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Myeloid neoplasia

V Venturi, T Masek, M Pospisek
Elevated levels of eukaryotic initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) are implicated in neoplasia, with cumulative evidence pointing to its role in the etiopathogenesis of hematological diseases. As a node of convergence for several oncogenic signaling pathways, eIF4E has attracted a great deal of interest from biologists and clinicians whose efforts have been targeting this translation factor and its biological circuits in the battle against leukemia. The role of eIF4E in myeloid leukemia has been ascertained and drugs targeting its functions have found their place in clinical trials...
March 12, 2018: Physiological Research
Anna Angelousi, Nikolaos Settas, Fabio R Faucz, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Martha Quezado, Narjes Nasiri-Ansari, Constantine A Stratakis, Eva Kassi
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a neuroendocrine tumor hereditary in 35% of cases. The most common syndromic form is in the context of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndromes in association with other tumors and due to germline RET mutations. We describe a 57-year-old female patient diagnosed with sporadic MTC. The patient had a history of other neoplasias, such as acute myeloid leukemia, for which she had received chemotherapy, and two other solid tumors, peritoneal mesothelioma and meningioma...
October 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Carlo Sorrentino, Stefania Livia Ciummo, Giuseppe Cipollone, Sara Caputo, Matteo Bellone, Emma Di Carlo
Prostate cancer (PC) stem-like cells (PCSLCs) are believed to be responsible for PC onset and metastasis. Autocrine and microenvironmental signals dictate PCSLC behavior and patient outcome. In PC patients, interleukin(IL)-30/IL-27p28 has been linked with tumor progression, but the mechanisms underlying this link remain mostly elusive. Here we asked whether IL-30 may favor PC progression by conditioning PCSLCs and assessed the value of blocking IL-30 to suppress tumor growth. IL-30 was produced by PCSLCs in human and murine prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and displayed significant autocrine and paracrine effects...
February 27, 2018: Cancer Research
Alexander Brobeil, Florian Wagenlehner, Stefan Gattenlöhner
Seminomas are the most frequent testicular tumors and in spite of specific markers some histological subtypes can be diagnostically challenging due to the potential overlap of morphologic features and a variant antigen expression. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) is a DNA polymerase present in hematogones, thymic T cells, lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukemia (LBL), and in some cases of acute myeloid leukemia but so far has not been described to be expressed in seminomas. After observing a reactivity of TdT in one case of seminoma, we analyzed ten additional tumors by immunohistochemistry to determine their spectrum of reactivity for TdT...
February 18, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Milen Minkov
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare myeloid neoplasia driven by activation mutations alongside the MAPK pathway. Its broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and diverse course and clinical outcome, make interpretation of trial data difficult. Use of different stratification systems further complicates comparison among trials. Areas covered: This review summarizes the published data derived from prospective clinical trials from Phase II onwards. PubMed was searched using combinations of the keywords 'Langerhans cell histiocytosis', 'histiocytosis X', 'pediatric', 'children', 'treatment', and 'therapy'...
January 22, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Irene M Ghobrial, Alexandre Detappe, Kenneth C Anderson, David P Steensma
Several haematological malignancies, including multiple myeloma (MM) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), have well-defined precursor states that precede the development of overt cancer. MM is almost always preceded by monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), and at least a quarter of all patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have disease that evolves into AML. In turn, MDS are frequently anteceded by clonal haematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). The acquisition of additional genetic and epigenetic alterations over time clearly influences the increasingly unstable and aggressive behaviour of neoplastic haematopoietic clones; however, perturbations in the bone-marrow microenvironment are increasingly recognized to have key roles in initiating and supporting oncogenesis...
April 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
Mwe Mwe Chao, Kathrin Thomay, Gudrun Goehring, Marcin Wlodarski, Victor Pastor, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Detlev Schindler, Christian Peter Kratz, Charlotte Niemeyer
Individuals with Fanconi anemia (FA) have a high risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), yet the secondary somatic mutations lending to these malignancies remain to be further elucidated. We employed a next-generation sequencing myeloid neoplasia gene panel to determine the mutational spectrum of FA-related MDS/AML. Ten of 16 patients showed missense, nonsense, insertion or duplication mutations in 13 genes. In contrast to findings in MDS in the general population, mutations in genes involved in RNA splicing were rarely affected...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
Marco Romano, Daria Sollazzo, Sara Trabanelli, Martina Barone, Nicola Polverelli, Margherita Perricone, Dorian Forte, Simona Luatti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Camilla Jandus, Francesca Palandri, Lucia Catani
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clonal neoplasia associated with chronic inflammation due to aberrant cytokine production. Mutations in Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2), calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia protein (MPL) genes have been recently associated to MF and they all activate the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Since this pathway is essential in shaping the immune response, we investigated the role of circulating immune subsets and cytokines in 38 patients (20 carrying JAK2(V617F),13 exon-9 CALR mutation and 5 triple negative)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
Pierre-Yves Dumas, Sarah Bertoli, Emilie Bérard, Clémence Médiavilla, Edwige Yon, Suzanne Tavitian, Thibaut Leguay, Françoise Huguet, Edouard Forcade, Noël Milpied, Audrey Sarry, Mathieu Sauvezie, Pierre Bories, Arnaud Pigneux, Christian Récher
The treatment of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia that is secondary to previous myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasm, or prior cytotoxic exposure remains unsatisfactory. We compared 92 and 107 patients treated, respectively, with intensive chemotherapy or azacitidine within two centres. Diagnoses were 37.5% post-myelodysplastic syndrome, 17.4% post-myeloproliferative neoplasia, and 45.1% therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia. Patients treated by chemotherapy had less adverse cytogenetics, higher white blood-cell counts, and were younger: the latter two being independent factors entered into the multivariate analyses...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Gary Tran, Thy N Huynh, Amy S Paller
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disorder of myeloid neoplasia of dendritic cells that affects 1 in 200,000 children <15 years of age and even fewer adults. LCH presents with a spectrum of clinical manifestations. High-risk stratification is reserved for infiltration of blood, spleen, liver, and lungs. After decades of debate on the disease pathogenesis, a neoplastic mechanism is now favored on the basis of LCH cell clonality, rare cases of familial clustering, and recent evidence of mutations involving the Ras/Raf/MEK (mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase)/ERK (extracellular signal-regulated kinase) pathway in lesional biopsy specimens...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Patrick R Gonzales, Fady M Mikhail
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a hematologic neoplasia consisting of incompletely differentiated hematopoietic cells of the myeloid lineage that proliferate in the bone marrow, blood, and/or other tissues. Clinical implementation of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in cytogenetic laboratories allows for high-resolution analysis of recurrent structural chromosomal rearrangements specific to AML, especially in AML with normal karyotypes, which comprises approximately 33-50% of AML-positive specimens...
December 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Zuzana Tothova, John M Krill-Burger, Katerina D Popova, Catherine C Landers, Quinlan L Sievers, David Yudovich, Roger Belizaire, Jon C Aster, Elizabeth A Morgan, Aviad Tsherniak, Benjamin L Ebert
Hematologic malignancies are driven by combinations of genetic lesions that have been difficult to model in human cells. We used CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering of primary adult and umbilical cord blood CD34 + human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs), the cells of origin for myeloid pre-malignant and malignant diseases, followed by transplantation into immunodeficient mice to generate genetic models of clonal hematopoiesis and neoplasia. Human hematopoietic cells bearing mutations in combinations of genes, including cohesin complex genes, observed in myeloid malignancies generated immunophenotypically defined neoplastic clones capable of long-term, multi-lineage reconstitution and serial transplantation...
October 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
Mahmut Büyükşimşek, Semra Paydaş, Ali Oğul, Emine Bağır, Melek Ergin
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancers with an increasing incidence around the world in the last three decades. The increased risk of secondary cancer is associated with genetic predisposition or radioactive iodine (RAI) used in the treatment. CASE REPORT: 65-year old male patient was operated for thyroid papillary cancer. Total thyroidectomy was performed. He received RAI two times. After six years he presented with eosinophilic myeloproliferative neoplasia and T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, together...
September 29, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
Chunxu Gao, Bhanu Priya Ganesh, Zhongcheng Shi, Rajesh Rasik Shah, Robert Fultz, Angela Major, Susan Venable, Monica Lugo, Kathleen Hoch, Xiaowei Chen, Anthony Haag, Timothy C Wang, James Versalovic
Microbiome-mediated suppression of carcinogenesis may open new avenues for identification of therapeutic targets and prevention strategies in oncology. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) deficiency has been shown to promote inflammation-associated colorectal cancer by accumulation of CD11b(+)Gr-1(+) immature myeloid cells, indicating a potential antitumorigenic effect of histamine. Here, we demonstrate that administration of hdc(+)Lactobacillus reuteri in the gut resulted in luminal hdc gene expression and histamine production in the intestines of Hdc(-/-) mice...
October 2017: American Journal of Pathology
S Gu, A Sayad, G Chan, W Yang, Z Lu, C Virtanen, R A Van Etten, B G Neel
BCR-ABL1-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have revolutionized treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) hematologic neoplasms. Nevertheless, acquired TKI resistance remains a major problem in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and TKIs are less effective against Ph+ B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). GAB2, a scaffolding adaptor that binds and activates SHP2, is essential for leukemogenesis by BCR-ABL1, and a GAB2 mutant lacking SHP2 binding cannot mediate leukemogenesis. Using a genetic loss-of-function approach and bone marrow transplantation models for CML and BCR-ABL1+ B-ALL, we show that SHP2 is required for BCR-ABL1-evoked myeloid and lymphoid neoplasia...
August 14, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Zenobia D'Costa, Keaton Jones, Abul Azad, Ruud van Stiphout, Su Y Lim, Ana L Gomes, Paul Kinchesh, Sean C Smart, W Gillies McKenna, Francesca M Buffa, Owen J Sansom, Ruth J Muschel, Eric O'Neill, Emmanouil Fokas
Gemcitabine constitutes one of the backbones for chemotherapy treatment in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), but patients often respond poorly to this agent. Molecular markers downstream of gemcitabine treatment in preclinical models may provide an insight into resistance mechanisms. Using cytokine arrays, we identified potential secretory biomarkers of gemcitabine resistance (response) in the transgenic KRasG12D; Trp53R172H; Pdx-1 Cre (KPC) mouse model of PDAC. We verified the oncogenic role of the cytokine tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases 1 (TIMP1) in primary pancreatic tumors and metastases using both in vitro techniques and animal models...
November 1, 2017: Cancer Research
Irene Dogliotti, Carmen Fava, Anna Serra, Enrico Gottardi, Filomena Daraio, Francesca Carnuccio, Emilia Giugliano, Monica Bocchia, Giuseppe Saglio, Giovanna Rege-Cambrin
Current diagnostic criteria for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasia (MPN) have been redefined by the discovery of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) and calreticulin (CALR) genetic alterations. Only few cases of coexistence of CALR-mutated MPN and Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have been described so far. Here we report the case of a patient with CML diagnosed in 2001, treated with imatinib and pegylated interferon (IFN) frontline. She reached complete molecular remission (CMR) and discontinued imatinib, maintaining treatment free remission...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
Inderjit Singh, Geoffrey Mikita, Daniel Green, Cristobal Risquez, Abraham Sanders
Myeloproliferative neoplasia (MPN)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) is included in group five of the most recent clinical classification of PH.(1) The MPNs are a heterogeneous group of disorders that includes disorders with primary expression of a myeloid phenotype and disorders characterized by expression of the Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2) mutation, p.V617F. The latter includes essential thrombocytosis, polycythemia vera, and idiopathic myelofibrosis.(2) Pulmonary extra-medullary hematopoiesis (EMH) refers to the presence of hematopoietic precursor cells in the lung...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Marcin W Wlodarski, Emilia Kozyra, Charlotte M Niemeyer
The GATA2 gene codes for a master hematopoietic transcription factor that is essential for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Heterozygous germline mutations in GATA2 have been initially associated with several clinical entities that are now collectively defined as GATA2 deficiency. Despite pleiotropic clinical manifestations, the high propensity for the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) constitutes the most common clinical denominator of this major MDS predisposition syndrome...
August 2017: International Journal of Hematology
Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Richard A Padgett, Anna L Brown, Carsten Müller-Tidow
While early presentation of familial leukemia syndromes is typical, long disease anticipation may mask cases of familial traits in seemingly spontaneous disease. Germline mutations in DDX41 gene have been discovered in several leukemia families, as well as in mostly adult patients with seemingly spontaneous disease but having strong family histories of myeloid neoplasia. As with other familial genes, DDX41 mutation carriers can develop neoplasia through acquisition of another somatic mutation, thereby affecting both DDX41 alleles...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
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