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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810803/driving-cars-on-the-highway-to-solid-cancer-some-considerations-on-the-adoptive-therapy-with-car-t-cells
#1
Hinrich Abken
Adoptive therapy with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) redirected T cells achieved lasting remissions in hematologic malignancies even in terminal stages of the disease; exploring CAR T cell therapy in the treatment of solid tumors has just begun, balancing efficacy versus toxicity in early phase trials. In contrast to leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumors display a tremendously variable biology demanding different strategies to make a T cell attack successful in the long-term. We summarize current developments, discuss the hurdles and consider some modifications to improve the CAR T cell therapy in the treatment of solid tumors...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808514/nodular-pulmonary-amyloidosis-with-primary-pulmonary-malt-lymphoma-masquerading-as-metastatic-lung-disease
#2
Sunil Upadhaya, Mohd Baig, Basim Towfiq, Samer Al Hadidi
Nodular pulmonary amyloidosis is a very rare form of localized amyloidosis involving the lung, with very little known about its nature. It is usually associated with indolent B cell lymphoproliferative disorder and also connective tissue disorders. No definite treatment guideline exists. Many patients respond to chemotherapy with low risk of progression and a 'wait and watch' strategy is also considered a valid treatment option. In this report the authors present a case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis with pulmonary mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma that presented with features of metastatic malignant disease and after definitive diagnosis decided not to undergo treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808482/the-chinese-herb-prunella-vulgaris-promotes-apoptosis-in-human-well-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-via-the-b-cell-lymphoma-2-bcl-2-associated-x-protein-caspase-3-signaling-pathway
#3
De-Tao Yin, Mengyuan Lei, Jianhui Xu, Hongqiang Li, Yongfei Wang, Zhen Liu, Runsheng Ma, Kun Yu, Xianghua Li
Prunella vulgaris (PV), a traditional Chinese herb, has been shown to be rich in bioactive chemicals and possess anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects on tumor cells. The effect of PV on human well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC), which accounts for the majority of common endocrine malignancies, remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the function of PV on WDTC cell lines and apoptosis-associated signaling pathway activity. Additional studies demonstrated that PV may induce apoptosis in WDTC TPC-1 and FTC-133 cell lines, using the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay...
August 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806048/electrolytes-calcium-disorders
#4
Craig Barstow
A normal serum calcium level is 8 to 10 mg/dL. The diagnosis of hypercalcemia (ie, levels 10.5 mg/dL or greater) should be confirmed with an albumin-adjusted or ionized calcium level. The two most common causes of hypercalcemia are hyperparathyroidism and malignancy. Drugs, notably lithium and thiazide diuretics, also can cause hypercalcemia. Patients with severe or symptomatic hypercalcemia should be treated initially with hydration to decrease calcium levels. The evaluation should include a parathyroid hormone (PTH) level...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806027/a-rare-case-of-lymphadenopathy-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
#5
Josh Rezkalla, Douglas W Lynch
A relatively unknown cause of cervical lymphadenopathy is Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis. This is a rare and benign condition that presents with painful cervical lymphadenopathy, fevers, night sweats, and weight loss. This disease is most prevalent in Asian women between the age of 20-35 years. The diagnosis of Kikuchi Disease is made histologically and is characterized by paracortical areas of necrosis and a notable complete absence of neutrophils. The painful lymphadenopathy can be simply treated with antipyretics, but due to its presenting symptoms of Kikuchi disease, it is often mistaken for malignant lymphoma...
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805986/histiocytic-sarcoma-new-insights-into-fna-cytomorphology-and-molecular-characteristics
#6
Yin P Hung, Scott B Lovitch, Xiaohua Qian
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare malignant neoplasm showing morphologic and immunophenotypic features of histiocytes. Molecular characteristics of HS and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) criteria for its diagnosis have not been established. METHODS: A case series of HS in 8 FNA samples from 6 patients was reviewed along with histopathologic and clinical data. Immunohistochemistry was performed on cell blocks (3 cases), core biopsies (5 cases), and surgical specimens (4 cases)...
August 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805662/clinical-and-immunological-responses-after-cd30-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-redirected-lymphocytes
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Carlos A Ramos, Brandon Ballard, Huimin Zhang, Olga Dakhova, Adrian P Gee, Zhuyong Mei, Mrinalini Bilgi, Meng-Fen Wu, Hao Liu, Bambi Grilley, Catherine M Bollard, Bill H Chang, Cliona M Rooney, Malcolm K Brenner, Helen E Heslop, Gianpietro Dotti, Barbara Savoldo
BACKGROUND: Targeting CD30 with monoclonal antibodies in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) has had profound clinical success. However, adverse events, mainly mediated by the toxin component of the conjugated antibodies, cause treatment discontinuation in many patients. Targeting CD30 with T cells expressing a CD30-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) may reduce the side effects and augment antitumor activity. METHODS: We conducted a phase I dose escalation study in which 9 patients with relapsed/refractory HL or ALCL were infused with autologous T cells that were gene-modified with a retroviral vector to express the CD30-specific CAR (CD30...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804691/combination-of-celecoxib-celebrex-%C3%A2-and-cd19-car-redirected-ctl-immunotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphomas
#8
REVIEW
Tam Nm Dinh, Alexandra S Onea, Ali R Jazirehi
The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Celecoxib (Celebrex(®)) received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1998 for treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and in recent years, its use has been extended to various types of malignancies, such as breast, colon, and urinary cancers. To maintain the survival of malignant B cells, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) is highly dependent on inflammatory microenvironment, and is inhibited by celecoxib. Celecoxib hinders tumor growth interacting with various apoptotic genes, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family, phosphor-inositide-3 kinase/serine-threonine-specific protein kinase (PI3K/Akt), and inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAP) family...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803861/long-duration-complete-remissions-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-after-anti-cd19-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t%C3%A2-cell-therapy
#9
James N Kochenderfer, Robert P T Somerville, Tangying Lu, James C Yang, Richard M Sherry, Steven A Feldman, Lori McIntyre, Adrian Bot, John Rossi, Norris Lam, Steven A Rosenberg
T cells expressing anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) can induce complete remissions (CRs) of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The long-term durability of these remissions is unknown. We administered anti-CD19 CAR T cells preceded by cyclophosphamide and fludarabine conditioning chemotherapy to patients with relapsed DLBCL. Five of the seven evaluable patients obtained CRs. Four of the five CRs had long-term durability with durations of remission of 56, 51, 44, and 38 months; to date, none of these four cases of lymphomas have relapsed...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803241/gender-specific-aspects-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#10
Doris Posch, Werner Rabitsch, Philipp Wohlfarth, Michael Leiner, Edit Porpaczy, Johannes Drach, Markus Raderer, Wolfgang Lamm
OBJECTIVE: Limited data exist on gender-specific aspects in hematologic malignancies and have been obtained mostly in non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The objective of this study was to investigate gender-specific aspects in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of 191 patients with MM who underwent ASCT was performed. Data collected from clinical records included age, sex, stage, induction therapy, outcome of induction, kind of stem cell mobilization, response to induction therapy and ASCT, cytogenetic aberrations, progression-free survival, and overall survival...
August 12, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803175/seeding-of-abdomen-with-primary-intracranial-hemangiopericytoma-by-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-case-report
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Kelly Bridges, Rebecca Sauerwein, Marjorie Grafe, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis, Aaron Halfpenny, Ahmed Raslan
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement has been implicated in extraneural metastasis of many primary central nervous system tumors. Reported cases include, but are not limited to, medulloblastoma, germ cell tumor, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, lymphoma, ependymoma, melanoma, and choroid plexus tumors. However, a literature review reveals no reported cases of extraneural metastasis of solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma (SFT/HPC). CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we report the case of a 34-year-old man with recurrent intracranial malignant SFT/HPC who had undergone surgical tumor resection and subsequent placement of a VPS for obstructive hydrocephalus in 2004...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802842/the-role-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-lymphoid-malignancies
#12
REVIEW
Adrienne Nugent, Richard L Proia
B cell lymphoma consists of multiple individual diseases arising throughout the lifespan of B cell development. From pro-B cells in the bone marrow, through circulating mature memory B cells, each stage of B cell development is prone to oncogenic mutation and transformation, which can lead to a corresponding lymphoma. Therapies designed against individual types of lymphoma often target features that differ between malignant cells and the corresponding normal cells from which they arise. These genetic changes between tumor and normal cells can include oncogene activation, tumor suppressor gene repression and modified cell surface receptor expression...
August 9, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801242/oxidant-species-are-involved-in-t-b-mediated-erk1-2-phosphorylation-that-activates-p53-p21-axis-to-promote-kshv-lytic-cycle-in-pel-cells
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Roberta Gonnella, Shivangi Yadav, Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Marisa Granato, Roberta Santarelli, Alessia Garufi, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
KSHV is a gammaherpesvirus strongly associated to human cancers such as Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) and Kaposi's Sarcoma. The naturally virus-infected tumor cells usually display latent infection since a minority of cells undergoes spontaneous viral replication. The lytic cycle can be induced in vitro upon appropriate stimuli such as TPA (T), alone or in combination with butyrate (B), (T/B). In previous studies, Protein Kinase C (PKC) δ, Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase1/2 (ERK1/2) and p53-p21 axis have been separately reported to play a role in KSHV reactivation from latency...
August 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800491/survival-for-patients-with-rare-haematologic-malignancies-changes-in-the-early-21st-century
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Dianne Pulte, Janick Weberpals, Lina Jansen, Sabine Luttmann, Bernd Holleczek, Alice Nennecke, Meike Ressing, Alexander Katalinic, Hermann Brenner
INTRODUCTION: Population-level survival has improved for common haematologic malignancies in the early 21st century. However, relatively few population-level data are available for rare haematologic malignancies. METHODS: Data were extracted from 12 cancer registries in Germany and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database in the United States (US). Cases of haematologic malignancies with an incidence of less than 1 per 100,000 were selected for analysis...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800143/immunohistochemistry-reveals-an-increased-proportion-of-myc-positive-cells-in-subcutaneous-panniculitis-like-t-cell-lymphoma-compared-with-lupus-panniculitis
#15
Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, Danielle De Stefano, Jinah Kim
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is a malignant primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that shares significant clinical, histopathologic, and immunophenotypic overlap with lupus erythematosus panniculitis (LEP). METHODS: We performed immunohistochemistry for the MYC oncoprotein on 23 cases of SPTCL (one CD8 negative) and 12 cases of LEP to evaluate if there are quantitative or qualitative differences in protein expression of this marker in these entities...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797620/extended-follow-up-of-patients-treated-with-bendamustine-for-lymphoid-malignancies
#16
Mara Penne, Maryam Sarraf Yazdy, Kruti Sheth Nair, Bruce D Cheson
INTRODUCTION: Bendamustine, typically in combination with rituximab, is an effective treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite its acceptable short-term toxicity profile, long-term toxicities are less well established. This study investigated the long-term adverse effects of bendamustine and responses to subsequent treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Charts of 194 patients were retrospectively reviewed; 54% had received prior treatment (76% attained complete response [CR] or partial response [PR])...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796244/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-synergize-with-atr-inhibitors-in-melanoma-in-melanoma
#17
Somsundar Veppil Muralidharan, Berglind Osk Einarsdottir, Joydeep Bhadury, Mattias F Lindberg, Jin Wu, Eric Campeau, Roger Olofsson Bagge, Ulrika Stierner, Lars Ny, Lisa M Nilsson, Jonas A Nilsson
Metastatic malignant melanoma continues to be a challenging disease despite clinical translation of the comprehensive understanding of driver mutations and how melanoma cells evade immune attack. In Myc-driven lymphoma, efficacy of epigenetic inhibitors of the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) family of bromodomain proteins can be enhanced by combination therapy with inhibitors of the DNA damage response kinase ATR. Whether this combination is active in solid malignancies like melanoma, and how it relates to immune therapy, has not previously investigated...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795410/clinicopathological-analysis-of-46-cases-with-cd4-and-or-cd56-immature-hematolymphoid-malignancy-reappraisal-of-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-and-related-neoplasms
#18
Yuka Suzuki, Seiichi Kato, Kei Kohno, Akira Satou, Ahmed E Eladl, Naoko Asano, Michihiro Kono, Yuichi Kato, Masafumi Taniwaki, Masashi Akiyama, Shigeo Nakamura
AIMS: Here we aimed to investigate the clinicopathological features of CD4+ and/or CD56+ immature hematolymphoid malignancy (iHLM), including blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed the clinicopathological features of 46 patients consecutively diagnosed with CD4+/CD56+ iHLM. These cases were categorized into three groups based on their immunohistochemical expression of three plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) markers (CD123, CD303, and TCL1): cutaneous BPDCN (n = 35), non-cutaneous BPDCN (n = 6), and non-BPDCN-type CD56+ neoplasms (n = 5)...
August 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792782/emerging-antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treating-lymphoid-malignancies
#19
Anna Wolska-Washer, Pawel Robak, Piotr Smolewski, Tadeusz Robak
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC) are monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) attached to biologically active drugs through specialized chemical linkers. They deliver and release cytotoxic agents at the tumor site, reducing the likelihood of systemic exposure and therefore toxicity. These agents should improve the potency of chemotherapy by increasing the accumulation of the cytotoxic drug within or near the neoplastic cells with reduced systemic effects. Areas covered and methods: A literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE database, PubMed, for articles in English examining Mabs, B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors and immunomodulating drugs...
August 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792266/comprehensive-genomic-characterization-dissects-the-complex-biology-of-a-case-of-synchronous-burkitt-lymphoma-and-myeloid-malignancy-with-shared-hematopoietic-ancestry
#20
Georgina L Ryland, Kate Jones, Michelle McBean, Amit Khot, John Francis Seymour, Piers Blombery
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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