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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937430/cutaneous-richter-syndrome-mimicking-primary-cutaneous-cd4-positive-small-medium-t-cell-lymphoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Miguel Rito, José Cabeçadas, Joaninha Costa Rosa, Mariana Cravo, Alistair Robson
Richter syndrome represents the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma into an aggressive large B-cell lymphoma. Skin involvement is exceptionally rare, with <20 cases reported and its presence as the first presentation of CLL/small lymphocytic lymphoma, as an isolated skin lesion has never been described. Primary cutaneous CD4-positive small/medium T-cell lymphoma (CD4 PCSM-TCL) characteristically presents with a dense dermal infiltrate consisting primarily of small-/medium-sized pleomorphic T-cells and less than 30% large pleomorphic cells...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935990/notch1-mutations-are-associated-with-high-cd49d-expression-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-link-between-the-notch1-and-the-nf-kb-pathways
#2
D Benedetti, E Tissino, F Pozzo, T Bittolo, C Caldana, C Perini, D Martorelli, V Bravin, T D'Agaro, F M Rossi, R Bomben, E Santinelli, F Zaja, G Pozzato, A Chiarenza, F Di Raimondo, G Del Poeta, D Rossi, G Gaidano, M Dal Bo, V Gattei, A Zucchetto
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), stabilizing mutations of NOTCH1, affecting up to 10-15% of cases, have been associated to poor prognosis, disease progression and refractoriness to chemotherapy. NOTCH1 mutations are significantly overrepresented in trisomy 12 CLL, a disease subset frequently expressing CD49d, the α4 chain of the VLA-4 integrin, a well-known key regulator of microenviromental interactions and negative prognosticator in CLL. In the present study, by analysing a wide cohort of 1180 CLL, we observed a very strong association between the presence of NOTCH1 mutations and the expression of CD49d (P<0...
September 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935694/cellular-kinetics-of-ctl019-in-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#3
Karen Thudium Mueller, Shannon L Maude, David L Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia Wood, Xia Han, Edward Waldron, Abhijit Chakraborty, Rakesh Awasthi, Bruce L Levine, J Joseph Melenhorst, Stephan A Grupp, Carl H June, Simon F Lacey
Tisagenlecleucel (CTL019) is an investigational immunotherapy that involves reprogramming a patient's own T cells with a transgene encoding a chimeric antigen receptor to identify and eliminate CD19-expressing cells. We previously reported that CTL019 achieved impressive clinical efficacy in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including the expansion and persistence of CTL019 cells, which correlates with response to therapy. Here, we performed formal cellular kinetic analyses of CTL019 in a larger cohort of 103 patients treated with CTL019 in 2 different diseases (ALL and CLL)...
September 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924241/clinical-impact-of-the-subclonal-architecture-and-mutational-complexity-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#4
F Nadeu, G Clot, J Delgado, D Martín-García, T Baumann, I Salaverria, S Beà, M Pinyol, P Jares, A Navarro, H Suárez-Cisneros, M Aymerich, M Rozman, N Villamor, D Colomer, M González, M Alcoceba, M J Terol, B Navarro, E Colado, Á R Payer, X S Puente, C López-Otín, A López-Guillermo, A Enjuanes, E Campo
Genome studies of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have revealed the remarkable subclonal heterogeneity of the tumors, but the clinical implications of this phenomenon are not well known. We assessed the mutational status of 28 CLL driver genes by deep-targeted next-generation sequencing and copy number alterations (CNA) in 406 previously untreated patients and 48 sequential samples. We detected small subclonal mutations (0.6-25% of cells) in nearly all genes (26/28), and they were the sole alteration in 22% of the mutated cases...
September 19, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833722/killing-two-birds-with-one-stone-response-to-pembrolizumab-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-and-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
M Arenbergerova, A Fialova, P Arenberger, S Gkalpakiotis, T Jirasek, A Srp, A Novotna, H Frankova
Pembrolizumab, a humanized immunoglobulin G4 monoclonal antibody against PD-1, has demonstrated antitumor activity and a manageable safety profile in patients with different solid tumors and hematologic malignancies in multiple clinical trials (1-4). Although these data highlight the effectiveness of PD-1 pathway inhibition, some patients, even those with highly immunogenic tumors, such as melanoma, do not achieve objective response (1). An increased association of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and melanoma, possibly related to an underlying immunologic defect, has been previously reported (5)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826693/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-narrative-review
#6
REVIEW
Anthony R Mato, Meghan C Thompson, Chadi Nabhan, Jakub Svoboda, Stephen J Schuster
The treatment landscape for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is changing rapidly. Novel targeted agents such as ibrutinib, venetoclax, and idelalisib have had a significant effect on first-line, relapsed/refractory, and high-risk disease. Despite these advances, there are continuous needs for new treatment options, especially for patients in whom these novel therapies fail or those who cannot tolerate these novel therapies. In 2011, Porter et al reported the first successful use of autologous chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CARTs) directed against cluster of differentiation (CD)19 in 3 refractory CLL patients...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810332/-study-on-the-expression-of-trip13-mrna-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-lymphocyte-and-the-molecular-mechanism-of-trip13-mediated-jvm-2-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#7
K S Zhou, Q Zhang, W T Zhang, Y Y Liu, S S Wu, J Zhou, X D Wei, Y P Song
Objective: To investigate the clinical significance of expression level of thyroid hormone receptor interactors 13 (TRIP13) gene to probe its function and downstream molecular mechanism in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) . Methods: Real-time quantitative PCR method was used to detect the expression levels of TRIP13 mRNA of CD19(+) B lymphocytes in 30 cases of patients with CLL and 12 cases of peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell donors (normal control group) . Lentivirus mediated shRNA was used to interference the mRNA and TRIP13 protein in CLL cells JVM-2...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808046/car-t-cells-drive-cll-remissions
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A new study shows that chimeric antigen receptor T cells produce objective responses in 71% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia whose disease progressed despite receiving ibrutinib or who are unable to tolerate the drug. Cancer cells were undetectable in the bone marrow in 81% of tested patients, and 64% of tested patients showed complete lymph node responses. Most patients experienced adverse effects, however.
August 14, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780376/retinoic-acid-induction-of-cd1d-expression-primes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells-for-killing-by-cd8-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells
#9
Yasmeen G Ghnewa, Vincent P O'Reilly, Elisabeth Vandenberghe, Paul V Browne, Anthony M McElligott, Derek G Doherty
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are cytotoxic T cells that respond to glycolipid antigens presented by CD1d. Therapeutic activation of iNKT cells with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) can prevent and reverse tumor growth in mice and clinical trials involving α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells are ongoing in humans. B cells express CD1d, however, we show that CD1d expression is reduced on B cells from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). B cells from CLL patients pulsed with α-GalCer failed to stimulate cytolytic degranulation by iNKT cell lines, but could present the more potent glycolipid analogue, 7DW8-5...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759799/quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#10
Vassiliki E Mpakou, Heleni-Dikaia Ioannidou, Eugene Konsta, Myrofora Vikentiou, Aris Spathis, Frieda Kontsioti, Christos K Kontos, Athanassios D Velentzas, Sotiris Papageorgiou, Diamantina Vasilatou, Konstantinos Gkontopoulos, Irene Glezou, Georgia Stavroulaki, Efthimia Mpazani, Stella Kokkori, Elias Kyriakou, Petros Karakitsos, George Dimitriadis, Vasiliki Pappa
Accumulated data indicate a significant role of T cell dysfunction in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In CLL, regulatory T cells are significantly higher and show lower apoptotic levels compared to healthy donors. We demonstrate that CLL derived CD4(+)CD25(-)CD127(-) and CD4(+)CD25(low)CD127(-) subpopulations share a common immunophenotypic profile with conventional Tregs and are associated with advanced stage disease. We further provide evidence that the increased number of Tregs contributes indirectly to the proliferation of the CLL clone, by suppressing the proliferation of Teffs which in turn suppress CLL cells...
September 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730684/chest-wall-lymphomas-fine-needle-aspiration-cytodiagnosis-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
D K Das, S K Pathan, S K M Al-Waheeb, A E Ali, M Joneja, M G Al-Kanderi, B John, M K Mallik
OBJECTIVE: Compared to other chest wall malignancies, lymphoma is a common disease. However, published literature on a series of lymphoma cases involving the chest wall is scarce. The aim of the present study, was to describe experience with chest wall swellings diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology. METHODS: Eleven chest wall swellings were diagnosed as lymphoid neoplasms on FNA over a period of 15 years (January 2000-December 2014)...
July 21, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726646/the-prognostic-significance-of-combaind-expression-of-zap-70-and-cd38-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#12
T Kirtava, T Vatsadze, E Azrmaiparashili, D Ghirdaladze
Our aim was to assess the inter links of the markers CD38 and ZAP-70 based on our materials, the attitude according to the disease stage, and to document which of them had leading meaning for prognosis and treatmend of the disease. In our study we have used flow cytometry for detection CD38 and ZAP-70+ markers expression. (58 patients to assessments their prognostic value in сhronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Correlation to Rai stages and relationships between this markers and outcome of therapy). We divided all patients in two groups based on level of ZAP-70+ cell and CD38+cells,(I group-patients) ZAP-70+ cells <20% CD38+<30% and ZAP-70+ cells >20% and CD38>30%,(II group) becaus our in investigation shows, that ZAP -70+ is very importance independent prognoctic marker as why in ZAP-70+ cases when its number was <20%, patients had favorable prognosis - the big part of them (13(40...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715249/durable-molecular-remissions-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cells-after-failure-of-ibrutinib
#13
Cameron J Turtle, Kevin A Hay, Laïla-Aïcha Hanafi, Daniel Li, Sindhu Cherian, Xueyan Chen, Brent Wood, Arletta Lozanski, John C Byrd, Shelly Heimfeld, Stanley R Riddell, David G Maloney
Purpose We evaluated the safety and feasibility of anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor-modified T (CAR-T) cell therapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who had previously received ibrutinib. Methods Twenty-four patients with CLL received lymphodepleting chemotherapy and anti-CD19 CAR-T cells at one of three dose levels (2 × 10(5), 2 × 10(6), or 2 × 10(7) CAR-T cells/kg). Nineteen patients experienced disease progression while receiving ibrutinib, three were ibrutinib intolerant, and two did not experience progression while receiving ibrutinib...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714866/ibrutinib-treatment-improves-t-cell-number-and-function-in-cll-patients
#14
Meixiao Long, Kyle Beckwith, Priscilla Do, Bethany L Mundy, Amber Gordon, Amy M Lehman, Kami J Maddocks, Carolyn Cheney, Jeffrey A Jones, Joseph M Flynn, Leslie A Andritsos, Farrukh Awan, Joseph A Fraietta, Carl H June, Marcela V Maus, Jennifer A Woyach, Michael A Caligiuri, Amy J Johnson, Natarajan Muthusamy, John C Byrd
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects by inhibiting Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) and IL-2-inducible T cell kinase (ITK). The relative importance of inhibiting these 2 kinases has not been examined despite its relevance to immune-based therapies. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients on clinical trials of ibrutinib (BTK/ITK inhibitor; n = 19) or acalabrutinib (selective BTK inhibitor; n = 13) were collected serially...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708284/cd20-specific-immunoligands-engaging-nkg2d-enhance-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-mediated-lysis-of-lymphoma-cells
#15
Matthias Peipp, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sebastian Lutz, Anja Muskulus, Jan G J van de Winkel, Paul W H I Parren, Renate Burger, Andreas Humpe, Dieter Kabelitz, Martin Gramatzki, Christian Kellner
Human γδ T cells are innate-like T cells which are able to kill a broad range of tumor cells and thus may have potential for cancer immunotherapy. The activating receptor natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) plays a key role in regulating immune responses driven by γδ T cells. Here, we explored whether recombinant immunoligands consisting of a CD20 single-chain fragment variable (scFv) linked to a NKG2D ligand, either MHC class I chain-related protein A (MICA) or UL16 binding protein 2 (ULBP2), could be employed to engage γδ T cells for tumor cell killing...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685876/eus-fna-of-the-merkel-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-to-the-pancreas-cytomorphology-and-immunocytochemistry-on-direct-cytological-smears
#16
T Stoos-Veic, M Tadic, G Aralica, V Milicic, C Tomasovic-Loncaric
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) metastatic to the pancreas diagnosed with endoscopic ultrasound-guided-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and to add the case of concomitant chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and MCC to the literature. The aim is to alert the cytopathologists once more to the problems of differential diagnosis of pancreatic metastasis of MCC and to describe the possibilities of ancillary methods performed on direct cytological smears...
July 6, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685851/risk-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-other-subtypes-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#17
Timothy W Chang, Amy L Weaver, Tait D Shanafelt, Thomas M Habermann, Cooper C Wriston, James R Cerhan, Timothy G Call, Jerry D Brewer
BACKGROUND: Second hematologic cancers in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL) are well documented and include Hodgkin lymphoma, therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes, and transformation to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Although cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) has been reported in patients with CLL, the incidence and comparison to expected rates are unknown. We evaluated the incidence of CTCL among patients with CLL or other non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676343/treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-t-cells-expressing-chimeric-antigen-receptors-directed-to-c-type-lectin-like-molecule-1
#18
Haruko Tashiro, Tim Sauer, Thomas Shum, Kathan Parikh, Maksim Mamonkin, Bilal Omer, Rayne H Rouce, Premal Lulla, Cliona M Rooney, Stephen Gottschalk, Malcolm K Brenner
The successful immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been hampered because most potential antigenic targets are shared with normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), increasing the risk of sustained and severe hematopoietic toxicity following treatment. C-type lectin-like molecule 1 (CLL-1) is a membrane glycoprotein expressed by >80% of AML but is absent on normal HSCs. Here we describe the development and evaluation of CLL-1-specific chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CLL-1.CAR-Ts) and we demonstrate their specific activity against CLL-1(+) AML cell lines as well as primary AML patient samples in vitro...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670499/wnt-signaling-pathway-protein-lef1-in-cancer-as-a-biomarker-for-prognosis-and-a-target-for-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Larion Santiago, Garrett Daniels, Dongwen Wang, Fang-Ming Deng, Peng Lee
Transcription factors are regulatory proteins that either activate or repress the transcription of genes via binding to DNA regulatory sequences and regulating recruitment of transcriptional complexes. Lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (LEF1), a member of the T-cell Factor (TCF)/LEF1 family of high-mobility group transcription factors, is a downstream mediator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, but can also modulate gene transcription independently. LEF1 is essential in stem cell maintenance and organ development, especially in its role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by activating the transcription of hallmark EMT effectors including N-Cadherin, Vimentin, and Snail...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669130/review-of-the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-alemtuzumab-and-its-use-in-kidney-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Marieke van der Zwan, Carla C Baan, Teun van Gelder, Dennis A Hesselink
Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody against CD52 and causes depletion of T and B lymphocytes, monocytes, and NK cells. Alemtuzumab is registered for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is also used in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Alemtuzumab is used off-label in kidney transplantation as induction and anti-rejection therapy. The objective of this review is to present a review of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and use of alemtuzumab in kidney transplantation. A systematic literature search was conducted using Ovid Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
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