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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627827/a-case-of-waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-with-temporary-appearance-of-7s-igm-half-molecule
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Mayumi Imoto, Koji Yoshida, Yasuhiro Maeda, Ken-Ichi Nakae, Masatoshi Kudo, Ikunosuke Sakurabayashi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Toshinori Kamisako
BACKGROUND: We encountered a rare case of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia with temporary appearance of 7S IgM half molecule and with monoclonal proteins binding to agarose gel. METHODS: The patient's serum and urine were analyzed using sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting. The N-terminal amino acid sequences of the IgM with abnormal mass (68 kDa) were determined and compared with those of known immunoglobulin. RESULTS: The 68 kDa IgM consisted of a defective μ chain (36 kDa) and an intact κ chain...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617062/novel-approaches-to-targeting-myd88-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#2
Jorge J Castillo, Zachary R Hunter, Guang Yang, Steven P Treon
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is an incurable lymphoma characterized by the accumulation of IgM-producing lymphoplasmacytic cells in the bone marrow and other organs. Although WM patients can experience prolonged remissions, the disease invariably recurs advocating for the need of novel treatments in order to achieve higher response and survival rates. The discovery of a recurrent mutation in the MYD88 gene and an increased understanding behind the biology of MYD88 signaling have provided the opportunity to developing novel agents targeting the MYD88 pathway...
June 15, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592763/malignant-lymphoma-pathophysiology-and-current-therapy
#3
Koji Izutsu
Recent advances in the understanding of molecular pathogenesis of lymphoma have enabled us to clearly define disease entity by means of a disease-specific gene mutation and to select candidates for novel targeted therapy. In this review three different clinically relevant topics related to the molecular pathogenesis of lymphoma were covered. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid malignancies, firstly, disease-specific mutations such as MYD88 L265P in Waldenström macroglobulinemia and BRAF V600E in hairy cell leukemia were incorporated into diagnostic tests, and secondly, the determination of cell-of-origin in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) was strongly recommended in diagnosis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592170/current-options-to-manage-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia
#4
Giulia Benevolo, Maura Nicolosi, Elisa Santambrogio, Umberto Vitolo
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare, incurable B-cell lymphoma, with a median survival of 5-10 years in symptomatic patients. There is no consensus on the standard of care and several agents are currently used in these patients. Areas covered: In this article, we will review the use of standard therapies and new drugs investigated such as monoclonal antibodies, proteasome inhibitors, immunomodulatory agents, Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitors and novel agents in early-stage development. Expert commentary: RCD (Rituximab/Cyclophosphamide/Dexamethasone) is an effective and safe treatment in first line in WM...
June 19, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588865/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-cardiac-amyloidosis
#5
Lawrence Lau, Viktoriya Mozolevska, Iain D C Kirkpatrick, Davinder S Jassal, Roopesh Kansara
Our case highlights that cardiac lymphoma may mimic amyloid infiltration of the myocardium on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and is a particularly challenging diagnosis in the setting of transformed Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. Heightened suspicion and early diagnosis of cardiac lymphoma is paramount as chemotherapy has been demonstrated to portent an increased survival rate.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583038/carfilzomib-as-salvage-therapy-in-waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-a-case-series
#6
David H Vesole, Joshua Richter, Noa Biran, Laura McBride, Palka Anand, Mei Huang, Anita-Zahlten Kumeli, Zandra Klippel, Karim Iskander, David S Siegel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548645/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-cells-devoid-of-btk-c481s-or-cxcr4-whim-like-mutations-acquire-resistance-to-ibrutinib-through-upregulation-of-bcl-2-and-akt-resulting-in-vulnerability-towards-venetoclax-or-mk2206-treatment
#7
A Paulus, S Akhtar, H Yousaf, A Manna, S M Paulus, Y Bashir, T R Caulfield, M Kuranz-Blake, K Chitta, X Wang, Y Asmann, R Hudec, W Springer, S Ailawadhi, A Chanan-Khan
Although ibrutinib is highly effective in Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM), no complete remissions in WM patients treated with ibrutinib have been reported to date. Moreover, ibrutinib-resistant disease is being steadily reported and is associated with dismal clinical outcome (overall survival of 2.9-3.1 months). To understand mechanisms of ibrutinib resistance in WM, we established ibrutinib-resistant in vitro models using validated WM cell lines. Characterization of these models revealed the absence of BTK(C481S) and CXCR4(WHIM-like) mutations...
May 26, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536906/current-status-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-development-and-use-in-b-cell-malignancies
#8
REVIEW
Andrew Aw, Jennifer R Brown
The B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway plays an important role in the survival, proliferation and trafficking of cancer cells in a variety of B-cell malignancies. Recently, a number of agents have been developed to target various components of the BCR pathway. One such target is Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), a Tec family kinase member found near the cell membrane that is involved in upstream BCR signaling. The biological function of BTK in several B-cell lymphoid malignancies has led to the development of the oral BTK inhibitor ibrutinib...
May 23, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529201/bing-neel-syndrome-with-detectable-myd88-l265p-gene-mutation-as-a-late-relapse-following-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia
#9
Anna J Kopińska, Grzegorz Helbig, Anna Koclęga, Sławomira Kyrcz-Krzemień
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523957/clinical-case-idelalisib-induced-immunoglobulin-flare
#10
Jan Novak, Martin Havrda, Lubica Gaherova, Jan Spicka, Tomas Kozak
IgM flare is a transient, treatment-induced, increase of monoclonal IgM levels in lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenström macroglobulinemia (LPL/WM) patients. Until recently this phenomenon was observed in patients treated with Cladribine and Rituximab. Here we report a case of a heavily pretreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia patient with an atypically high immunoglobulin production who developed clinically significant immunoglobulin flare following Idelalisib treatment.
May 19, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520564/normothermic-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-patient-with-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia-and-cryoglobulinemia-a-case-report
#11
Shiho Satomi, Asuka Kasai, Eisuke Hamaguchi, Yasuo M Tsutsumi, Katsuya Tanaka
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) manifests as hyperviscosity syndrome. Cryoglobulinemia, which may increase blood viscosity or induce thrombosis in association with decreased body temperature, can occur in combination with WM. We describe the management of an 82-year-old woman with WM, hyperviscosity syndrome, and cryoglobulinemia who required open aortic valve replacement. Decreased body temperature in this patient was prevented during cardiopulmonary bypass by using a forced air warming system and normothermic cardioplegia with continuous warm blood cardioplegia perfusion...
May 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508985/light-chain-fanconi-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance
#12
Daniel W Ross, Rimda Wanchoo, Adriana Guigova, Cristina Ghiuzeli, Steven L Allen, Kenar D Jhaveri
Proximal tubules are a target for paraproteinemic diseases. Cast nephropathy, light chain deposition diseases, and amyloidosis are frequently encountered in patients with multiple myeloma. Rarely, a subset of patients develop light chain Fanconi syndrome (LCFS). LCFS has been reported with multiple myeloma, monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS), chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. No cases have been described with other hematologic malignancies...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482711/the-presence-of-monoclonal-gammopathy-in-ph-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-is-associated-with-a-detrimental-effect-on-outcomes
#13
Lenaïg Le Clech, Mehdi Sakka, Ahmed Meskar, Helene Kerspern, Jean-Richard Eveillard, Christian Berthou, Caroline Buors, Eric Lippert, Gaelle Guillerm, Isabelle Quintin-Roué, Jean-Luc Carré, Jean-Christophe Ianotto
Many case reports have indicated the occurrence of monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) or multiple myeloma (MM) in patients with Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), but few cohorts of patients have been published. This study concerns 667 patients newly diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV) or essential thrombocythemia (ET) who were tested for monoclonal (M) protein at diagnosis (13.9% of patients). The overall survival of patients with M protein was dramatically lower than that of patients without M protein (12...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473042/monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-peripheral-neuropathy-diagnosis-and-management
#14
REVIEW
Hafsa M Chaudhry, Michelle L Mauermann, S Vincent Rajkumar
Monoclonal gammopathies comprise a spectrum of clonal plasma cell disorders that include monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, multiple myeloma, and Waldenström macroglobulinemia. In this review, we outline the epidemiology, etiology, classification, diagnosis, and treatment of monoclonal gammopathy-associated peripheral neuropathy. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance is relatively common in the general population, with a prevalence of 3% to 4% among individuals older than age 50 years...
May 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469834/ibrutinib-associated-skin-toxicity-a-case-of-maculopapular-rash-in-a-79-year-old-caucasian-male-patient-with-relapsed-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Anders Bisgaard Jensen, Birgitte Stausbøl-Grøn, Rikke Riber-Hansen, Francesco d'Amore
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinamia (WM) is a rare malignant lymphoproliferative disorder, characterized by monoclonal IgM paraproteinemia and neoplastic proliferation of malignant lymphoplasmacytoid cells in the bone marrow. Traditionally, WM has been treated with modalities similar to those used in the management of other indolent lymphomas. Just recently, based on impressive clinical trial results in heavily pretreated WM patients, a new Bruton Tyrosine Kinase-inhibitor, Ibrutinib, has been approved for the treatment of this disorder...
March 13, 2017: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423722/the-importance-of-the-genomic-landscape-in-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia-for-targeted-therapeutical-interventions
#16
REVIEW
Antonio Sacco, Adriano Fenotti, Loredana Affò, Stefano Bazzana, Domenico Russo, Marco Presta, Michele Malagola, Antonella Anastasia, Marina Motta, Christopher J Patterson, Giuseppe Rossi, Luisa Imberti, Steven P Treon, Irene M Ghobrial, Aldo M Roccaro
The Literature has recently reported on the importance of genomics in the field of hematologic malignancies, including B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders such as Waldenström's Macrolgobulinemia (WM). Particularly, whole exome sequencing has led to the identification of the MYD88L265P and CXCR4C1013G somatic variants in WM, occurring in about 90% and 30% of the patients, respectively. Subsequently, functional studies have demonstrated their functional role in supporting WM pathogenesis and disease progression, both in vitro and in vivo, thus providing the pre-clinical evidences for extremely attractive targets for novel therapeutic interventions in WM...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397326/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuropathies-associated-with-plasma-cell-dyscrasias
#17
REVIEW
Evan Rosenbaum, Douglas Marks, Shahzad Raza
Neuropathies associated with plasma cell dyscrasias are a major cause of morbidity for patients managed by medical oncologists. Because of similarities in clinical presentation and on nerve conduction studies, identifying the underlying disease leading to a paraproteinemic neuropathy can often be difficult. In addition, the degree of neurologic deficit does not strictly correlate with the extent of abnormalities on common clinical laboratory testing. Fortunately, with increasing understanding into the biologic mechanisms of underlying hematologic diseases, additional biomarkers have recently been developed, thus improving our diagnostic capacity...
April 10, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395585/a-phase-ii-bayesian-sequential-clinical-trial-in-advanced-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-patients-treated-with-bortezomib-interest-of-addition-of-dexamethasone
#18
Véronique Leblond, Pierre Morel, Marie-Sarah Dilhuidy, Xavier Leleu, Carole Soussain, Stéphane Leprête, Brigitte Dreyfus, Caroline Dartigeas, Béatrice Mahé, Bruno Anglaret, Brigitte Pégourié, Caroline Besson, Thérèse Aurran, Anne Vekhoff, Olivier Tournilhac, Anne Banos, Hervé Oya, Julie Lejeune, Maya Ouzegdouh, Sylvie Chevret
In patients with advanced Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), overall response rate (ORR) and median progression-free survival (PFS) achieved with bortezomib alone and bortezomib rituximab combination were 27-85% and 7.9 months, and 81% and 16.4 months, respectively. We checked the role of dexamethasone in combination with bortezomib by enrolling in a phase II trial 34 patients with relapsed/refractory WM. Bortezomib (1.3 mg/m(2) IV D1, 4, 8, and 11 every 21 days) was used for six cycles. In non-responding patients, dexamethasone (20 mg daily for two days) was added to each infusion after the second cycle...
April 10, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390781/clinical-disorders-responsible-for-plasma-hyperviscosity-and-skin-complications
#19
REVIEW
Gregorio Caimi, Melania Carlisi, Caterina Urso, Rosalia Lo Presti, Eugenia Hopps
In this brief review, we have examined some clinical disorders which are associated to an altered hemorheological profile and at times accompanied by skin ulcers. This skin condition may be, in fact, observed in patients with primary plasma hyperviscosity such as multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, cryoglobulinemia, cryofibrinogenemia, dysfibrinogenemia and connective tissue diseases. It must be underlined that the altered hemorheological pattern is not the only responsible for this skin complication but, as it worsens the microcirculatory flow, it contributes to determine the occurrence of the skin ulcers...
July 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390215/waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia-masquerading-as-ovarian-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-ascites-and-elevated-ca-125
#20
Patrick Eulitt, Denise Fabian, Crystal Kelly, Jessica Hemminger, Basem M William
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia is a rare hematology malignancy which often presents with "B symptoms," anemia, and thrombocytopenia. A 46-year-old woman presented with 2 months of abdominal distension accompanied by an unintentional 20-lb weight loss. Her abdominal CT scan demonstrated diffuse carcinomatosis with bilateral ovarian lesions and screening labs revealed a markedly elevated CA-125, suggesting a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Upon admission for workup, patient was found to have a significant protein gap, later attributed to a markedly elevated IgM...
March 31, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
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