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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336325/allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-is-underutilized-in-older-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Bartlomiej M Getta, Ashwin Kishtagari, Patrick Hilden, Martin S Tallman, Molly Maloy, Patrick Gonzales, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio Giralt, Roni Tamari, Virginia Klimek
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is the only curative treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The proportion of MDS patients referred for transplant evaluation, those undergoing transplantation and the reasons for not undergoing transplant are unknown. In this retrospective analysis, pre-defined HCT eligibility and indications criteria were applied to 362 unselected patients with newly diagnosed MDS seen by Leukemia faculty between 2008 and 2015 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
March 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329410/long-term-outcome-after-a-treosulfan-based-conditioning-regimen-for-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-report-from-the-acute-leukemia-working-party-of-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation
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Arnon Nagler, Myriam Labopin, Dietrich Beelen, Fabio Ciceri, Liisa Volin, Avichai Shimoni, Roberto Foá, Noel Milpied, Jacopo Peccatori, Emmanuelle Polge, Audrey Mailhol, Mohamad Mohty, Bipin N Savani
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a curative therapy for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, post-HCT relapse and regimen-related toxicity remain significant barriers to long-term survival. In recent years, new conditioning regimens have been explored to improve transplantation outcomes in patients with AML. Treosulfan combines a potent immunosuppressive and antileukemic effect with a low toxicity profile. METHODS: To investigate the role of treosulfan-based conditioning, the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Acute Leukemia Working Party performed a registry analysis of 520 adult patients with AML who received treosulfan-based conditioning and underwent HCT between 2000 and 2012, including 225 patients in first complete remission, 107 in second or later complete remission, and 188 with active/advanced disease 188 (88 with primary refractory disease)...
March 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
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Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281084/the-role-and-clinical-implications-of-the-endosteal-niche-and-osteoblasts-in-regulating-leukemia
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REVIEW
S Azizidoost, V Vijay, C R Cogle, E Khodadi, N Saki
Osteoblasts are one among the critical components of the endosteal bone marrow (BM) niche. In addition to hematopoietic stem cell fate, their role in leukemogenesis as well as metastasis of a variety of cancers has been demonstrated in various studies. In this regard, endosteal niche can have a dual role as an initiator and protective role against leukemia. Knowledge of growth factors, chemokines and cytokines secreted by osteoblasts as well as their interaction with signaling pathways inform our understanding of the development, prognosis, recurrence and treatment of malignant BM diseases...
March 9, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271997/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-profile-and-long-term-outcome-to-imatinib-mesylate-alone-in-childhood-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase
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OBJECTIVE: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is relatively rare malignancy in childhood. There are limited studies of use of Imatinib Mesylate (IM) alone in management of CML in this age group. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 30 consecutive children with CML chronic phase treated with IM alone. RESULTS: The median age at the time of diagnosis was 11 years with male preponderance. Asthenia and abdominal discomfort due to splenomegaly were the most common presenting features and splenomegaly a dominant sign...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270035/bmi-1-promotes-self-renewal-of-radio-and-temozolomide-tmz-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
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Yanfang Yan, Ying Wang, Pengxin Zhao, Weiyuan Ma, Zhigang Hu, Kaili Zhang
Breast cancer is a hormone-dependent malignancy and is the most prevalent cause of cancer-related mortality among females. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are common treatments of breast cancer. However, tumor relapse and metastasis following therapy are major clinical challenges. The importance of B-lymphoma Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion region-1 (BMI-1) was implicated in cell proliferation, stem cell maintenance, and tumor initiation. We established radio- and temozolomide (TMZ)-resistant (IRC-R) MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cell lines to investigate the mechanism involved in therapeutic resistance...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269763/development-of-high-affinity-monoclonal-antibody-using-cd44-overexpressed-cells-as-a-candidate-for-targeted-immunotherapy-and-diagnosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Amir Amanzadeh, Fatemeh Heidarnejad, Meghdad Abdollahpour-Alitappeh, Vahid Molla Kazemiha, Shamsi Yari, Ali Reza Hadizadeh Tasbiti, Mahdi Habibi Anbouhi, Mohsen Abolhassani, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar
AIM: CD44s antigens have been suggested as an efficient biomarker for cancer stem cells. Current study aimed to develop a hybridoma that producing a high affinity murine anti-human CD44 monoclonal antibody for early diagnostic laboratory tests of some cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To make hybridoma against CD44, mice were immunized with MDA-MB-468 cells. Resulted hybridomas using three culture media were screened by indirect ELISA, then cloned by limiting dilution, and isotype was determined after obtaining ascitic fluid and antibody purification...
February 25, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266784/ethnic-disparities-relative-to-disease-features-and-outcomes-in-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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M Monica Gramatges, Aditya Deshpande, Philip J Lupo, Rachel E Rau, Michele L Redell, Terzah M Horton, Michael E Scheurer, Karen R Rabin
Hispanics with acute leukemias have poorer outcomes than non-Hispanic whites (NHWs), despite an increased likelihood of favorable prognostic features. We reviewed medical records from 167 children ages 0-18 years diagnosed with de novo AML over an 18-year period at Texas Children's Cancer Center, among whom 129 self-identified as Hispanic or NHW. Although Hispanics were significantly more likely to have the favorable prognostic cytogenetic feature t(8;21) (P = 0.04), the expected survival benefit was not observed...
March 7, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261198/a-fas-hi-lymphoproliferative-phenotype-reveals-non-apoptotic-fas-signaling-in-htlv-1-associated-neuroinflammation
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Soraya Maria Menezes, Fabio E Leal, Tim Dierckx, Ricardo Khouri, Daniele Decanine, Gilvaneia Silva-Santos, Saul V Schnitman, Ramon Kruschewsky, Giovanni López, Carolina Alvarez, Michael Talledo, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Douglas F Nixon, Jurgen Vercauteren, David Brassat, Roland Liblau, Anne Mieke Vandamme, Bernardo Galvão-Castro, Johan Van Weyenbergh
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1 was the first human retrovirus to be associated to cancer, namely adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), but its pathogenesis remains enigmatic, since only a minority of infected individuals develops either ATL or the neuroinflammatory disorder HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). A functional FAS -670 polymorphism in an interferon (IFN)-regulated STAT1-binding site has been associated to both ATL and HAM/TSP susceptibility. Fas(hi) T stem cell memory (Tscm) cells have been identified as the hierarchical apex of ATL, but have not been investigated in HAM/TSP...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254862/advances-in-the-classification-and-treatment-of-mastocytosis-current-status-and-outlook-toward-the-future
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REVIEW
Peter Valent, Cem Akin, Karin Hartmann, Gunnar Nilsson, Andreas Reiter, Olivier Hermine, Karl Sotlar, Wolfgang R Sperr, Luis Escribano, Tracy I George, Hanneke C Kluin-Nelemans, Celalettin Ustun, Massimo Triggiani, Knut Brockow, Jason Gotlib, Alberto Orfao, Lawrence B Schwartz, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Petri T Kovanen, Stephen J Galli, K Frank Austen, Daniel A Arber, Hans-Peter Horny, Michel Arock, Dean D Metcalfe
Mastocytosis is a term used to denote a heterogeneous group of conditions defined by the expansion and accumulation of clonal (neoplastic) tissue mast cells in various organs. The classification of the World Health Organization (WHO) divides the disease into cutaneous mastocytosis, systemic mastocytosis, and localized mast cell tumors. On the basis of histomorphologic criteria, clinical parameters, and organ involvement, systemic mastocytosis is further divided into indolent systemic mastocytosis and advanced systemic mastocytosis variants, including aggressive systemic mastocytosis and mast cell leukemia...
March 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254417/retrospective-analysis-of-37-287-observation-years-after-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-donation
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Alexander H Schmidt, Thilo Mengling, Camila J Hernández-Frederick, Gabi Rall, Julia Pingel, Johannes Schetelig, Gerhard Ehninger
Donor safety is of utmost importance in the setting of hematopoietic stem cell donation. Follow-up is indicated to detect potential long-term risks for donors. We sent a follow-up questionnaire to 15,445 donors of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) or bone marrow (BM) within a retrospective study design. The return rate was 91.3%, resulting in 37,287 observation years for PBSC donors and 25,656 for BM donors. Most donors assessed their health conditions as very good or good and had not been hospitalized or received long-term medical treatment including prescribed medication for more than 4 weeks since donation...
February 22, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247842/leukemia-inhibitory-factor-promotes-aggressiveness-of-chordoma
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Sukru Gulluoglu, Mesut Sahin, Emre Can Tuysuz, Cumhur Kaan Yaltirik, Aysegul Kuskucu, Ferda Ozkan, Fikrettin Sahin, Ugur Ture, Omer Faruk Bayrak
Chordomas are rare tumors of the spine and skull base that are locally destructive and resistant to chemo- and radiation therapy, with a poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. Chordoma patients have a long life expectancy with high mortality from the disease. Cancer stem cells, which are known to exist in chordomas, have extensive proliferative and self-renewal potential, and are responsible for maintaining tumor heterogeneity along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy resistance. The leukemia inhibitory factor has multiple functions in stem-cell biology, the immune response, and cancer, and is potentially a key molecule that allows cancer stem cells to self-renew...
February 28, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245563/nanog-expression-as-a-responsive-biomarker-during-treatment-with-hedgehog-signal-inhibitor-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Seiji Kakiuchi, Yosuke Minami, Yoshiharu Miyata, Yu Mizutani, Hideaki Goto, Shinichiro Kawamoto, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Keiji Kurata, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hironobu Minami
Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is involved in the maintenance of leukemic stem cell (LSCs) populations. PF-0444913 (PF-913) is a novel inhibitor that selectively targets Smoothened (SMO), which regulates the Hh pathway. Treatment with PF-913 has shown promising results in an early phase study of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, a detailed mode of action for PF-913 and relevant biomarkers remain to be elucidated. In this study, we examined bone marrow samples derived from AML patients under PF-913 monotherapy...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224273/over-expression-of-mir-196b-5p-is-significantly-associated-with-the-progression-of-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Jing Wen, Ying Huang, Hongying Li, Xupai Zhang, Peng Cheng, Donghong Deng, Zhigang Peng, Jun Luo, Weihua Zhao, Yongrong Lai, Zhenfang Liu
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal stem cell disorder characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis with a high risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). miRNAs function as tumor suppressors and oncogenes in various cancers and regulate the differentiation potential of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). It has been suggested that miRNAs may play an important role in progression of MDS. We analyzed bone marrow samples collected from MDS patients according to different risk stratification indicated by the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220124/in-vivo-efficacy-of-umbilical-cord-blood-stem-cell-derived-nk-cells-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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John P Veluchamy, Silvia Lopez-Lastra, Jan Spanholtz, Fenna Bohme, Nina Kok, Daniëlle A M Heideman, Henk M W Verheul, James P Di Santo, Tanja D de Gruijl, Hans J van der Vliet
Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) act by inhibiting EGFR downstream signaling and by eliciting a natural killer (NK) cell-mediated antitumor response. The IgG1 mAb cetuximab has been used for treatment of RAS(wt) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients, showing limited efficacy. In the present study, we address the potential of adoptive NK cell therapy to overcome these limitations investigating two allogeneic NK cell products, i.e., allogeneic activated peripheral blood NK cells (A-PBNK) and umbilical cord blood stem cell-derived NK cells (UCB-NK)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217708/aberrant-rna-splicing-and-mutations-in-spliceosome-complex-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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COMMENT
Jianbiao Zhou, Wee-Joo Chng
The spliceosome, the cellular splicing machinery, regulates RNA splicing of messenger RNA precursors (pre-mRNAs) into maturation of protein coding RNAs. Recurrent mutations and copy number changes in genes encoding spliceosomal proteins and splicing regulatory factors have tumor promoting or suppressive functions in hematological malignancies, as well as some other cancers. Leukemia stem cell (LSC) populations, although rare, are essential contributors of treatment failure and relapse. Recent researches have provided the compelling evidence that link the erratic spicing activity to the LSC phenotype in acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211886/a-novel-approach-for-the-identification-of-efficient-combination-therapies-in-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-specimens
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I Baccelli, J Krosl, G Boucher, I Boivin, V-P Lavallée, J Hébert, S Lemieux, A Marinier, G Sauvageau
Appropriate culture methods for the interrogation of primary leukemic samples were hitherto lacking and current assays for compound screening are not adapted for large-scale investigation of synergistic combinations. In this study, we report a novel approach that efficiently distills synthetic lethal interactions between small molecules active on primary human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) specimens. In single-dose experiments and under culture conditions preserving leukemia stem cell activity, our strategy considerably reduces the number of tests needed for the identification of promising compound combinations...
February 17, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205621/cryogel-supported-stem-cell-factory-for-customized-sustained-release-of-bispecific-antibodies-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#18
Roberta Aliperta, Petra B Welzel, Ralf Bergmann, Uwe Freudenberg, Nicole Berndt, Anja Feldmann, Claudia Arndt, Stefanie Koristka, Marcello Stanzione, Marc Cartellieri, Armin Ehninger, Gerhard Ehninger, Carsten Werner, Jens Pietzsch, Jörg Steinbach, Martin Bornhäuser, Michael P Bachmann
Combining stem cells with biomaterial scaffolds provides a promising strategy for the development of drug delivery systems. Here we propose an innovative immunotherapeutic organoid by housing human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), gene-modified for the secretion of an anti-CD33-anti-CD3 bispecific antibody (bsAb), in a small biocompatible star-shaped poly(ethylene glycol)-heparin cryogel scaffold as a transplantable and low invasive therapeutic machinery for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The macroporous biohybrid cryogel platform displays effectiveness in supporting proliferation and survival of bsAb-releasing-MSCs overtime in vitro and in vivo, avoiding cell loss and ensuring a constant release of sustained and detectable levels of bsAb capable of triggering T-cell-mediated anti-tumor responses and a rapid regression of CD33(+) AML blasts...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202613/the-activating-human-nk-cell-receptor-kir2ds2-recognizes-a-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-independent-ligand-on-cancer-cells
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Lavanya Thiruchelvam-Kyle, Sigurd E Hoelsbrekken, Per C Saether, Elisabeth Gyllensten Bjørnsen, Daniela Pende, Sigbjørn Fossum, Michael R Daws, Erik Dissen
The functions of activating members of the killer cell Ig-like receptor (KIR) family are not fully understood, as the ligands for these receptors are largely unidentified. In this study, we report that KIR2DS2 reporter cells recognize a ligand expressed by cancer cell lines. All cancer targets recognized by KIR2DS2 were also recognized by KIR2DL2 and KIR2DL3 reporters. Trogocytosis of membrane proteins from the cancer targets was observed with responding reporter cells, indicating the formation of KIR2DS2 ligand-specific immunological synapses...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202504/expression-profiling-of-circulating-microvesicles-reveals-intercellular-transmission-of-oncogenic-pathways
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Gloria Milani, Tobia Lana, Silvia Bresolin, Sanja Aveic, Anna Pasto, Chiara Frasson, Geertruy Te Kronnie
Circulating microvesicles (MVs) have been described as important players in cell-to-cell communication carrying biological information under normal or pathological condition. MVs released by cancer cells may incorporate diverse biomolecules (e.g. active lipids, proteins and RNA) which can be delivered and internalized by recipient cells, potentially altering gene expression of recipient cells and eventually impacting disease progression. Leukemia in vitro model systems were used to investigate MVs as vehicles of protein-coding messages...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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