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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811744/cytogenetic-profile-and-flt3-gene-mutations-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#1
Nawaf Alkhayat, Yasser Elborai, Omer Al Sharif, Mohammad Al Shahrani, Omar Alsuhaibani, Mohammed Awad, Hatem Elghezal, Inesse Ben-Abdallah Bouhajar, Mona Alfaraj, Eman Al Mussaed, Fahad Alabbas, Ghaleb Elyamany
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by recurrent genetic aberrations. The identification of those abnormalities is clinically important because they are considered significant risk-stratifying markers. AIMS: There are insufficient data of cytogenetic profiles in Saudi Arabian patients with childhood ALL leukemia. We have examined a cohort of 110 cases of ALL to determine the cytogenetic profiles and prevalence of FLT3 mutations and analysis of the more frequently observed abnormalities and its correlations to other biologic factors and patient outcomes and to compare our results with previously published results...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810325/-heterogeneity-and-clonal-evolution-in-pediatric-etv6-runx1-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-quantitative-multigene-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
#2
L Zhang, L P Hu, X M Liu, Y Guo, W Y Yang, J Y Zhang, F Liu, T F Liu, S C Wang, X J Chen, M Ruan, B Q Qi, L X Chang, Y M Chen, Y Zou, X F Zhu
Objective: To evaluate heterogeneity and clonal evolution in pediatric ETV6-RUNX1(+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in China. Methods: Totally 48 children (<14 years) with newly diagnosed ETV6-RUNX1(+) ALL in Institute of Hematology and Blood Disease Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, from February 2006 to June 2011 were included. The copy number variations were analyzed by quantitative multigene fluorescence in situ hybridization (QM-FISH) in 48 patients. Non-normal distribution of measurement data were shown with Median (range) , count data were shown with percent (%) ...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809761/the-t-12-21-p13-q22-in-pediatric-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-an-update
#3
Maximilian Becker, Kristie Liu, Carlos A Tirado
Pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is the most common hematological malignancy in children, and the t(12;21)(p13;q22) occurs in approximately 25% of these cases, making it is the most prevalent chromosomal abnormality. The t(12;21) which disrupts hematopoietic differentiation and proliferation, and can be present as a sole abnormality or within the context of a complex karyotype characterized by three or more chromosomal abnormalities. The prognosis of t(12;21) within a complex karyotype is extensively debated...
2017: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806978/transcriptome-sequencing-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-identifies-fusion-genes-associated-with-distinct-dna-methylation-profiles
#4
Yanara Marincevic-Zuniga, Johan Dahlberg, Sara Nilsson, Amanda Raine, Sara Nystedt, Carl Mårten Lindqvist, Eva C Berglund, Jonas Abrahamsson, Lucia Cavelier, Erik Forestier, Mats Heyman, Gudmar Lönnerholm, Jessica Nordlund, Ann-Christine Syvänen
BACKGROUND: Structural chromosomal rearrangements that lead to expressed fusion genes are a hallmark of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this study, we performed transcriptome sequencing of 134 primary ALL patient samples to comprehensively detect fusion transcripts. METHODS: We combined fusion gene detection with genome-wide DNA methylation analysis, gene expression profiling, and targeted sequencing to determine molecular signatures of emerging ALL subtypes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806282/adenovirus-infection-in-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-canadian-infection-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-research-group
#5
Samuele Renzi, Salah Ali, Carol Portwine, David Mitchell, David Dix, Victor Lewis, Victoria Price, Michelle Science, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: Children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at high risk of life-threatening bacterial and fungal infection. However, little is known about the prevalence or severity of adenovirus infection in this population. Objective was to describe the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of adenovirus infection in children with newly diagnosed AML. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review based upon two multi-center cohort studies which focused on identifying risk factors for infection in children with AML...
August 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802664/cytokines-and-soluble-hla-g-levels-in-bone-marrow-stroma-and-their-association-with-the-survival-rate-of-patients-exhibiting-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Renata Dos Santos Almeida, Alessandra Maria de Luna Ramos, Carlos Feitosa Luna, Francisco Pedrosa, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Norma Lucena-Silva
Leukemic cells can induce defective expression of soluble factors and change marrow cytokine profile, leading to aberrant cell signaling, cell fixation and cell proliferation in bone marrow. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive disorder which accounts for 15% of pediatric ALL. To evaluate the contribution of immunological factors on T-ALL survival, we measured Th1, Th2, Th17 cytokines and soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) levels in bone marrow from 32 Brazilian children at diagnosis (D0), after induction (D19) and after consolidation (D49) of the chemotherapy phase...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798290/bradycardia-and-hypothermia-complicating-azithromycin-treatment
#7
Kerri Benn, Sam Salman, Madhu Page-Sharp, Timothy M E Davis, Jim P Buttery
BACKGROUND Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic widely used to treat respiratory, urogenital, and other infections. Gastrointestinal upset, headache, and dizziness are common adverse effects, and prolongation of the rate-corrected electrocardiographic QT interval and malignant arrhythmias have been reported. There are rare reports of bradycardia and hypothermia but not in the same patient. CASE REPORT A 4-year-old boy given intravenous azithromycin as part of treatment for febrile neutropenia complicating leukemia chemotherapy developed hypothermia (rectal temperature 35...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797998/the-effect-of-dose-volume-parameters-on-central-nervous-system-relapse-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-receiving-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation
#8
Zeliha Guzeloz, Ayse Nur Demiral, Fatma Eren, Mehmet Adigul, Ahmet Ergin Capar, Handan Cakmakci, Sebnem Yilmaz, Ozlem Tufekci, Hale Oren, Riza Çetingoz
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of dosevolume parameters of brain parenchyma, optic nerves (ONs) and cribriform plate (CP), which were determined on central nervous system (CNS) control in pediatric leukemia patients who have undergone prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) at our department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the current study, the records of 14 patients were examined retrospectively. Along with the minimum and maximum doses for brain and CP, D95% (minimal dose received by the 95% volume of a structure) and V95% (percent volume of target receiving 95% of prescribed dose) could be obtained from the dose-volume histogram...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792686/viral-surveillance-using-pcr-during-treatment-of-aml-and-all
#9
Stephanie B Dixon, Adam Lane, Maureen M O'Brien, Karen C Burns, Jennifer L Mangino, Erin H Breese, Michael J Absalon, John P Perentesis, Christine L Phillips
BACKGROUND: While viral surveillance of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and adenovirus using PCR is routine in patients undergoing hematopoetic stem cell transplant and solid organ transplant, the utility in the nontransplant pediatric leukemia population is unknown. Our institution screens patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for viral DNAemia by PCR as part of clinical care. PROCEDURE: This retrospective chart review included patients treated for newly diagnosed or relapsed AML or ALL between April 2010 and September 2014...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792268/kit-mutations-correlate-with-adverse-survival-in-children-with-core-binding-factor-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Xi Chen, Hu Dou, Xingjuan Wang, Yi Huang, Ling Lu, Junqing Bin, Yongchun Su, Lin Zou, Jie Yu, Liming Bao
The prevalence and clinical relevance of KIT mutations in childhood core-binding factor (CBF) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have not been well characterized. In this study, a total of 212 children with de novo AML were enrolled from a Chinese population and 50 (23.5%) of the patients were deemed CBF-AML. KIT mutations were identified in 30% of the CBF-AML cohort. The KIT mutations were clustered in exon 17 and exon 8, and KIT mutations in exons 8 and 17 were correlated with a shorter overall survival (OS) (5-year OS: 30...
August 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792162/immunological-subtypes-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-beyond-morphology-experience-from-kidwai-state-cancer-institute-bengaluru-india
#11
Namrata N Rajkumar, Raghavendra H Vijay
INTRODUCTION: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is disease of lymphoid precursors and is the most common cancer. Diagnosis of ALL is made by evaluating morphology and flowcytometric Immunophenotyping (FCI)and is an important adjunct in diagnosis and determining treatment in ALL, with availability of extensive monoclonal antibodies in the recent years there is tremendous progress in the field of FCI, and is a requirement by World Health Organisation for the classification of acute lymphoblastic Leukemia...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791218/cytomegalovirus-induced-hemophagocytic-lymphocytic-histiocytosis-in-two-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#12
Benjamin Waddell, Chris Belcher, Emily Willey
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare inflammatory condition with tissue destruction due to abnormal immune activation. We present a series of 2 cases of cytomegalovirus-induced HLH in children during maintenance chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These cases emphasize the importance of considering secondary HLH in this high-risk subset of pediatric patients.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790849/immunotargeting-relapsed-or-refractory-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-role-of-blinatumomab
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REVIEW
Manon Queudeville, Rupert Handgretinger, Martin Ebinger
Patients with refractory or relapsed (R/R) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a dismal prognosis of around 5% long-term survival when treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy and allogenic stem cell transplantation. T-cell immunobased strategies open up new therapeutic perspectives. Blinatumomab is the first of a new class of antibody constructs that was labeled bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE): it consists of two single chain variable fragment connected with a flexible linker, one side binding CD3, the other CD19...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777460/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-inhibition-potentiates-glucocorticoid-response-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Cecilia Evangelisti, Alessandra Cappellini, Mariana Oliveira, Rita Fragoso, João T Barata, Alice Bertaina, Franco Locatelli, Carolina Simioni, Luca M Neri, Francesca Chiarini, Annalisa Lonetti, Francesca Buontempo, Ester Orsini, Andrea Pession, Lucia Manzoli, Alberto Maria Martelli, Camilla Evangelisti
Despite remarkable progress in polychemotherapy protocols, pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) remains fatal in around 20% of cases. Hence, novel targeted therapies are needed for patients with poor prognosis. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are drugs commonly administrated for B-ALL treatment. Activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin signaling pathway is frequently observed in B-ALL and contributes to GC-resistance. Here, we analyzed for the first time to our knowledge, the therapeutic potential of pan and isoform-selective PI3K p110 inhibitors, alone or combined with dexamethasone (DEX), in B-ALL leukemia cell lines and patient samples...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776425/treatment-of-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-inotuzumab-ozogamicin
#15
Shilpa Paul, Caitlin R Rausch, Hagop Kantarjian, Elias J Jabbour
Treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has largely relied on cytotoxic chemotherapy agents borrowed from successful treatment regimens of pediatric ALL. However, the high cure rates seen in pediatric ALL have not been replicated in adults. In recent years, the development of monoclonal antibodies targeting cell surface antigens, such as CD19 and CD20, have significantly improved outcomes when used alone or in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy. With these novel agents come challenges in managing adverse events, understanding mechanisms of resistance and determining their optimal place in therapy alongside conventional chemotherapy and allogeneic stem cell transplant...
August 4, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771903/fludarabine-cytarabine-g-csf-and-idarubicin-for-children-with-relapsed-aml
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Hideki Nakayama, Daisuke Tomizawa, Shiro Tanaka, Shotaro Iwamoto, Akira Shimada, Akiko M Saito, Yuka Yamashita, Hiroshi Moritake, Kiminori Terui, Takashi Taga, Hidemasa Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hajime Hosoi, Hidemitsu Kurosawa, Keiichi Isoyama, Keizo Horibe, Shuki Mizutani, Souichi Adachi
BACKGROUND: The combination of fludarabine (Flu), high dose cytarabine (Ara-C) and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) called "FLAG" with anthracyclines has become a standard chemotherapy for refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in European children and adults. To clarify the efficacy and the safety of FLAG-idarubicin (IDA) for children prospectively, we planned a multicenter phase II study (AML-R11) by Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group. METHODS: Patients with AML at the age between 2 and 20 years old, who had the first bone marrow (BM) relapse or induction failure, were enrolled...
August 3, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771784/a-qualitative-study-of-decision-making-on-phase-iii-randomized-clinical-trial-participation-in-pediatric-oncology-adolescents-and-parents-perspectives-and-preferences
#17
Marianne Vie Ingersgaard, Morten Tulstrup, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Hanne Baekgaard Larsen
AIM: To explore parents' and adolescents' motives for accepting/declining participation in the ALL2008 trials and adolescents' involvement in the decision-making process. BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL2008 protocol were eligible for two randomizations testing 6-mercaptopurine treatment intensifications to improve efficacy and Asparaginase de-escalation to reduce toxicity...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768907/upregulated-heme-biosynthesis-an-exploitable-vulnerability-in-mycn-driven-leukemogenesis
#18
Yu Fukuda, Yao Wang, Shangli Lian, John Lynch, Shinjiro Nagai, Bruce Fanshawe, Ayten Kandilci, Laura J Janke, Geoffrey Neale, Yiping Fan, Brian P Sorrentino, Martine F Roussel, Gerard Grosveld, John D Schuetz
The increased heme biosynthesis long observed in leukemia was previously of unknown significance. Heme, synthesized from porphyrin precursors, plays a central role in oxygen metabolism and mitochondrial function, yet little is known about its role in leukemogenesis. Here, we show increased expression of heme biosynthetic genes, including UROD, only in pediatric AML samples that have high MYCN expression. High expression of both UROD and MYCN predicts poor overall survival and unfavorable outcomes in adult AML...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768111/providing-pediatric-palliative-care-education-using-problem-based-learning
#19
Karen Moody, Marlene McHugh, Rebecca Baker, Hillel Cohen, Priya Pinto, Stephanie Deutsch, Ruth O Santizo, Miriam Schechter, James Fausto, Pablo Joo
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for improvement in education and training of pediatricians in pediatric palliative care (PPC). Given the shortage of PPC physicians and the immediate need for PPC medical education, this study reports the outcomes of a problem-based learning (PBL) module facilitated by academic general and subspecialty pediatric faculty (non-PPC specialists) to third year medical students. Objectives/Setting: To test the effectiveness of a PPC-PBL module on third year medical students' and pediatric faculty's declarative knowledge, attitudes toward, perceived exposure, and self-assessed competency in PPC objectives...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767288/arsenic-trioxide-consolidation-allows-anthracycline-dose-reduction-for-pediatric-patients-with-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group-phase-iii-historically-controlled-trial-aaml0631
#20
Matthew A Kutny, Todd A Alonzo, Robert B Gerbing, Yi-Cheng Wang, Susana C Raimondi, Betsy A Hirsch, Cecilia H Fu, Soheil Meshinchi, Alan S Gamis, James H Feusner, John J Gregory
Purpose The Children's Oncology Group AAML0631 trial for newly diagnosed pediatric acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) was a phase III historically controlled trial to determine the survival of patients receiving arsenic trioxide (ATO) consolidation and reduced doses of anthracyclines. Patients and Methods Patients age 2 to 21 years with de novo APL confirmed by PML-RARα polymerase chain reaction were stratified as standard risk (SR) or high risk (HR) on the basis of diagnostic WBC count. All patients received all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) during induction, each consolidation course, and maintenance...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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