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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818952/enasidenib-approved-for-aml-but-best-uses-unclear
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The FDA approved the targeted therapy enasidenib for patients with refractory or relapsed acute myeloid leukemia with mutant IDH2 The drug produces remissions in some patients and may reduce the need for blood transfusions, although researchers acknowledge that the FDA's approval came with less supporting evidence than usual.
August 17, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814980/cooperative-effect-of-chidamide-and-chemotherapeutic-drugs-induce-apoptosis-by-dna-damage-accumulation-and-repair-defects-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Yin Li, Yan Wang, Yong Zhou, Jie Li, Kai Chen, Leisi Zhang, Manman Deng, Suqi Deng, Peng Li, Bing Xu
BACKGROUND: Many conventional chemotherapeutic drugs are known to be involved in DNA damage, thus ultimately leading to apoptosis of leukemic cells. However, they fail to completely eliminate leukemia stem cells (LSCs) due to their higher DNA repair capacity of cancer stem cells than that of bulk cancer cells, which becomes the root of drug resistance and leukemia recurrence. A new strategy to eliminate LSCs in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is therefore urgently needed. RESULTS: We report that a low-dose chidamide, a novel orally active benzamide-type histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, which selectively targets HDACs 1, 2, 3, and 10, could enhance the cytotoxicity of DNA-damaging agents (daunorubicin, idarubicin, and cytarabine) in CD34(+)CD38(-) KG1α cells, CD34(+)CD38(-) Kasumi cells, and primary refractory or relapsed AML CD34(+) cells, reflected by the inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of apoptosis, and increase of cell cycle arrest in vitro...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810561/cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-promote-cytarabine-induced-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-bcl-2-expression
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Rui Deng, Fang-Yi Fan, Hai Yi, Li Fu, Yan Zeng, Yi Wang, Xiao-Juan Miao, Yan-Rong Shuai, Guang-Cui He, Yi Su
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains difficult to cure due to its drug tolerance and refractoriness. Immunotherapy is a growing area of cancer research, which has been applied for the treatment of numerous types of cancer, including leukemia. The present study generated AML cell-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in vitro and investigated the effect of combining CTL treatment with one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of hematological malignancies, cytarabine, on AML cell apoptosis. Firstly, it was observed that monocyte-depleted peripheral blood lymphocytes from healthy donors could be used to generate large numbers of CD3(+)CD8(+) CTLs through immune stimulation...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804680/treatment-of-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-revised-canadian-consensus-guidelines
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REVIEW
Joseph M Brandwein, Nancy Zhu, Rajat Kumar, Brian Leber, Mitchell Sabloff, Irwindeep Sandhu, Jeannine Kassis, Harold J Olney, Mohamed Elemary, Andre C Schuh
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients is undergoing rapid changes, with a number of important publications in the past five years. Because of this, a group of Canadian leukemia experts has produced an update to the Canadian Consensus Guidelines that were published in 2013, with several new agents recommended, subject to availability. Recent studies have supported the survival benefit of induction chemotherapy for patients under age 80, except those with major co-morbidities or those with adverse risk cytogenetics who are not candidates for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802867/novel-single-cell-technologies-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-research
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REVIEW
Soumyasri Das Gupta, Zohar Sachs
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a lethal malignancy because patients who initially respond to chemotherapy eventually relapse with treatment refractory disease. Relapse is caused by leukemia stem cells (LSCs) that reestablish the disease through self-renewal. Self-renewal is the ability of a stem cell to produce copies of itself and give rise to progeny cells. Therefore, therapeutic strategies eradicating LSCs are essential to prevent relapse and achieve long-term remission in AML. AML is a heterogeneous disease both at phenotypic and genotypic levels, and this heterogeneity extends to LSCs...
July 25, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799432/targeted-therapies-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-focus-on-flt-3-inhibitors-and-abt199
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Kiran Naqvi, Marina Konopleva, Farhad Ravandi
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains a therapeutic challenge. Despite ongoing research, the standard therapy for AML has not changed significantly in the past four decades. With the identification of cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities, several promising therapeutic agents are currently being investigated. FLT3 mutation is a well-recognized target seen in 30% of the cytogenetically normal AML. More recently, the BCL2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins have also generated great interest as a therapeutic target...
August 21, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794069/phase-i-study-of-the-anti-cd22-immunotoxin-moxetumomab-pasudotox-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Alan S Wayne, Nirali N Shah, Deepa Bhojwani, Lewis B Silverman, James A Whitlock, Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson, Weili Sun, Meina Liang, Jie Yang, Robert J Kreitman, Mark C Lanasa, Ira Pastan
Novel therapies are needed to overcome chemotherapy resistance for children with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Moxetumomab pasudotox is a recombinant anti-CD22 immunotoxin. A multicenter, phase I study was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated cumulative dose (MTCD) and evaluate safety, activity, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity of moxetumomab pasudotox in children, adolescents, and young adults with ALL (n=55). Moxetumomab pasudotox was administered as a 30-minute intravenous infusion at doses of 5 to 50 µg/kg every other day (QOD) for six (Cohorts A and B) or 10 (Cohort C) doses, on 21-day cycles...
August 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792686/viral-surveillance-using-pcr-during-treatment-of-aml-and-all
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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/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/28790105/value-of-cytogenetic-abnormalities-in-adults-with-ph-negative-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Marina Lafage-Pochitaloff, Laurence Baranger, Mathilde Hunault, Wendy Cuccuini, Christine Lefebvre, Audrey Bidet, Isabelle Tigaud, Virginie Eclache, Eric Delabesse, Chrystèle Bilhou-Nabéra, Christine Terré, Elise Chapiro, Nathalie Gachard, Marie-Joelle Mozziconacci, Geneviève Ameye, Sarah Porter, Nathalie Grardel, Marie C Béné, Yves Chalandon, Carlos Graux, Françoise Huguet, Véronique Lhéritier, Norbert Ifrah, Hervé Dombret
Multiple cytogenetic subgroups have been described in adult Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-negative B-cell precursor (BCP) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), often comprising small numbers of patients. In this study, we aimed to reassess the prognostic value of cytogenetic abnormalities in a large series of 617 adult patients with Ph-negative BCP-ALL (median age, 38 years), treated in the intensified GRAALL-2003/2005 trials. Combined data from karyotype, DNA index, FISH and/or PCR screening for relevant abnormalities were centrally reviewed and were informative in 542 cases (88%), allowing classification in ten exclusive primary cytogenetic subgroups and in secondary subgroups including complex and monosomal karyotypes...
August 8, 2017: Blood
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/28762313/adoptive-immunotherapy-for-b-cell-malignancies-using-cd19-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-a-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Lu Hao, Tongtong Li, Lung-Ji Chang, Xiaochuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Adoptive infusion of chimeric antigen receptor transduced T-cells (CAR-T) is a powerful tool of immunotherapy for hematological malignancies, as evidenced by recently published and unpublished clinical results. OBJECTIVE: In this report, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of CAR-T on relapsed B-cell malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma. METHODS: Clinical studies investigating efficacy and safety of CAR-T in acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphoma were identified by searching PubMed and EMBASE...
August 1, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758276/brief-report-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-reprograming-to-pluripotency-is-a-rare-event-and-selects-for-patient-hematopoietic-cells-devoid-of-leukemic-mutations
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Jong-Hee Lee, Kyle R Salci, Jennifer C Reid, Luca Orlando, Borko Tanasijevic, Zoya Shapovalova, Mickie Bhatia
Induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming has provided critical insights into disease processes by modeling the genetics and related clinical pathophysiology. Human cancer represents highly diverse genetics, as well as inter- and intra-patient heterogeneity, where cellular model systems capable of capturing this disease complexity would be invaluable. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represents one of most heterogeneous cancers and has been divided into genetic subtypes correlated with unique risk stratification over the decades...
July 31, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751490/panel-oks-car-t-therapy-for-leukemia
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An expert panel recommended approval of Novartis's experimental chimeric antigen T-cell therapy, tisagenlecleucel, for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The therapy would be the first of its kind approved for cancer and has the potential to transform standard of care for advanced blood cancers.
July 27, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745565/advances-in-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy
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Ibrahim Aldoss, Anthony S Stein
Progress in adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment has been met with challenge until recently. A steady improvement in outcomes is being witnessed among adults with ALL, and it will be enhanced further with early referral of newly diagnosed ALL patients to specialized centers, enrolling more ALL adults in clinical trials, adopting pediatric-inspired ALL regimens in younger adults, tailoring treatments according to minimal residual disease response and disease genetics, incorporating novel therapies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors in frontline regimens, early referral to transplant when indicated, expanding the donor pool, and developing more effective salvage therapies for relapsed/refractory ALL...
July 26, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743264/recent-developments-in-immunotherapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Felix S Lichtenegger, Christina Krupka, Sascha Haubner, Thomas Köhnke, Marion Subklewe
The advent of new immunotherapeutic agents in clinical practice has revolutionized cancer treatment in the past decade, both in oncology and hematology. The transfer of the immunotherapeutic concepts to the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is hampered by various characteristics of the disease, including non-leukemia-restricted target antigen expression profile, low endogenous immune responses, and intrinsic resistance mechanisms of the leukemic blasts against immune responses. However, considerable progress has been made in this field in the past few years...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718728/a-phase-i-ii-randomized-trial-of-clofarabine-or-fludarabine-added-to-idarubicin-and-cytarabine-for-adults-with-relapsed-or-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Nicholas J Short, Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi, Xuelin Huang, Lianchun Xiao, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, William Plunkett, Varsha Gandhi, Koji Sasaki, Naveen Pemmaraju, Naval G Daver, Gautam Borthakur, Nitin Jain, Marina Konopleva, Zeev Estrov, Tapan M Kadia, William G Wierda, Courtney D DiNardo, Mark Brandt, Susan M O'Brien, Jorge E Cortes, Elias Jabbour
The purine nucleoside analogues clofarabine and fludarabine are active in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We conducted a phase I/II randomized study of idarubicin and cytarabine with either clofarabine (CIA) or fludarabine (FIA) for relapsed or refractory AML. Clofarabine 15 mg/m(2) was identified as the recommended phase II dose. Eighty-one patients were assigned using adaptive randomization to CIA (n = 48) or FIA (n = 33). The complete response (CR)/CR without platelet recovery rate did not differ between CIA and FIA (38% versus 30%, respectively; p = ...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711727/a-chemotherapy-only-regimen-of-busulfan-melphalan-and-fludarabine-and-rabbit-antithymocyte-globulin-followed-by-allogeneic-t-cell-depleted-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations-for-the-treatment-of-myeloid-malignancies
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Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R M van den Brink, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
We sought to develop a myeloablative chemotherapeutic regimen to secure consistent engraftment of T cell-depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplantations (HSCT) without the need for total body irradiation, thereby reducing toxicity while maintaining low rates of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and without increasing relapse. We investigated the myeloablative combination of busulfan (Bu) and melphalan (Mel), with the immunosuppressive agents fludarabine (Flu) and rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG) as cytoreduction before a TCD HSCT...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711227/oncogenic-activities-of-idh1-2-mutations-from-epigenetics-to-cellular-signaling
#19
REVIEW
Laurence M Gagné, Karine Boulay, Ivan Topisirovic, Marc-Étienne Huot, Frédérick A Mallette
Gliomas and leukemias remain highly refractory to treatment, thus highlighting the need for new and improved therapeutic strategies. Mutations in genes encoding enzymes involved in the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, such as the isocitrate dehydrogenases 1 and 2 (IDH1/2), are frequently encountered in astrocytomas and secondary glioblastomas, as well as in acute myeloid leukemias; however, the precise molecular mechanisms by which these mutations promote tumorigenesis remain to be fully characterized. Gain-of-function mutations in IDH1/2 have been shown to stimulate production of the oncogenic metabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (R-2HG), which inhibits α-ketoglutarate (αKG)-dependent enzymes...
July 12, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710745/the-pan-bcl2-inhibitor-at101-activates-the-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-and-causes-dna-damage-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-like-cells
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Leisi Zhang, Yong Zhou, Kai Chen, Pengcheng Shi, Yin Li, Manman Deng, Zhiwu Jiang, Xiangmeng Wang, Peng Li, Bing Xu
BACKGROUND: Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) are considered to be the cause of treatment failure and relapse in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Overexpression of the Bcl-2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins such as Bcl-2, Bcl-xl, and Mcl-1 accounts for survival and self-renewal of LSCs. AT101 binds to the BH3 motif of all Bcl-2 family anti-apoptotic proteins and demonstrates anti-tumor activity in multiple types of tumor. Thus, we hypothesized that this agent might have the potential to deplete LSCs...
July 14, 2017: Targeted Oncology
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