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Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia

Amir Behdad, Pamela Allen, Xinyan Lu, Xiaolong Alan Zhou, Joan Guitart, Qing Chen, Barbara Pro
Patients with PDGFRA-rearranged hematopoietic neoplasms typically present with chronic eosinophilic leukemia and rarely with acute myeloid leukemia or T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. However, mature T-cell lymphoma has not been previously associated with PDGFRA aberrations. We report a patient who presented with simultaneous T-lymphoblastic lymphoma, focal myeloid proliferation, and cutaneous cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma refractory to chemotherapy. The presence of myeloid and lymphoid lineages prompted genetic and molecular studies...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Xin Qing, Annie Qing, Ping Ji, Samuel W French, Holli Mason
BACKGROUND: Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome generated by the reciprocal translocation t(9,22)(q34;q11). The natural progression of the disease follows a biphasic or triphasic course. Most cases of CML are diagnosed in the chronic phase. Extramedullary blast crisis rarely occurs during the course of CML, and is extremely rare as the initial presentation of CML. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report the case of a 32-year-old female with enlarged neck lymph nodes and fatigue...
March 1, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
David Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia A Wood, Yanqiu Weng, Stephan A Grupp
BACKGROUND: Anti-CD19 CAR T cell therapy has demonstrated high response rates in patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) B cell malignancies but is associated with significant toxicity. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) is the most significant complication associated with CAR T cell therapy, and it is critical to have a reproducible and easy method to grade CRS after CAR T cell infusions. DISCUSSION: The Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events scale is inadequate for grading CRS associated with cellular therapy...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Lia Gore, Pamela R Kearns, Maria Lucia de Martino Lee, Carmino Antonio De Souza, Yves Bertrand, Nobuko Hijiya, Linda C Stork, Nack-Gyun Chung, Rocio Cardenas Cardos, Tapan Saikia, Franca Fagioli, Jong Jin Seo, Judith Landman-Parker, Donna Lancaster, Andrew E Place, Karen R Rabin, Mariana Sacchi, Rene Swanink, C Michel Zwaan
Purpose Safe, effective treatments are needed for pediatric patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP). Dasatinib is approved for treatment of adults and children with CML-CP. A phase I study determined suitable dosing for children with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) leukemias. Methods CA180-226/NCT00777036 is a phase II, open-label, nonrandomized prospective trial of patients < 18 years of age receiving dasatinib. There are three cohorts: (1) imatinib-resistant/intolerant CML-CP, (2) imatinib-resistant/intolerant CML in accelerated/blast phase or Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (n = 17), and (3) newly diagnosed CML-CP treated with tablets or powder for oral suspension...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Serdal Korkmaz
Hyperleukocytosis is defined as a white blood cell count greater than 100.000/μL in patients affected by acute or chronic leukemias. Hyperleukocytosis is more common in acute leukemias than in chronic leukemias. Risk factors include younger age, acute myeloid leukemia, the microgranular variant of acute promyelocytic leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and some cytogenetic abnormalities. Although it can affect any organ system, symptoms usually arise from involvement of the cerebral, pulmonary and renal microvasculature...
February 20, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Mariangeles Auat, Chandra Chiappin Cardoso, Iris Mattos Santos-Pirath, Renata Cristina Messores Rudolf-Oliveira, Camila Matiollo, Bárbara Gil Lange, Jessica Pires da Silva, Gisele Cristina Dametto, Mayara Marin Pirolli, Maria Daniela Holthausen Perico Colombo, Maria Claudia Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Flow cytometric immunophenotyping is deemed a fundamental tool for the diagnosis of B-cell neoplasms. Currently, the investigation of novel immunophenotypic markers has gained importance, as they can assist in the precise subclassification of B-cell malignancies by flow cytometry. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the expression of CD307a during normal B-cell maturation and in B-cell malignancies as well as to investigate its potential role in the differential diagnosis of these entities...
February 24, 2018: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
Habibe Kurt, Lan Zheng, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guilin Tang, Farhad Ravandi-Kashani, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Zimu Gong, Hesham M Amin, Sergej N Konoplev, Mark J Routbort, Xin Han, Wei Wang, L Jeffery Medeiros, Shimin Hu
The Philadelphia chromosome resulting from t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) or its variants is a defining event in chronic myeloid leukemia. It is also observed in several types of de novo acute leukemia, commonly in B lymphoblastic leukemia, and rarely in acute myeloid leukemia, acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage, and T lymphoblastic leukemia. Acquisition of the Philadelphia chromosome during therapy of acute leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome is rare. We reported 19 patients, including 11 men and 8 women with a median age of 53 years at initial diagnosis...
February 14, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Seongseok Yun, Ling Zhang, Manish R Patel, Todd C Knepper, Julio C Chavez, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz
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February 5, 2018: Blood
Miguel-Angel Perales, Partow Kebriaei, Leslie S Kean, Michel Sadelain
Therapeutic T cell engineering has recently garnered widespread interest because of the success of CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy. CARs are synthetic receptors for antigen that redirect the specificity and reprogram the function of the T cells in which they are genetically introduced. CARs targeting CD19, a cell surface molecule found in most leukemias and lymphomas, have yielded high remission rates in patients with chemorefractory, relapsed disease, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
March 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Rui Chen, Zhihui Deng
OBJECTIVE To assess the association of polymorphisms of KIR2DL4 gene with leukemia among ethnic Hans from southern China. METHODS A total of 590 leukemia patients were recruited, which included 283 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 277 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and 80 cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Meanwhile, 306 healthy controls were randomly selected from volunteer blood donors. Both groups were subjected to sequence-based typing of the entire coding sequence of the KIR2DL4 gene using an in-house assay...
February 10, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Kosuke Akiyama, Shohei Yamamoto, Yumiko Sugishita, Ryota Kaneko, Naoko Okamoto, Masaya Koganesawa, Sachio Fujita, Ryosuke Matsuno, Daisuke Toyama, Keiichi Isoyama
A 9-year-old girl was referred to our hospital because of facial palsy. Both physical and blood examination revealed hepatosplenomegaly and leukocytosis, respectively. A bone marrow examination demonstrated marked hypercellularity involving myeloblasts and lymphoblasts. Based on these results, we suspected mixed phenotype acute leukemia. However, her leukemic blasts expressed B-cell antigens, and a chromosomal analysis of her bone marrow cells revealed the following karyotype: 46, XX, t (9;22) (q34;q11.2). All her neutrophils were positive for the breakpoint cluster region-Abelson murine leukemia viral oncogene homolog 1 fusion protein...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Chidambharam Choccalingam
PURPOSE: Automated hematology analyzers yield a complete hematological profile including a complete blood count and a differential white blood cell count. The differential count is based on analyses of three parameters, namely, volume, conductance, and scatter (VCS). We aimed to evaluate the VCS parameters, histograms, and scatterplots of neoplastic and nonneoplastic lymphocytes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients were grouped into four categories, namely, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic systemic disorders, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and acute viral disease...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Amer Abdulrahman Almaiman
Lymphoid (or lymphocytic/lymphoblastic) leukemia, one of two major types of leukemias (lymphoid and myeloid), is divided into two subtypes, acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), depending on the maturation stage and speed of multiplication of the bone marrow lymphocytes. Early diagnosis and treatment can make the difference between life and death. Advancements in the field of proteomics may allow the development of early biomarkers and more effective agents to combat both these types of cancer, and to better understand the underlying mechanisms of the disease...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Stephanie Grainger, David Traver, Karl Willert
Leukemia and lymphoma are a wide encompassing term for a diverse set of blood malignancies that affect people of all ages and result in approximately 23,000 deaths in the United States per year (Siegel RL, Miller KD, Jemal A. Cancer statistics, 2016. CA Cancer J Clin. 2016;66(1):7-30.). Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are tissue-specific stem cells at the apex of the hierarchy that gives rise to all of the terminally differentiated blood cells, through progressively restricted progenitor populations, a process that is known to be Wnt-responsive...
January 2018: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
Bettina M Knoll, K Seiter
The introduction of BCR-ABL-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) for treatment of hematologic malignancies has made a significant impact on patient outcome. Contingent upon their targeted and off-target activity, therapy-associated infectious complications may occur. We present a case of cytomegalovirus pneumonitis and a case of adenovirus hemorrhagic cystitis in two patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia on BCR-ABL TKI treatment and review the literature to summarize the infectious complications based on clinical data...
January 31, 2018: Infection
Annalisa Ruggeri, Myriam Labopin, Andrea Bacigalupo, Zafer Gülbas, Yener Koc, Didier Blaise, Benedetto Bruno, Giuseppe Irrera, Johanna Tischer, Jose Luiz Diez-Martin, Luca Castagna, Fabio Ciceri, Mohamad Mohty, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: Incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in haploidentical bone marrow (BM) transplants using posttransplantion cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) is low, whereas GVHD using mobilized peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) ranges between 30% and 40%. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of stem cell source in haploidentical transplantation with PT-Cy, we analyzed 451 patients transplanted for acute myeloid leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia reported to the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation...
January 23, 2018: Cancer
Melody Smith, Johannes Zakrzewski, Scott James, Michel Sadelain
Therapeutic T cell engineering is emerging as a powerful tool to treat refractory hematological malignancies. Its most successful embodiment to date is based on the use of second-generation chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) targeting CD19, a cell surface molecule found in most B cell leukemias and lymphomas. Remarkable complete remissions have been obtained with autologous T cells expressing CD19 CARs in patients with relapsed, chemo-refractory B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
January 22, 2018: Blood
Monica Gupta, Kriti Chauhan, Tanvi Singhvi, Manisha Singh, Rajesh Kumar Grover
BACKGROUND: Automated cell counters have become more and more sophisticated with passing years. The numerical and graphic data both provide useful clues for suspecting a diagnosis especially when the workload is very high. AIM: We present our experience of useful information provided by graphic displays of an automated cell counter in hematological malignancies in a cancer hospital where a large number of complete blood count (CBC) requests are received either before or during chemotherapy...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Yinjun Zhao, Yu Wang, Shuangge Ma
Leukemia is a malignant progressive disease and has four major subtypes. Different racial groups differ significantly in multiple aspects. Our goal is to systematically and comprehensively quantify racial differences in leukemia. The SEER database is analyzed, and comprehensive descriptive analysis is provided for the four major subtypes, namely ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia), CLL (chronic lymphoblastic leukemia), AML (acute myeloid leukemia), and CML (chronic myeloid leukemia), and for two age groups (≤14 and >14) separately...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Elizabeth C Neil, Lisa M DeAngelis
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is an uncommon opportunistic infection with high morbidity and mortality. This is an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of medical records identified by diagnostic coding for PML or John Cunningham virus (JCV) from 2000 to 2015. Inclusion criteria were cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) positive for JCV by polymerase chain reaction or brain biopsy-proven PML in non-HIV patients. There were 16 patients, 12 of whom were men (75%); the median age was 56 years (range, 31-71 years)...
October 24, 2017: Blood Advances
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