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Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia

Noelle V Frey, David L Porter
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) are engineered molecules that can be introduced into T cells to enable them to target specific tumor antigens. CAR T cells targeting CD19 have shown promise in patients with relapsed and refractory B-cell neoplasms, including those with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Notably, durable responses have been observed in patients who had not undergone consolidative stem cell transplant, a finding that correlates with reports of T-cell persistence and B-cell aplasia in studies of anti-CD19 treatment in vivo...
October 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
Imran N Ahmad, Salman Assad, Muhammad Rahman, Haider Ghazanfar
PURPOSE:   This study summarizes a four-year experience from the analysis of hematolymphoid malignancies in Pakistani population using a database of six-colored flow cytometry. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of 323 specimens of hematolymphoid malignancies using six-colored flow cytometry (FC) was carried out in Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan from June 2012 to June 2016. The criterion for specimen adequacy was that the cases have abnormal populations by FC, and the specimen age (time from biopsy to being examined by the six-color FC tube) of three days or less was to be included in the study...
September 1, 2016: Curēus
Leylagul Kaynar, Koray Demir, Esra Ermiş Turak, Çiğdem Pala Öztürk, Gökmen Zararsız, Zeynep Burçin Gönen, Selma Gökahmetoğlu, Serdar Şıvgın, Bülent Eser, Yavuz Köker, Musa Solmaz, Ali Ünal, Mustafa Çetin
INTRODUCTION: The use of αβ+ T-cell-depleted grafts is a novel approach to prevent graft failure, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and non-relapse mortality (NRM) in patients undergoing haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. PATIENT AND METHOD: Thirty-four patients with acute leukemia and lacking a match donor were treated with αβ T-cell-depleted allografts from haploidentical family donors. A total of 24 patients had acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 10 had acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
October 10, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
M Shao, X P Lyu, Q K Yang, W T Zhu, J Song, Y K Kong, J Wang, L Sun, F Wang
Objective: To investigate the impact of promoter CpG island methylation on ABO mRNA expression in leukemia. Methods: 25 cases of leukemia and 20 cases of normal control were studied, and the leukemia cell lines K562、HL-60 and Jurkat were treated with different concentrations of decitabine. PCR-SSP was used to identify ABO genotype, RQ-PCR for ABO mRNA expression and bisulfite sequencing PCR for DNA methylation status. Results: ① The methylation of ABO promoter in acute myeloid leukemia patients (10 cases) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients (10 cases) were 53...
September 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Bin Wu, Kimberly Ingersoll, Catherine Rehder, Endi Wang
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an indolent mature B-cell neoplasm. During a prolonged disease course, a secondary B-cell neoplasm may arise in some patients, the most common example being the clonal evolution of CLL to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is referred to as Richter transformation. Secondary de novo mature B-cell neoplasms arising in a patient with pre-existing CLL have been described; however, B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) developing in untreated CLL is rare, and its clonal relationship to the primary neoplasm has been an interesting issue...
September 22, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Sandra Eder, Eric Beohou, Myriam Labopin, Jaime Sanz, Jürgen Finke, William Arcese, Reuven Or, Francesca Bonifazi, Mahmoud Aljurf, Gerard Socié, Jakob Passweg, Sebastian Giebel, Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler
In this study, we analyzed a thiotepa-based conditioning regimen for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, using the EBMT database. A total of 323 patients were identified. The median age was 43 years. Disease status at transplant was first complete remission (CR1) in 48.9%, CR2 in 21.7%, CR3 in 6.2%, while 23.2% of the patients had an active disease at the time of transplant. This was performed from a HLA-matched sibling (49.8%) or a matched-unrelated donor (51.2%)...
September 27, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Larry Mansouri, Daniel Noerenberg, Emma Young, Elena Mylonas, Maysaa Abdulla, Mareike Frick, Fazila Asmar, Viktor Ljungström, Markus Schneider, Kenichi Yoshida, Aron Skaftason, Tatjana Pandzic, Blanca Gonzalez, Anna Tasidou, Nils Waldhueter, Alfredo Rivas-Delgado, Maria Angelopoulou, Marita Ziepert, Christopher Maximilian Arends, Lucile Couronné, Dido Lenze, Claudia D Baldus, Christian Bastard, Jessica Okosun, Jude Fitzgibbon, Bernd Dörken, Hans G Drexler, Damien Roos-Weil, Clemens A Schmitt, Helga Duverger Munch-Petersen, Thorsten Zenz, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Jonathan C Strefford, Gunilla Enblad, Olivier A Bernard, Elisabeth Ralfkiaer, Martin Erlanson, Penelope Korkolopoulou, Magnus Hultdin, Theodora Papadaki, Kirsten Grønbæk, Armando Lopez-Guillermo, Seishi Ogawa, Ralf Küppers, Kostas Stamatopoulos, Niki Stavroyianni, George Kanellis, Andreas Rosenwald, Elias Campo, Rose-Marie Amini, German Ott, Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos, Michael Hummel, Richard Rosenquist, Frederik Damm
We recently reported a truncating deletion in the NFKBIE gene, which encodes IκBϵ, a negative feedback regulator of NF-κB, in clinically aggressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Preliminary data indicate enrichment of NFKBIE aberrations in other lymphoid malignancies, hence we screened a large patient cohort (n=1460) diagnosed with different lymphoid neoplasms. While NFKBIE deletions were infrequent in follicular lymphoma, splenic marginal-zone lymphoma, and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (<2%), slightly higher frequencies were seen in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and primary CNS lymphoma (3-4%)...
September 26, 2016: Blood
Kayo Tokeji, Sachi Sakaguchi, Tomoko Kurimoto, Junya Fujimura, Toshiaki Shimizu
We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with persistent thrombocytopenia during maintenance chemotherapy with mercaptopurine and methotrexate for T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. He was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) after thorough investigations for the relapse of lymphoma and was successfully treated with immunoglobulin and steroids. ITP is known to be associated with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and various types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma but rarely with T cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or in children...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
Kenjiro Mitsuhashi, Shinichi Kako, Akio Shigematsu, Yoshiko Atsuta, Noriko Doki, Takahiro Fukuda, Heiwa Kanamori, Makoto Onizuka, Satoshi Takahashi, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Mineo Kurokawa, Yoshiko Inoue, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue, Yasuo Morishima, Shuichi Mizuta, Junji Tanaka
We conducted a retrospective analysis to compare outcomes in adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) with conditioning regimens containing cyclophosphamide (CY) in combination with total body irradiation (TBI), oral busulfan (p.o. BU), or intravenous busulfan (i.v. BU). We used data for January 2000 to December 2012 from the Transplant Registry Unified Management Program of the Japan Society of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation...
September 13, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Hiroshi Ureshino, Atsujiro Nishioka, Kensuke Kojima, Haruna Kizuka, Haruhiko Sano, Takero Shindo, Yasushi Kubota, Toshihiko Ando, Shinya Kimura
Dasatinib has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding, with the most prominent risk noted in patients with advanced-stage chronic myeloid leukemia and thrombocytopenia. We herein report two cases of Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in which a subdural hematoma developed in association with low-dose (40-50 mg/day) dasatinib treatment and lumbar puncture for intrathecal methotrexate injection. Both patients were in complete remission, with normal platelet counts and coagulation status...
2016: Internal Medicine
Gunnar Juliusson, Rachael Hough
Leukemias are a group of life threatening malignant disorders of the blood and bone marrow. In the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population, the acute leukemias are most prevalent, with chronic myeloid leukemia being infrequently seen. Factors associated with more aggressive disease biology tend to increase in frequency with increasing age, whilst tolerability of treatment strategies decreases. There are also challenges regarding the effective delivery of therapy specific to the AYA group, consequences on the unique psychosocial needs of this age group, including compliance...
2016: Progress in Tumor Research
Mark B Geyer, Renier J Brentjens
The past several years have been marked by extraordinary advances in clinical applications of immunotherapy. In particular, adoptive cellular therapy utilizing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells targeted to CD19 has demonstrated substantial clinical efficacy in children and adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) and durable clinical benefit in a smaller subset of patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL)...
November 2016: Cytotherapy
Shao Xie, Hui Jiang, Xiao-Wen Zhai, Fan Wei, Shu-Dong Wang, Jian Ding, Yi Chen
AIM: LS-007 is a CDK inhibitor, which exhibits potent antitumor activity against chronic lymphocytic leukemia and ovarian cancer cells. In this study, we further evaluated the antitumor activity of LS-007 alone and in combination with a Bcl-2 inhibitor ABT-199 in acute leukemia (AL) cells. METHODS: Cell viability was detected using resazurin assay, and cell apoptosis was examined using Annexin V/PI double staining and flow cytometry. The inhibition of LS-007 on kinases was evaluated with the mobility shift assay or ELISA...
August 29, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Hiten Naik, Doris Howell, Susie Su, Xin Qiu, M Catherine Brown, Ashlee Vennettilli, Margaret Irwin, Vivien Pat, Hannah Solomon, Tian Wang, Henrique Hon, Lawson Eng, Mary Mahler, Henry Thai, Valerie Ho, Wei Xu, Soo Jin Seung, Nicole Mittmann, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: To improve the precision of health economics analyses in oncology, reference datasets of health utility (HU) scores are needed from cancer survivors across different disease sites. These data are particularly sparse amongst Canadian survivors. METHODS: A survey was completed by 1759 ambulatory cancer survivors at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre which contained demographic questions and the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) instrument. Clinical information was abstracted from electronic records and HU scores were calculated using Canadian health state valuations...
August 27, 2016: Patient
Giovanna Carrà, Davide Torti, Sabrina Crivellaro, Cristina Panuzzo, Riccardo Taulli, Daniela Cilloni, Angelo Guerrasio, Giuseppe Saglio, Alessandro Morotti
The Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-κB) family of transcription factors plays a key role in cancer pathogenesis due to the ability to promote cellular proliferation and survival, to induce resistance to chemotherapy and to mediate invasion and metastasis. NF-κB is recruited through different mechanisms involving either canonical (RelA/p50) or non-canonical pathways (RelB/p50 or RelB/p52), which transduce the signals originated from growth-factors, cytokines, oncogenic stress and DNA damage, bacterial and viral products or other stimuli...
August 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Sergio E Rivera-Pirela, Miriam Echeverría, Pedro Salcedo, Georgina Márquez, Zuhey Carrillo, Yennis Parra, Ana María Cipriani, José R Núñez, Melchor Álvarez de Mon
BACKGROUND: The HLA complex involved is a factor in the pathogenesis of leukemia. OBJECTIVES: The presence of class II HLA alleles DRB1 *, DQB1 *, DPA1 *, and DPB1 * was evaluated in 47 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 48 with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) for comparison with 48 healthy volunteers in Zulia, Venezuela, and to evaluate potential associations of HLA with leukemia. METHODS: Low- and high-resolution PCR-SSP was used for class II HLA regions DRB1 *, DQB1 *, DPA1 *, and DPB1 * following the instructions of KIT Olerup SSP Genovision...
July 2016: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
Renu Dhasmana, Amrita Prakash, Neeti Gupta, S K Verma
OBJECTIVES: To study the ocular manifestations in patients diagnosed with leukemia or myeloproliferative disorders and to derive an association between the ocular manifestations and hematological parameters of the patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational and descriptive study was conducted in a Tertiary Care Center of Dehradun, North India over a period of 1 year. All the diagnosed cases of leukemia and myeloproliferative diseases attending the Oncology Department were included...
July 2016: Annals of African Medicine
Yoshimasa Kamoda, Kiyotaka Izumi, Futoshi Iioka, Takashi Akasaka, Fumihiko Nakamura, Chiyuki Kishimori, Katsuyo Tsuda, Katsuhiro Fukutsuka, Atsuko Okumura, Masahiko Hayashida, Hitoshi Ohno
Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may include the lymphoid blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML-BC). We applied fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) of the BCR-ABL fusion gene to peripheral blood and/or bone marrow smears to determine whether the fusion was restricted to mononuclear cell nuclei or if segmented cell nuclei representing mature neutrophils also carried the fusion (Seg-FISH). Among 20 patients with Ph+ ALL without a prior diagnosis of CML, 9 were Seg-FISH+ and 11 were Seg-FISH-...
2016: Acta Haematologica
Ya-Ling Zhao, Gui-Min Liu, Li-Jun Zhang, Wen-Tong Liang, Zhi-Yong Cheng
Jauns kinase (JAK)/transducer and activator of transcription(STAT) pathway is a classical approach to study the rapid changes of the gene expression in specific target cells by a variety of extracellular signals. The JAK and STAT transfer cytokine receptor signaling plays a unique role in multiple cellular and molecular biological changes.The abnormal signal of JAK/STAT pathway will lead to the hematopoietic abnormalities.Studies had shown that the abnormal activation of JAK2/STAT signaling pathway are in many kinds of malignant hematological diseases, such as in acute lymphoblastic/myeloid leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloprofilerative neoplasm, especially in the patients of myeloproliferative neoplasm(MPN) with JAK gene mutation(JAK2V617F), this mutation has an important value for MPN diagnosis...
August 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
David J Dorer, Ronald K Knickerbocker, Michele Baccarani, Jorge E Cortes, Andreas Hochhaus, Moshe Talpaz, Frank G Haluska
Ponatinib is approved for adults with refractory chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia, including those with the T315I BCR-ABL1 mutation. We pooled data from 3 clinical trials (N=671) to determine the impact of ponatinib dose intensity on the following adverse events: arterial occlusive events (cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular events), venous thromboembolic events, cardiac failure, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, hypertension, pancreatitis, increased lipase, increased alanine aminotransferase, increased aspartate aminotransferase, rash, arthralgia, and hypertriglyceridemia...
September 2016: Leukemia Research
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