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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103640/addition-of-cladribine-to-the-standard-induction-treatment-improves-outcomes-in-a-subset-of-elderly-aml-patients-results-of-a-randomized-polish-adult-leukemia-group-palg-phase-ii-trial
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Agnieszka Pluta, Tadeusz Robak, Agata Wrzesien-Kus, Bozena Katarzyna Budziszewska, Kazimierz Sulek, Ewa Wawrzyniak, Magdalena Czemerska, Malgorzata Zwolinska, Aleksandra Golos, Aleksandra Holowiecka-Goral, Slawomira Kyrcz-Krzemien, Jaroslaw Piszcz, Janusz Kloczko, Monika Mordak-Domagala, Andrzej Lange, Małgorzata Razny, Krzysztof Madry, Wieslaw Wiktor-Jedrzejczak, Sebastian Grosicki, Aleksandra Butrym, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Krzysztof Warzocha, Jerzy Holowiecki, Sebastian Giebel, Richard Szydlo, Agnieszka Wierzbowska
Intensive induction chemotherapy using anthracycline and cytarabine backbone is considered the most effective upfront therapy in physically fit older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, outcomes of the standard induction in elderly AML are inferior to those observed in younger patients and they are still unsatisfactory. As addition of cladribine to the standard induction therapy is known to improve outcome in younger AML patients, the present randomized phase II study compares efficacy and toxicity of the DAC (daunorubicin plus cytarabine plus cladribine) regimen with the standard DA (daunorubicin plus cytarabine) regimen in the newly diagnosed AML patients over 60 years of age...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101911/comparison-of-cbv-beam-and-beac-high-dose-chemotherapy-followed-by-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-efficacy-and-toxicity
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Youwu Shi, Peng Liu, Shengyu Zhou, Jianliang Yang, Xiaohong Han, Xiaohui He, Changgong Zhang, Lin Gui, Yan Qin, Sheng Yang, Liya Zhao, Jiarui Yao, Bo Jia, Shuxiang Zhang, Yan Sun, Yuankai Shi
AIM: Limited data are available to guide the choice of conditioning regimen before autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for patients with lymphoma. METHODS: We analyzed 129 non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients who underwent AHSCT from 1996 to 2013 using the most common regimens: CBV (cyclophosphamide, carmustine and etoposide; n = 16), BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan; n = 36) and BEAC (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine and cyclophosphamide; n = 77)...
January 19, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097942/cd25-as-an-adverse-prognostic-factor-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Shin-Ichiro Fujiwara, Kazuo Muroi, Chihiro Yamamoto, Kaoru Hatano, Kiyoshi Okazuka, Kazuya Sato, Iekuni Oh, Ken Ohmine, Takahiro Suzuki, Keiya Ozawa
OBJECTIVES: CD25 has been reported to be highly expressed in leukemia stem cells and correlated with adverse outcomes in young patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the significance of CD25 expression in elderly patients with AML has not yet been investigated. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 154 newly diagnosed AML patients aged 60 years or over by flow cytometry. RESULTS: CD25-positive AML was characterized by high white blood cell counts, secondary AML, rare favorable karyotypes, and positivity for CD34 and CD7 antigens, compared with CD25-negative AML...
January 18, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090494/salvage-chemotherapy-with-r-bad-rituximab-bendamustine-cytarabine-and-dexamethasone-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-primary-cns-lymphoma
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Min-Seok Cho, Jae Yong Kim, Seung-Yeon Jung, Seo-Yeon Ahn, Ga Young Song, Deok-Hwan Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089908/human-aml-ipscs-reacquire-leukemic-properties-after-differentiation-and-model-clonal-variation-of-disease
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Mark P Chao, Andrew J Gentles, Susmita Chatterjee, Feng Lan, Andreas Reinisch, M Ryan Corces, Seethu Xavy, Jinfeng Shen, Daniel Haag, Soham Chanda, Rahul Sinha, Rachel M Morganti, Toshinobu Nishimura, Mohamed Ameen, Haodi Wu, Marius Wernig, Joseph C Wu, Ravindra Majeti
Understanding the relative contributions of genetic and epigenetic abnormalities to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) should assist integrated design of targeted therapies. In this study, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from AML patient samples harboring MLL rearrangements and found that they retained leukemic mutations but reset leukemic DNA methylation/gene expression patterns. AML-iPSCs lacked leukemic potential, but when differentiated into hematopoietic cells, they reacquired the ability to give rise to leukemia in vivo and reestablished leukemic DNA methylation/gene expression patterns, including an aberrant MLL signature...
December 26, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089879/clinical-outcome-of-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-hct-in-adult-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-who-may-benefit-from-autologous-hct
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Jae-Ho Yoon, Hee-Je Kim, Sung-Soo Park, Young-Woo Jeon, Sung-Eun Lee, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Seok Lee, Chang-Ki Min, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong-Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min
The role of autologous (auto)-hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for post-remission therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is yet to be elucidated. We retrospectively analyzed 240 patients treated with auto-HCT in first remission. All patients were treated with standard induction chemotherapy and CD34+ stem cells were collected at each cycle of consolidation. Stem cells were infused following TBI (1200cGy), cytarabine (9g/BSA), and melphalan (100mg/BSA). Estimated 5-year overall survival, disease free survival (DFS), cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR), and non-relapse mortality was 58...
January 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088038/evidence-of-functional-duplicity-of-nestin-expression-in-the-adult-mouse-midbrain
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Parisa Farzanehfar, Shi Sheng Lu, Anupa Dey, Dharshani Musiienko, Hamzah Baagil, Malcolm K Horne, Tim D Aumann
Whether or not neurogenesis occurs in the adult substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) is an important question relevant for developing better treatments for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although controversial, it is generally believed that dividing cells here remain undifferentiated or differentiate into glia, not neurons. However, there is a suggestion that Nestin-expressing neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the adult SNc have a propensity to differentiate into neurons, which we sought to confirm in the present study...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research
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...
January 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064300/primary-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-gamma-delta-subtype
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Y K Guan, C C Gan
Primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma gamma-delta subtype is an extremely rare entity of all the cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Our case provides an insight on clinical behavior and treatment response with feasible effective combination chemotherapy. We believe this will be of great interest to clinicians when facing this difficult clinical entity. We present a case of a 66-year-old Malay man with a threeweek history of rapidly growing skin nodules and plaques which spread throughout his body. He was commenced on combination chemotherapy gemcitabine, etoposide, and carboplatin with near complete remission on completion of second cycle but he defaulted...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062478/samhd1-limits-the-effectiveness-of-cytarabine-in-aml
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The dNTP triphosphohydrolase SAMHD1 decreases cytarabine (Ara-C) cytotoxicity in AML cells.
January 6, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049642/therapeutic-value-of-clofarabine-in-younger-and-middle-aged-18-65-yrs-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-aml
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Bob Löwenberg, Thomas Pabst, Johan Maertens, Yvette van Norden, Bart J Biemond, Harry C Schouten, Olivier Spertini, Edo Vellenga, Carlos Graux, Violaine Havelange, Georgine E de Greef, Okke de Weerdt, Marie-Cecile J C Legdeur, Juergen Kuball, Marinus van Marwijk Kooy, Bjorn T Gjertsen, Mojca Jongen-Lavrencic, Arjan A van de Loosdrecht, Daniëlle van Lammeren-Venema, Beata Hodossy, Dimitri A Breems, Yves Chalandon, Jakob Passweg, Peter J M Valk, Markus G Manz, Gert J Ossenkoppele
Clofarabine has demonstrated antileukemic activity in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but has yet to be critically evaluated in younger adults in the frontline with standard chemotherapy. We compared two induction regimens in newly diagnosed patients aged 18-65 with AML/high risk MDS, i.e., idarubicine-cytarabine (cycle I) and amsacrine-cytarabine (cycle II) without or with clofarabine (10 mg/m(2) on days 1-5 of each of both cycles). Consolidation involved chemotherapy with or without hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
January 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045930/the-ccl2-ccr2-axis-affects-transmigration-and-proliferation-but-not-resistance-to-chemotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Patricia Macanas-Pirard, Thomas Quezada, Leonardo Navarrete, Richard Broekhuizen, Andrea Leisewitz, Bruno Nervi, Pablo A Ramírez
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has a high mortality rate despite chemotherapy and transplantation. Both CXCR4/SDF-1 and VLA-4/VCAM1 axes are involved in leukemia protection but little is known about the role of CCL2/CCR2 in AML biology and protection against chemotherapy. We measured CCR2 expression in AML cell lines and primary AML cells by flow cytometry (FCM), real time PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot (WB). CCL2 production was quantified by solid phase ELISA in peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) serum...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045655/practical-aspects-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy
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Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, Alberto Espuny-Miró, Carlos Cárceles Rodríguez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal chemotherapy is frequently used in clinical practice for treatment and prevention of neoplastic meningitis. Despite its widespread use, there is little information about practical aspects such as the volume of drug to be administered or its preparation and administration. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review about practical aspects of the use of intrathecal chemotherapy. MATERIALS: Search in PubMed/ Medline using the terms "chemotherapy AND intrathecal", analysis of secondary and tertiary information sources...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034990/phase-i-study-of-the-aurora-a-kinase-inhibitor-alisertib-with-induction-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Amir T Fathi, Seth A Wander, Traci M Blonquist, Andrew M Brunner, Philip C Amrein, Jeffrey Supko, Nicole M Hermance, Amity L Manning, Hossein Sadrzadeh, Karen K Ballen, Eyal C Attar, Timothy A Graubert, Gabriela Hobbs, Christelle Joseph, Ashley M Perry, Meghan Burke, Regina Silver, Julia Foster, Meghan Bergeron, Aura Y Ramos, Tina T Som, Kaitlyn M Fishman, Kristin L McGregor, Christine Connolly, Donna S Neuberg, Yi-Bin Chen
Aberrant expression of aurora kinase A is implicated in the genesis of various neoplasms, including acute myeloid leukemia. Alisertib, an aurora A kinase inhibitor, has demonstrated efficacy as monotherapy in trials of myeloid malignancy, and this efficacy appears enhanced in combination with conventional chemotherapies. In this phase I, dose-escalation study, newly diagnosed patients received conventional induction with cytarabine and idarubicin, after which alisertib was administered for 7 days. Dose escalation occurred via cohorts...
December 29, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030834/histone-deacetylases-1-and-2-cooperate-in-regulating-brca1-chk1-and-rad51-expression-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Jianyun Zhao, Chengzhi Xie, Holly Edwards, Guan Wang, Jeffrey W Taub, Yubin Ge
Resistance to chemotherapy and a high relapse rate highlight the importance of finding new therapeutic options for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors (HDACIs) are a promising class of drugs for the treatment of AML. HDACIs have limited single-agent clinical activities, but when combined with conventional or investigational drugs they have demonstrated favorable outcomes. Previous studies have shown that decreasing expression of important DNA damage repair proteins enhances standard chemotherapy drugs...
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030373/what-are-the-most-promising-new-agents-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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David A Sallman, Jeffrey E Lancet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although the treatment paradigm for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) had been largely unchanged for many years, in-depth molecular characterization has revolutionized our understanding of mutations that drive the disease, subsequently serving to guide current clinical investigation. Furthermore, recent advances in the field have highlighted the importance of optimizing known efficacious agents by improving drug delivery or bypassing resistance mechanisms. The current status of novel agents which are shaping the clinical management of AML patients are summarized in this review...
December 26, 2016: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029326/ofatumumab-versus-rituximab-salvage-chemoimmunotherapy-in-relapsed-or-refractory-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-the-orcharrd-study
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Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Andrew McMillan, Matthew J Matasar, John Radford, Kirit M Ardeshna, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, WonSeog Kim, Xiaonan Hong, Jette Soenderskov Goerloev, Andrew Davies, María Dolores Caballero Barrigón, Michinori Ogura, Sirpa Leppä, Michael Fennessy, Qiming Liao, Bronno van der Holt, Steen Lisby, Anton Hagenbeek
Purpose We compared the efficacy of ofatumumab (O) versus rituximab (R) in combination with cisplatin, cytarabine, and dexamethasone (DHAP) salvage treatment, followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Patients and Methods Patients with CD20(+) DLBCL age ≥ 18 years who had experienced their first relapse or who were refractory to first-line R-CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone)-like treatment were randomly assigned between three cycles of R-DHAP or O-DHAP...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013106/cpx-351-exhibits-potent-and-direct-ex-vivo-cytotoxicity-against-aml-blasts-with-enhanced-efficacy-for-cells-harboring-the-flt3-itd-mutation
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Max J Gordon, Paul Tardi, Marc M Loriaux, Stephen E Spurgeon, Elie Traer, Tibor Kovacsovics, Lawrence D Mayer, Jeffrey W Tyner
PURPOSE: Identify AML patients most likely to respond to CPX-351, a nano-scale liposome formulation containing cytarabine and daunorubicin co-encapsulated at a 5:1 molar ratio. METHODS: We examined the ex vivo cytotoxic activity of CPX-351 against leukemic cells isolated from 53 AML patients and an additional 127 samples including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasms, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma. We assessed activity with respect to common molecular lesions and used flow cytometry to assess CPX-351 cellular uptake...
December 12, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012348/utility-of-post-therapy-brain-surveillance-imaging-in-the-detection-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-relapse
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Gaëlle Fossard, Céline Ferlay, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Philippe Rey, François Ducray, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Pierre Faurie, Amine Belhabri, Marie-Pierre Sunyack, Catherine Chassagne-Clément, Philippe Thiesse, Catherine Sebban, Pierre Biron, Jean-Yves Blay, Hervé Ghesquières
BACKGROUND: The optimal follow-up strategy for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) patients after first-line therapy is unclear. The goal of this study is to determine the utility of planned brain surveillance imaging in the detection of relapse in a retrospective cohort of PCNSL patients. METHODS: Patients were consecutive PCNSL cases treated in Leon Berard Cancer Centre, Lyon, France, from 1985 to 2011. Histology was diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 94%...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011984/fractionated-gemtuzumab-ozogamicin-combined-with-intermediate-dose-cytarabine-and-daunorubicin-as-salvage-therapy-in-very-high-risk-aml-patients-a-bridge-to-reduced-intensity-conditioning-transplant
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Etienne Paubelle, Sophie Ducastelle-Leprêtre, Hélène Labussière-Wallet, Franck Emmanuel Nicolini, Fiorenza Barraco, Adriana Plesa, Gilles Salles, Eric Wattel, Xavier Thomas
Outcome of patients with primary refractory/relapsed (R/R) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains dismal. Herein, we present a retrospective monocentric study of 24 very high-risk AML patients who received a combination of fractionated gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) with intermediate-dose cytarabine and daunorubicin as salvage therapy. Median age was 55.3 years. Diagnostic was secondary AML for 33% of them. Seven patients had favorable risk, 8 had intermediate-1 or intermediate-2, and 6 had unfavorable risk of AML according to the European LeukemiaNet prognostic index...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Hematology
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