chrousos, E Th Petridou
PURPOSE: History of fetal loss including miscarriage and stillbirth has been inconsistently associated with childhood (0-14 years) leukemia in subsequent offspring. A quantitative synthesis of the inconclusive literature by leukemia subtype was therefore conducted. METHODS: Eligible studies (N = 32) were identified through the screening of over 3500 publications. Random-effects meta-analyses were conducted on the association of miscarriage/stillbirth history with overall (AL; 18,868 cases/35,685 controls), acute lymphoblastic (ALL; 16,150 cases/38,655 controls), and myeloid (AML; 3042 cases/32,997 controls) leukemia...
April 11, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396162/phase-i-study-of-clofarabine-and-2-gy-total-body-irradiation-as-a-non-myeloablative-preparative-regimen-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hsct-in-pediatric-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-therapeutic-advances-in-childhood-leukemia-tacl-consortium
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Sandeep Soni, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Meghann McManus, Eneida Nemecek, Richard Sposto, Ann Woolfrey, Haydar Frangoul
Clofarabine is a purine nucleoside analog with immunosuppressive and anti-leukemic activity and its inclusion in reduced intensity regimens could potentially improve outcomes. We performed a prospective Phase I study of clofarabine combined with 2 Gy total body irradiation (TBI) as a non-myeloablative (NMA) preparative regimen for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients, who were considered at high risk of mortality from standard myeloablative regimens. The main goal of the study was to delineate the maximum feasible dose (MFD) of clofarabine in combination with 2 Gy TBI...
April 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395118/etv6-runx1-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-novel-b-cell-precursor-leukemia-subtype-associated-with-the-cd27-cd44-immunophenotype
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Marketa Zaliova, Michaela Kotrova, Silvia Bresolin, Jan Stuchly, Jan Stary, Ondrej Hrusak, Geertruy Te Kronnie, Jan Trka, Jan Zuna, Martina Vaskova
We have shown previously that ETV6/RUNX1-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is distinguishable from other ALL subtypes by CD27(p) °(s) /CD44(l) °(w-neg) immunophenotype. During diagnostic immunophenotyping of 573 childhood B-cell precursor ALL (BCP-ALL), we identified eight cases with this immunophenotype among "B-other ALL" (BCP-ALL cases negative for routinely tested chromosomal/genetic aberrations). We aimed to elucidate whether these cases belong to the recently described ETV6/RUNX1-like ALL defined by the ETV6/RUNX1-specific gene expression profile, harboring concurrent ETV6 and IKZF1 lesions...
April 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
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