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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526063/targeting-the-cxcr4-pathway-using-a-novel-anti-cxcr4-igg1-antibody-pf-06747143-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Manoj K Kashyap, Carlos I Amaya-Chanaga, Deepak Kumar, Brett Simmons, Nanni Huser, Yin Gu, Max Hallin, Kevin Lindquist, Rolla Yafawi, Michael Y Choi, Ale-Ali Amine, Laura Z Rassenti, Cathy Zhang, Shu-Hui Liu, Tod Smeal, Valeria R Fantin, Thomas J Kipps, Flavia Pernasetti, Januario E Castro
BACKGROUND: The CXCR4-CXCL12 axis plays an important role in the chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)-microenvironment interaction. Overexpression of CXCR4 has been reported in different hematological malignancies including CLL. Binding of the pro-survival chemokine CXCL12 with its cognate receptor CXCR4 induces cell migration. CXCL12/CXCR4 signaling axis promotes cell survival and proliferation and may contribute to the tropism of leukemia cells towards lymphoid tissues and bone marrow...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525644/risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-breakthrough-yeast-bloodstream-infections-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-in-the-era-of-newer-antifungal-agents
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Si-Hyun Kim, Jae-Ki Choi, Sung-Yeon Cho, Hyo-Jin Lee, Sun Hee Park, Su-Mi Choi, Dong-Gun Lee, Jung-Hyun Choi, Jin-Hong Yoo, Jong-Wook Lee
Although yeast bloodstream infections (BSIs) are increasingly being reported in patients with hematological malignancies undergoing antifungal therapy, clinical information regarding breakthrough infections is scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for and clinical outcomes of breakthrough yeast BSIs in patients with hematological malignancies in the era of newer antifungal agents. Between 2011 and 2014, all consecutive patients with hematological malignancies who developed yeast BSIs were included in a case-control study wherein breakthrough infections (cases) and de novo infections (controls) were compared...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524885/ocular-surface-analysis-in-hematological-patients-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-implication-for-daily-clinical-practice
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G Giannaccare, F Bonifazi, M Sessa, E Dan, M Arpinati, M Fresina, G Bandini, M Cavo, P Versura, E C Campos
PurposeTo evaluate ocular surface parameters before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to correlate them with clinical and transplant variables.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of data from 93 patients affected by hematological malignancies undergoing HSCT. Values from Ocular Surface Disease Index, Schirmer test, Break-up Time, ocular surface staining, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction score obtained before HSCT and 3-6 months after were retrieved from charts. Diagnosis and staging of dry eye (DE) disease was performed according to Dry Eye WorkShop criteria...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524832/measles-outbreak-in-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-patients-in-shanghai-2015
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Yan-Ling Ge, Xiao-Wen Zhai, Yan-Feng Zhu, Xiang-Shi Wang, Ai-Mei Xia, Yue-Fang Li, Mei Zeng
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress toward measles control are making in China, measles outbreaks in immunocompromised population still pose a challenge to interrupt endemic transmission. This study aimed to investigate the features of measles in pediatric hematology and oncology patients and explore the reasons behind the outbreak. METHODS: We collected demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data of immunocompromised measles children. All suspected measles cases were laboratory-confirmed based on the presence of measles IgM and/or identification of measles RNA...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524625/mrna-decay-an-adaptation-tool-for-the-environmental-fungal-pathogen-cryptococcus-neoformans
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REVIEW
Amanda L M Bloom, Jay Leipheimer, John C Panepinto
Fungi are ubiquitous in the environment and humans constantly encounter them in the soil, air, water, and food. The vast majority of these interactions are inconsequential. However, in the context of immunodeficiency precipitated by HIV infection, hematologic malignancy, or transplantation, a small subset of fungi can cause devastating, systemic infection. The most deadly of the opportunistic environmental fungi, Cryptococcus neoformans, is estimated to cause hundreds of thousands of deaths per year, mostly in the context of HIV co-infection...
May 19, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522957/crohn-s-disease-and-smoldering-multiple-myeloma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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So Young Park, Jae Min Kim, Hyun Joon Kang, Minje Kim, Jae Joon Han, Chi Hoon Maeng, Sun Kyung Baek, Hwi-Joong Yoon, Si-Young Kim, Hyo Jong Kim
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that presents with abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. Although the etiology has not been fully elucidated, both environmental and genetic causes are known to be involved. In chronic inflammatory conditions such as IBD, B lymphocytes are chronically stimulated, and they induce monoclonal expansion of plasma cells, sometimes resulting in monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. Immunomodulators that are commonly used to control inflammation, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) blockers could increase the possibility of hematologic malignancy...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522345/allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-older-patients-prognosis-determined-by-disease-risk-index
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Fiona He, Qing Cao, Aleksandr Lazaryan, Claudio Brunstein, Shernan Holtan, Erica Warlick, Celalettin Ustun, Brian McClune, Mukta Arora, Armin Rashidi, Craig Eckfeldt, Daniel J Weisdorf, Nelli Bejanyan
The treatment of elderly patients with advanced hematological malignancies has expanded to include reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) as a potentially curative option. We studied the association between disease risk index (DRI) and clinical outcomes of 196 elderly patients (median age: 64.8 [60-75] years) with hematological malignancies receiving RIC alloHCT (2000-2014). Donors were adult related and unrelated (RD, URD; n = 100, 51.1%) or umbilical cord blood (UCB) (n = 96, 48...
May 15, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518219/impact-of-the-timing-of-hepatitis-b-virus-identification-and-anti-hepatitis-b-virus-therapy-initiation-on-the-risk-of-adverse-liver-outcomes-for-patients-receiving-cancer-therapy
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Jessica P Hwang, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Scott B Cantor, Andrea Barbo, Heather Y Lin, Sairah Ahmed, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Christian Donato-Santana, Cathy Eng, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Michael J Fisch, Peter McLaughlin, George R Simon, Gabriela Rondon, Elizabeth J Shpall, Anna S Lok
BACKGROUND: Data on the incidence of adverse liver outcomes are limited for cancer patients with chronic (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]-positive/hepatitis B core antibody [anti-HBc]-positive) or past (HBsAg-negative/anti-HBc-positive) hepatitis B virus (HBV) after chemotherapy. This study was aimed at determining the impact of test timing and anti-HBV therapy on adverse liver outcomes in these patients. METHODS: Patients with solid or hematologic malignancies who received chemotherapy between 2004 and 2011 were retrospectively studied...
May 18, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518151/disulfiram-copper-selectively-eradicates-aml-leukemia-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-simultaneous-induction-of-ros-jnk-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2
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Bing Xu, Shiyun Wang, Rongwei Li, Kai Chen, Lingli He, Manman Deng, Vinodh Kannappan, Jie Zha, Huijuan Dong, Weiguang Wang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous malignancy. Despite the advances in past decades, the clinical outcomes of AML patients remain poor. Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is the major cause of the recurrence of AML even after aggressive treatment making, promoting development of LSC-targeted agents is an urgent clinical need. Although the antitumor activity of disulfiram (DS), an approved anti-alcoholism drug, has been demonstrated in multiple types of tumors including hematological malignancies such as AML, it remains unknown whether this agent would also be able to target cancer stem cells like LSCs...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515942/a-tandem-cd19-cd20-car-lentiviral-vector-drives-on-target-and-off-target-antigen-modulation-in-leukemia-cell-lines
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Dina Schneider, Ying Xiong, Darong Wu, Volker Nӧlle, Sarah Schmitz, Waleed Haso, Andrew Kaiser, Boro Dropulic, Rimas J Orentas
BACKGROUND: Clinical success with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)- based immunotherapy for leukemia has been accompanied by the associated finding that antigen-escape variants of the disease are responsible for relapse. To target hematologic malignancies with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) that targets two antigens with a single vector, and thus potentially lessen the chance of leukemic escape mutations, a tandem-CAR approach was investigated. METHODS: Antigen binding domains from the FMC63 (anti-CD19) and Leu16 (anti-CD20) antibodies were linked in differing configurations to transmembrane and T cell signaling domains to create tandem-CARs...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515935/methotrexate-encephalopathy-two-cases-in-adult-cancer-patients-who-recovered-with-pathophysiologically-based-therapy
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Shodeinde A Coker, David A Pastel, Melissa C Davis, Elizabeth M Bengtson, Camilo E Fadul, Lionel D Lewis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Neurotoxicity is a serious and sometimes fatal adverse effect that can occur following methotrexate treatment. We describe two adult patients with hematological malignancies with methotrexate encephalopathy who recovered with dextromethorphan therapy. RESULTS: Case 1: A 24-year-old male with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed the acute onset of bilateral facial weakness and slurred speech after his first treatment with high-dose intravenous methotrexate...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515365/ceramide-synthesis-regulates-t-cell-activity-and-gvhd-development
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M Hanief Sofi, Jessica Heinrichs, Mohammed Dany, Hung Nguyen, Min Dai, David Bastian, Steven Schutt, Yongxia Wu, Anusara Daenthanasanmak, Salih Gencer, Aleksandra Zivkovic, Zdzislaw Szulc, Holger Stark, Chen Liu, Ying-Jun Chang, Besim Ogretmen, Xue-Zhong Yu
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is an effective immunotherapy for a variety of hematologic malignances, yet its efficacy is impeded by the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). GVHD is characterized by activation, expansion, cytokine production, and migration of alloreactive donor T cells. Hence, strategies to limit GVHD are highly desirable. Ceramides are known to contribute to inflammation and autoimmunity. However, their involvement in T-cell responses to alloantigens is undefined...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515100/detection-of-chromosomal-translocation-in-hematologic-malignancies-by-a-novel-dna-based-looped-ligation-assay-lola
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Shuko Harada, Emily Sizzle, Ming-Tseh Lin, Christopher D Gocke
BACKGROUND: Disease-defining chromosomal translocations are seen in various neoplasms, especially in lymphomas and leukemias. Translocation detection at the DNA level is often complicated by chromosomal breakpoints that are distributed over very large regions. We have developed a ligation-based assay [the looped ligation assay (LOLA)] to detect translocations from diseases with multiple widely spaced breakpoint hot spots. METHODS: Oligonucleotide sets that probe breakpoints of IGH-BCL2 (immunoglobulin heavy-apoptosis regulator) in follicular lymphoma (FL), MYC-IGH (MYC proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor- immunoglobulin heavy) in Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and BCR-ABL1 (RhoGEF and GTPase activating protein-ABL proto-oncogene 1, non-receptor tyrosine kinase) in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) were designed...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514979/determination-of-a-cutoff-time-point-for-prophylactic-exchange-of-central-venous-catheters-for-prevention-of-central-venous-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Enrico Schalk, Lena M Biehl, Jacqueline Färber, Dirk Schlüter, Maria J G T Vehreschild, Thomas Fischer
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May 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514772/risk-of-onset-of-hematological-malignancies-in-patients-infected-with-the-hepatitis-b-virus-results-from-a-large-scale-retrospective-cohort-study-in-china
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Xiaoyang Li, Yu Zheng, Hongming Zhu, Xiaojing Lin, Yunxiang Zhang, Yubing Zhao, Jiong Hu, Junmin Li
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major global issue, because an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma among patients infected with HBV is well established. Recently, it has been suggested that HBV is associated with other human cancers. However, the association between HBV and the risk of onset of hematological malignancies remains controversial. The aim of this large-scale retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the association between HBV infection and hematological malignancies. A retrospective analysis of 86,115 newly admitted patients at Shanghai Ruijin Hospital was performed...
May 18, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514768/driving-better-and-safer-her2-specific-cars-for-cancer-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Xianqiang Liu, Nan Zhang, Huan Shi
Given the clinical efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-based therapy in hematological malignancies, CAR T-cell therapy for a number of solid tumors has been actively investigated. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a well-established therapeutic target in breast, as well as other types of cancer. However, HER2 CAR T cells pose a risk of lethal toxicity including cytokine release syndrome from "on-target, off-tumor" recognition of HER2. In this review, we summarize the development of conventional HER2 CAR technology, the alternative selection of CAR hosts, the novel HER2 CAR designs, clinical studies and toxicity...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513872/nucleophosmin-regulates-intracellular-oxidative-stress-homeostasis-via-antioxidant-prdx6
#17
Guo-Yan Liu, Jing-Xian Shi, Song-Lin Shi, Fan Liu, Gang Rui, Xiao Li, Li-Bin Gao, Xiao-Ling Deng, Qi-Fu Li
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play both deleterious and beneficial roles in cancer cells. Nucleophosmin (NPM) is heavily implicated in cancers of diverse origins, being its gene over-expression in solid tumors or frequent mutations in hematological malignancies. However, the role and regulatory mechanism of NPM in oxidative stress are unclear. Here, we found that NPM regulated the expression of peroxiredoxin 6 (PRDX6), a member of thiol-specific antioxidant protein family, consequently affected the level and distribution of ROS...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513851/population-pharmacokinetics-of-brentuximab-vedotin-in-patients-with-cd30-expressing-hematologic-malignancies
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Hong Li, Tae H Han, Naomi N Hunder, Graham Jang, Baiteng Zhao
Brentuximab vedotin, a CD30-directed antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), is approved for treating certain patients with CD30-expressing hematologic malignancies. Its primary mechanism of action is the targeted delivery of a microtubule-disrupting agent, monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), to CD30-expressing cells. A population pharmacokinetic (PopPK) analysis was conducted to characterize the PK of ADC and unconjugated MMAE in patients with CD30-expressing hematologic malignancies by compartmental analysis and to evaluate the effects of covariates on PK of the ADC...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512561/bone-marrow-homing-and-engraftment-defects-of-human-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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REVIEW
Giovanni Caocci, Marianna Greco, Giorgio La Nasa
Homing of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) to their microenvironment niches in the bone marrow is a complex process with a critical role in repopulation of the bone marrow after transplantation. This active process allows for migration of HSC from peripheral blood and their successful anchoring in bone marrow before proliferation. The process of engraftment starts with the onset of proliferation and must, therefore, be functionally dissociated from the former process. In this overview, we analyze the characteristics of stem cells (SCs) with particular emphasis on their plasticity and ability to find their way home to the bone marrow...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512419/successful-treatment-of-primary-cutaneous-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-acquired-ichthyosis-with-oral-bexarotene-monotherapy
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Kayo Tanita, Taku Fujimura, Yota Sato, Takanori Hidaka, Sadanori Furudate, Yumi Kambayashi, Akira Tsukada, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Acquired ichthyosis (AI) is a reactive cutaneous manifestation that can be associated with malignant hematological disease, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Since it is difficult to distinguish AI from ichthyosiform mycosis fungoides, to select the treatment for CTCL with ichthyosis-like appearance and to evaluate its efficacy is sometimes challenging. In this report, we describe a case of primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified presenting AI successfully treated with oral bexarotene...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
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