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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334300/the-impact-of-early-molecular-response-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-imatinib-a-single-center-study-from-china
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Haigang Shao, Zhao Zeng, Jiannong Cen, Jun Zhang, Shuxiao Bai, Chunxiao Wu, Yanlei Gong, Yong Wang, Huiying Qiu, Suning Chen, Jinlan Pan
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is rare among children and adolescents. The early molecular response (EMR) is an important prognostic significance for adult CML patients. This study explored the impact of EMR on the prognosis in 40 children and adolescents with CML-CP treated with imatinib (IM). Our results showed that a high proportion of patients failed to achieve the BCR-ABL1/ABL1 International Scale (IS) ≤ 10% at 3 months. Children with a BCR-ABL1/ABL1 ≤ 10% at 3 months and <1% at 6 months increased the rate of achieving complete cytogenetic response (CCyR) and/or major molecular response (MMR) at 12 months compared to those with BCR-ABL1/ABL1 > 10%...
January 15, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334169/impact-of-baseline-clinical-and-laboratory-features-on-the-risk-of-thrombosis-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-prospective-evaluation
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Uma H Athale, T Mizrahi, C Laverdière, T Nayiager, Y-L Delva, G Foster, L Thabane, M David, J-M Leclerc, A K C Chan
BACKGROUND: Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of thromboembolism (TE). However, the predictors of ALL-associated TE are as yet uncertain. OBJECTIVE: This exploratory, prospective cohort study evaluated the effects of clinical (age, gender, ALL risk group) and laboratory variables (hematological parameters, ABO blood group, inherited and acquired prothrombotic defects [PDs]) at diagnosis on the development of symptomatic TE (sTE) in children (aged 1 to ≤18) treated on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL 05-001 study...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333004/drosha-rs642321-polymorphism-influence-susceptibility-to-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-preliminary-report
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Mohammad Hashemi, Seyed-Shahaboddin Hasani, Majid Naderi
Introduction: It has been well known that the microRNA biogenesis is involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases. We investigated the possible association between DROSHA rs642321 variant and risk of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Materials and Methods: We genotyped 75 children diagnosed with ALL and 115 age- and sex-matched children with no history of cancer of any type (as the control group) by the tetra amplification refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330746/risk-stratified-therapy-for-children-with-flt3-itd-positive-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-from-the-jplsg-aml-05-study
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Akira Shimada, Yuka Iijima-Yamashita, Akio Tawa, Daisuke Tomizawa, Miho Yamada, Shiba Norio, Tomoyuki Watanabe, Takashi Taga, Shotaro Iwamoto, Kiminori Terui, Hiroshi Moritake, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hideki Nakayama, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hiroaki Goto, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Akiko Moriya Saito, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Keizo Horibe, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Oki, Yasuhide Hayashi, Shiro Tanaka, Souichi Adachi
Acute myeloid leukemia harboring internal tandem duplication of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (AMLFLT3-ITD) is associated with poor prognosis. We evaluated the results of the AML-05 study, in which all AMLFLT3-ITD patients were assigned to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in the first remission (1CR). We also investigated the effects of additional genetic alterations on FLT3-ITD. The 5-year overall survival (OS) and event-free survival (EFS) rates among the 47 AMLFLT3-ITD patients were 42...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329036/crocin-improves-the-proliferation-and-cytotoxic-function-of-t-cells-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Kunpeng Zhang, Lingzhen Wang, Shaoyong Si, Yan Sun, Wenting Pei, Yan Ming, Lirong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Immunotherapy is important to improve the survival of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This study aimed to assess the effects of crocin on the proliferation and function of T cells isolated from children with ALL. METHODS: The mononuclear cells were isolated from peripheral blood of children with ALL and then treated with different final concentrations of crocin. The levels of different cytokines secreted by T cells and the ratio of CD4 and CD8 were measured...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328996/acute-and-sub-acute-neurological-toxicity-in-children-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Natalia C Millan, Analía Pastrana, Myriam R Guitter, Pedro A Zubizarreta, María S Monges, María S Felice
Eighty percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive with current treatments. Neurotoxicity is an infrequent adverse event. We describe clinical presentations of neurological toxicity, phases of treatment when these adverse events were more frequent and patients ́ outcome. From January-1995 to December-2015, 1379 ALL cases were admitted. Neurotoxicity was diagnosed in 49 patients (3.6%) and classified according to neurological syndromes. Medical records, laboratory-tests and images were reviewed...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325825/-thromboembolic-disease-in-pediatric-oncology
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A Theron, C Biron-Andreani, S Haouy, L Saumet, M Saguintah, E Jeziorski, N Sirvent
The survival rate of children with cancer is now close to 80 %, as a result of continuous improvement in diagnostic and treatment procedures. Prevention and treatment of treatment-associated complications is now a major challenge. Thromboembolic venous disease, due to multifactorial pathogenesis, is a frequent complication (up to 40 % asymptomatic thrombosis in children with cancer), responsible for significant morbidity. Predominantly in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, lymphoma, or sarcoma, thromboembolic disease justifies primary prophylaxis in certain populations at risk, whether genetic or environmental...
January 8, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319583/the-infectious-and-non-infectious-etiology-clinical-picture-and-outcome-of-neutropenia-in-immunocompetent-hospitalized-children
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Odeya David, Yariv Fruchtman, Ruslan Sergienko, Joseph Kapelushnik, Eugene Leibovitz
BACKGROUND: Acquired neutropenia in immunocompetent children is common and its differential diagnosis ranges from benign causes to life-threatening diseases. We described the etiology, clinical picture and outcome of new onset neutropenia in immunocompetent children assessed in the emergency department and hospitalized at our medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Previously healthy children admitted with neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count [ANC] <1.5 x 10/L) were included...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319209/effectiveness-of-antibacterial-prophylaxis-during-induction-chemotherapy-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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M L Sulis, T M Blonquist, K E Stevenson, S K Hunt, S Kay-Green, U H Athale, L A Clavell, P D Cole, K M Kelly, C Laverdiere, J M Leclerc, B Michon, M A Schorin, J G Welch, D S Neuberg, S E Sallan, L B Silverman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients receiving induction chemotherapy for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at high risk of developing life-threatening infections. We investigated whether uniform antibacterial guidelines, including mandatory antibacterial prophylaxis in afebrile patients during induction, decreases the incidence of microbiologically documented bacteremia. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 230 patients with newly diagnosed ALL (aged 1-21) were enrolled on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocol 11-001 (DFCI 11-001)...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317558/childhood-cancer-incidence-in-india-betweem-2012-and-2014-report-of-a-population-based-cancer-registry
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Suman Das, Dilip Kumar Paul, Kumar Anshu, Subhajit Bhakta
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of childhood cancer incidence in India between 2012-2014. METHODS: Secondary data analysis on age-adjusted rates of cancer incidence for children (0-14 years) were collected from the report of the National Cancer Registry Programme in the year 2016. RESULTS: Age-adjusted rates of childhood cancer incidence ranged from 18.5 per million in the state of Nagaland to 235.3 per million in Delhi for boys. The rates were 11...
December 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309372/assessment-of-humoral-immunity-to-hepatitis-b-measles-rubella-and-mumps-in-children-after-chemotherapy
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Zuhal Keskin Yildirim, Mustafa Buyukavci
BACKGROUND: Cancer survival rates and longevity of patients after therapy have significantly improved during the last few decades. Therefore, lasting protection against infections should be provided. PROCEDURE: A total of 162 children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma were enrolled in the study. Antibody levels against hepatitis B virus was assessed both at the time of diagnosis and within 6 months after completion of chemotherapy...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307718/haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-for-refractory-relapsed-neuroblastoma
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Toni Illhardt, Jacek Toporski, Tobias Feuchtinger, Dominik Turkiewicz, Heiko-Manuel Teltschik, Martin Ebinger, Carl-Philipp Schwarze, Ursula Holzer, Holger N Lode, Michael H Albert, Bernd Gruhn, Christian Urban, Josefina H Dykes, Oliver Teuffel, Michael Schumm, Rupert Handgretinger, Peter Lang
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with refractory or relapsed metastatic neuroblastoma (NBL) have a poor prognosis despite autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT). Allogeneic SCT from haploidentical donors had remarkable alloreactive effects in leukemia patients; hence, we evaluated this approach in children with very high-risk NBL. METHODS: We analyzed data from two prospective phase I/II trials. 26 patients with refractory (n=5) or metastatic relapsed (n=20) or locally relapsed MYCN+ (n=1) neuroblastoma received a median of 17x106/kg T/B cell depleted CD34+ stem cells with 68x103/kg residual T cells and 107x106/kg NK cells...
January 4, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306656/association-between-a-microrna-binding-site-polymorphism-in-slco1a2-and-the-risk-of-delayed-methotrexate-elimination-in-chinese-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shu-Mei Wang, Wei-Xin Zeng, Wan-Shui Wu, Lu-Lu Sun, Dan Yan
Organic anion-transporting polypeptide 1A2 (OATP1A2) is involved in the cellular uptake of methotrexate (MTX). Genetic variation in solute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1A2 (SLCO1A2, the coding gene of OATP1A2) has important implications for the elimination of MTX. We investigated the association between a microRNA (miRNA) binding site polymorphism (rs4149009 G > A) in the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of SLCO1A2 with the serum MTX concentrations in Chinese children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304394/perforin-gene-variation-influences-survival-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Aleksandra Jaworowska, Agata Pastorczak, Joanna Trelinska, Kamila Wypyszczak, Maciej Borowiec, Wojciech Fendler, Lukasz Sedek, Tomasz Szczepanski, Rafal Ploski, Wojciech Młynarski
Although a growing body of data links mutations in the perforin gene with increased susceptibility to hematologic malignancies, no studies discuss their influence on the clinical course of such diseases. The present study examines the impact of perforin gene variation on the clinical outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. The study enrolled 312 children aged 1-18 years, treated for ALL. PRF1 gene variants were analyzed through direct DNA sequencing. Variation in rs885822 was found to be associated with overall survival: patients carrying the GG genotype demonstrated a significantly increased risk of death compared to those carrying the A allele, independently of ALL risk groups (HR 3...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303660/acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-excluding-down-syndrome-remains-an-acute-myeloid-subgroup-with-inferior-outcome-in-the-french-elam02-trial
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Anne-Charlotte Teyssier, Hélène Lapillonne, Marlene Pasquet, Paola Ballerini, André Baruchel, Stephane Ducassou, Odile Fenneteau, Arnaud Petit, Wendy Cuccuini, Christine Ragu, Claude Preudhomme, Thomas Mercher, Nicolas Sirvent, Guy Leverger
We report the outcome of 27 children with de novo acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) (excluding Down syndrome) enrolled in the French multicenter prospective study ELAM02 (2005-2011). There was no difference in gender, initial leukocyte count, CNS involvement, and complete remission rate (88.9%), as compared to other acute myeloid leukemia (AML) subtypes. AMKL patients had a significantly poorer outcome (5-year overall survival 54% [CI 95% 33%-71%] than children with other AML subtypes (5-year overall survival 73% [CI 95% 68%-77%] p = 0...
January 5, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301374/why-differentiation-therapy-sometimes-fails-molecular-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-retinoids
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REVIEW
Petr Chlapek, Viera Slavikova, Pavel Mazanek, Jaroslav Sterba, Renata Veselska
Retinoids represent a popular group of differentiation inducers that are successfully used in oncology for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia in adults and of neuroblastoma in children. The therapeutic potential of retinoids is based on their key role in the regulation of cell differentiation, growth, and apoptosis, which provides a basis for their use both in cancer therapy and chemoprevention. Nevertheless, patients treated with retinoids often exhibit or develop resistance to this therapy. Although resistance to retinoids is commonly categorized as either acquired or intrinsic, resistance as a single phenotypic feature is usually based on the same mechanisms that are closely related or combined in both of these types...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300620/tp53-germline-variations-influence-the-predisposition-and-prognosis-of-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-children
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Maoxiang Qian, Xueyuan Cao, Meenakshi Devidas, Wenjian Yang, Cheng Cheng, Yunfeng Dai, Andrew Carroll, Nyla A Heerema, Hui Zhang, Takaya Moriyama, Julie M Gastier-Foster, Heng Xu, Elizabeth Raetz, Eric Larsen, Naomi Winick, W Paul Bowman, Paul L Martin, Elaine R Mardis, Robert Fulton, Gerard Zambetti, Michael Borowitz, Brent Wood, Kim E Nichols, William L Carroll, Ching-Hon Pui, Charles G Mullighan, William E Evans, Stephen P Hunger, Mary V Relling, Mignon L Loh, Jun J Yang
Purpose Germline TP53 variation is the genetic basis of Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a highly penetrant cancer predisposition condition. Recent reports of germline TP53 variants in childhood hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) suggest that this type of leukemia is another manifestation of Li-Fraumeni syndrome; however, the pattern, prevalence, and clinical relevance of TP53 variants in childhood ALL remain unknown. Patients and Methods Targeted sequencing of TP53 coding regions was performed in 3,801 children from the Children's Oncology Group frontline ALL clinical trials, AALL0232 and P9900...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296959/somatic-mutations-in-children-with-gata2-associated-myelodysplastic-syndrome-who-lack-other-features-of-gata2-deficiency
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Kevin E Fisher, Amy P Hsu, Christopher L Williams, Hadi Sayeed, Brian Y Merritt, M Tarek Elghetany, Steven M Holland, Alison A Bertuch, Maria Monica Gramatges
Approximately 10% of children with primary myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) have germ line GATA2 mutations, leading to the proposal that all children with primary MDS and certain cytogenetic findings, including monosomy 7, be tested for germ line GATA2 mutations regardless of family history or other clinical features associated with GATA2 deficiency. In adults with familial GATA2-MDS, those with somatic mutations in ASXL1 experience rapid disease progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and poor prognosis after stem cell transplantation; however, the prevalence of somatic mutations in primary pediatric GATA2-MDS is unclear...
February 28, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296904/soluble-interleukin-2-receptor-is-a-sensitive-diagnostic-test-in-adult-hlh
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Anna Hayden, Molly Lin, Sujin Park, Morris Pudek, Marion Schneider, Michael B Jordan, Andre Mattman, Luke Y C Chen
Serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2r) is an important disease marker in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), but there are no published data on its diagnostic value in adults. We conducted a single-center retrospective study of 78 consecutive adults who had sIL-2r measured for suspected HLH. Serum sIL-2r levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (adult reference range, 241-846 U/mL). There were 38 patients with HLH and 40 with a non-HLH diagnosis (such as sepsis, liver disease, histiocyte disorders, autoimmune disease, leukemia, or lymphoma)...
December 12, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296780/interleukin-6-levels-predict-event-free-survival-in-pediatric-aml-and-suggest-a-mechanism-of-chemotherapy-resistance
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Alexandra M Stevens, Jennifer M Miller, Jaime O Munoz, Amos S Gaikwad, Michele S Redell
The tumor microenvironment can protect cancer cells from conventional anticancer therapies. Thus, targeting these protective mechanisms could eradicate therapy-resistant cancer cells and improve outcomes. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) provides extrinsic protection for several solid tumors and multiple myeloma. In pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML), IL-6-induced STAT3 signaling frequently becomes stronger at relapse, and increases in IL-6-induced STAT3 activity are associated with inferior survival after relapse...
August 8, 2017: Blood Advances
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