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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641626/-clinical-significance-of-minimal-residual-disease-in-risk-stratification-and-prognosis-of-childhood-b-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Fen-Yan An, Shu-Hong Zhang, Ling-Jun Kong, Ying Liang, Ji-Xin Xu, Hai-Long He, Yi-Huai Chai, Wen-Li Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical significance of monitoring the level of minimal residual disease (MRD) at different time point in the risk stratification and prognosis of Childhood B-lineage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. METHODS: Three hundred and eighty cases of children's B-ALL from Augest 2008 to January 2013 in our hospital were enrolled in this study. MRD levels were detected at day 15, day 33 and week 12 after initial chemotherapy. The event-free survival(EFS) and overall survival (OS) were measured on the basis of MRD levels at different stages of chemotherapy and were compared by Kaplan Meier analyses...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631637/an-integrated-genomic-profile-that-includes-copy-number-alterations-is-highly-predictive-of-minimal-residual-disease-status-in-childhood-precursor-b-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Nikhil Patkar, P G Subramanian, Prashant Tembhare, Sneha Mandalia, Gaurav Chaterjee, Nikhil Rabade, Rohan Kodgule, Karishma Chopra, Asma Bibi, Swapnali Joshi, Shruti Chaudhary, Russel Mascerhenas, Pratibha Kadam-Amare, Gaurav Narula, Brijesh Arora, Shripad Banavali, Sumeet Gujral
INTRODUCTION: Copy number alterations (CNA) have been described in childhood precursor B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) which in conjunction with chromosomal abnormalities drive leukemogenesis. There is no consensus on the clinical incorporation of CNA in B-ALL. An integrated genomic classification (IGC) has been proposed which includes CNA and cytogenetics. METHODS: We correlated this IGC with immunophenotypic minimal residual disease (MRD) as well as other standard criteria for 245 patients of B-ALL such as National Cancer Institute (NCI) risk, D+8 prednisolone response, cytogenetics, and ploidy status...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628559/the-mir-1206-microrna-variant-is-associated-with-methotrexate-induced-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Angela Gutierrez-Camino, Natanja Oosterom, Marissa A H den Hoed, Elixabet Lopez-Lopez, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Saskia M F Pluijm, Rob Pieters, Robert de Jonge, Wim J E Tissing, Sandra G Heil, Africa García-Orad, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Five-year survival rates of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have reached 90% in the developed countries. However, toxicity because of methotrexate (MTX) occurs frequently. Variety in the occurrence of toxicity is partly determined by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in coding regions. Recently, five SNPs in non-coding pre-microRNAs and microRNA processing (miRNA) genes were identified in association with MTX-induced oral mucositis. This study aimed to replicate the association of these miRNA variants in relation to MTX-induced oral mucositis in a prospective childhood ALL cohort...
June 16, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624542/outcome-and-clinical-significance-of-immunophenotypic-markers-expressed-in-different-treatment-protocols-of-pediatric-patients-with-t-all-in-developing-countries
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Douaa M Sayed, Heba Abdel Razik Sayed, Heba N Raslan, Amany M Ali, Asmaa Zahran, Reema Al-Hayek, Saad A Daama, Arwa Al-Saber
BACKGROUND: T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) accounts for about 15% of pediatric ALL. With wider use of intensive chemotherapy, the prognosis for childhood T-ALL has improved. Further gains in treatment outcome will likely require methods to identify patients who continue to fail on contemporary protocols. This study aimed to evaluate pediatric patients with T-ALL at 2 different Arabic cancer centers regarding their clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic features and outcome...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619949/expansion-and-activation-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Yu-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Chen, Ying-Yi He, Jia-Yi Wang, Jian-Ping Yang, Shu-Ling Zhong, Nan Jiang, Pan Zhou, Hua Jiang, Jie Zhou
Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a B cell-derived, malignant disorder with the highest incidence among children. In addition to the genetic abnormality, a dysregulated immune system also has an important role in the pathogenesis of B-ALL. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) represent one of the key drivers in immune tolerance against tumor cells, including various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The role of MDSCs in B-ALL remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the granulocytic (G)-MDSC population was significantly elevated in both the peripheral blood and BM of patients with B-ALL, when compared with age-matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613286/geographical-distribution-and-cluster-detection-of-childhood-leukemia-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-guadalajara-mexico
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Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra, Roberto Garibaldi-Covarrubias, Hugo Romo-Rubio, Leonardo Soto-Sumuano, Carlos Fernando Ruiz-Chávez, Mijail Suárez-Arredondo, Fernando Sánchez-Zubieta, Sergio Gallegos-Castorena
BACKGROUND: Acute leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. Analyzing the spatial distribution of acute leukemia may generate the identification of risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence rate of acute leukemia, its geographic distribution, and cluster detection in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico. METHODS: We included children under 15 years of age diagnosed with acute leukemia during the period 2010-2014 in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608730/novel-therapy-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Raoul Santiago, Stéphanie Vairy, Daniel Sinnett, Maja Krajinovic, Henrique Bittencourt
During recent decades, the prognosis of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has improved dramatically, nowadays, reaching a cure rate of almost 90%. These results are due to a better management and combination of old therapies, refined risk-group stratification and emergence of minimal residual disease (MRD) combined with treatment's intensification for high-risk subgroups. However, the subgroup of patients with refractory/relapsed ALL still presents a dismal prognosis indicating necessity for innovative therapeutic approaches...
June 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598592/hospitalization-rate-and-costs-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-of-childhood-in-a-low-income-group-financial-impact-in-northeast-mexico
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José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Lucía Teresa Fernández, Raúl Alberto Jiménez-Castillo, Julia Esther Colunga-Pedraza, José Ramón Padilla-Medina, Consuelo Mancías-Guerra, David Gómez-Almaguer
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the main and most expensive and prolonged causes of hospitalization for childhood cancer. We describe the hospitalization rate and its costs for an open population with ALL in a low-middle income country. PROCEDURE: We retrospectively analyzed 449 hospital admissions for 101 pediatric patients with ALL over 8 years. Clinical files and electronic databases were scrutinized to document causes, duration, readmission rate, costs, and outcome of each admission...
June 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582843/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-genetic-variations-in-bhmt-gene-case-control-study-and-computational-characterization
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Ravishankara Bellampalli, Manik Vohra, Kashish Sharma, Nalini Bhaskaranand, Kamalakshi G Bhat, Krishna Prasad, Anu R Sharma, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Padmalatha S Rai
BACKGROUND: Remethylation of homocysteine is catalyzed by B12 dependent methionine synthase (MTR) in all types of cells and by B12 non-dependent betaine homocysteine methyltransferase (BHMT) in liver and kidney cells. Of many etiologies of cancer, an unexplored area is the variations of genes implicated in methylation reaction. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated the association of BHMT (rs3733890) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), followed by in-silico characterization of variations in BHMT gene...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580844/relapse-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-outcomes-at-a-reference-center-in-latin-america-organomegaly-at-diagnosis-is-a-significant-clinical-predictor
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José Carlos Jaime-Pérez, Mónica Andrea Pinzón-Uresti, Raúl Alberto Jiménez-Castillo, Julia Esther Colunga-Pedraza, Óscar González-Llano, David Gómez-Almaguer
OBJECTIVE: Relapse is the major cause of treatment failure in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) of childhood; it is more frequent among high-risk patients from low-middle income than from high-income countries. The frequency, sites and outcome of relapsed ALL in children of northeast Mexico over a decade was documented. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 246 children belonging to a low-income group <16 years with de novo ALL during 2004-2015 was performed...
June 3, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574850/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-genetic-risk-factors-for-asparaginase-related-complications-in-childhood-all-patients
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Rachid Abaji, Vincent Gagné, Chang Jiang Xu, Jean-François Spinella, Francesco Ceppi, Caroline Laverdière, Jean-Marie Leclerc, Stephen E Sallan, Donna Neuberg, Jeffery L Kutok, Lewis B Silverman, Daniel Sinnett, Maja Krajinovic
Allergy, pancreatitis and thrombosis are common side-effects of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treatment that are associated with the use of asparaginase (ASNase), a key component in most ALL treatment protocols. Starting with predicted functional germline variants obtained through whole-exome sequencing (WES) data of the Quebec childhood ALL cohort we performed exome-wide association studies with ASNase-related toxicities. A subset of top-ranking variants was further confirmed by genotyping (N=302) followed by validation in an independent replication group (N=282); except for thrombosis which was not available for that dataset...
May 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555414/germline-etv6-mutations-and-predisposition-to-hematological-malignancies
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REVIEW
Simone Feurstein, Lucy A Godley
Patients with thrombocytopenia 5 have an autosomal dominant disorder of decreased platelet number with tendency to bleed, usually presenting in childhood, and have been found to have germline mutations in ETV6, which encodes a master hematopoietic transcription factor. Some patients who present similarly have inherited mutations in RUNX1 or ANKRD26. All three germline syndromes are also associated with a predisposition to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute leukemia (AL). Since the first description of germline ETV6 mutations, 18 families have been reported...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552906/novel-pdgfrb-fusions-in-childhood-b-and-t-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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A M Heilmann, A B Schrock, J He, M Nahas, K Curran, N Shukla, S Cramer, L Draper, A Verma, R Erlich, J Ross, P Stephens, V A Miller, S M Ali, J-A Verglio, M S Tallman, T I Mughal
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 29 May 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.161.
May 29, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550450/abcc4-functional-snp-in-the-3-splice-acceptor-site-of-exon-8-g912t-is-associated-with-unfavorable-clinical-outcome-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Hamzeh Mesrian Tanha, Soheila Rahgozar, Marjan Mojtabavi Naeini
OBJECTIVES: ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 4 (ABCC4) encoding MRP4 protein is involved in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) drug resistance. The nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2274407 (G912T; K304N) is located in the 3' splice acceptor site of exon 8 of ABCC4 pre-mRNA. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of rs2274407 in childhood ALL and its possible functional effect on MRP4. METHODS: ABCC4 G912T SNP was genotyped in 145 Iranian Philadelphia-negative (Ph(-)) children with ALL using modified tetra-primer ARMS PCR and evaluated for possible association with 3-year disease-free survival (3DFS)...
May 26, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547950/increased-risk-of-thai-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-the-mir196a2-t-c-polymorphism
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Sarinthorn Rakmanee, Samart Pakakasama, Suradej Hongeng, Sirima Sanguansin, Acharawan Thongmee, Wanida Pongstaporn
Objectives: This study assessed associations of the miR196a2 (rs11614913) T>C polymorphism withsusceptibility to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods: Blood DNA samples from 104 childhood ALL patients and 180 healthy children were studied for the miR-196a2 (rs11614913) polymorphism using a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) approach. Results: The frequency of the miR-196a2 (rs11614913) T allele in controls was 0...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545980/altered-brain-function-in-new-onset-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-before-chemotherapy-a-resting-state-fmri-study
#16
Zhanqi Hu, Dongfang Zou, Huirong Mai, Xiuli Yuan, Lihong Wang, Yue Li, Jianxiang Liao, Liwei Liu, Guosheng Liu, Hongwu Zeng, Feiqiu Wen
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairments had been reported in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, what caused the impairments needed to be demonstrated, chemotherapy-related or the disease itself. The primary aim of this exploratory investigation was to determine if there were changes in brain function of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia before chemotherapy. METHODS: In this study, we advanced a measure named regional homogeneity to evaluate the resting-state brain activities, intelligence quotient test was performed at same time...
May 22, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538500/parental-perceptions-of-obesity-and-obesity-risk-associated-with-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Gary L Jones, Wendy McClellan, Sripriya Raman, Ashley Sherman, Erin Guest, Keith August
The prevalence of obesity and related comorbidities in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is well established and ranges anywhere from 29% to 69% depending on the study. We sought to explore the awareness of parents of survivors of childhood ALL regarding the increased risk of obesity and their perceptions regarding the overall health of their child. One hundred twenty-one parents of 99 survivors of pediatric ALL completed surveys regarding perceptions of obesity risk in survivors. Eighty percent of parents of overweight and obese survivors correctly identified their child as "a little overweight" or "overweight...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529312/prognostic-impact-of-ikzf1-deletions-in-association-with-vincristine-dexamethasone-pulses-during-maintenance-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-on-trial-all-bfm-95
#18
L Hinze, A Möricke, M Zimmermann, S Junk, G Cario, E Dagdan, C P Kratz, V Conter, M Schrappe, M Stanulla
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 22 May 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.154.
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528709/association-between-the-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-a-haplotype-and-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Awad E Osman, Abdullah Aljuryan, Hanan Al-Harthi, Mai Almeshari
Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) have the ability to regulate Natural killer (NK) cell function through inhibition/activation mechanisms. Healthy human cells express HLA class I ligands on their surface, which are recognized by NK cells to avoid spontaneous cell destruction. The associations of KIRs and/or HLA class 1 ligands in leukemic patients have been studied in some populations, with some of these studies demonstrating an association of specific types with leukemia. KIRs and their corresponding HLA class 1 ligands were investigated in Saudi patients with ALL and AML and compared to healthy controls...
May 18, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525903/polymorphisms-in-methotrexate-transporters-and-their-relationship-to-plasma-methotrexate-levels-toxicity-of-high-dose-methotrexate-and-outcome-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shu-Guang Liu, Chao Gao, Rui-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Xi Zhao, Lei Cui, Wei-Jing Li, Zhen-Ping Chen, Zhi-Xia Yue, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Min-Yuan Wu, Jian-Xiang Wang, Zhi-Gang Li, Hu-Yong Zheng
High-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) plays an important role in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) although there is great inter-patient variability in the efficacy and toxicity of MTX. The relationship between polymorphisms in genes encoding MTX transporters and MTX response is controversial. In the present study, 322 Chinese children with standard- and intermediate-risk ALL were genotyped for 12 polymorphisms. SLCO1B1 rs10841753 showed a significant association with plasma MTX levels at 48 h (P = 0...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
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