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Clémentine Sarkozy, Thierry Molina, Hervé Ghesquières, Anne-Sophie Michallet, Jehan Dupuis, Diane Damotte, Franck Morsschauser, Marie Parrens, Laurent Martin, Peggy Dartigues, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Pierre Hirsch, Betina Fabiani, Krimo Bouabdallah, Maria Gomes da Silva, Marie Maerevoet, Camille Laurent, Bertrand Coiffier, Gilles Salles, Alexandra Traverse-Glehen
Mediastinal grey zone lymphoma, B cell lymphomas with intermediate features between classical Hodgkin lymphoma and primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma, are not well described in the literature. We report the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a large retrospective series of 99 cases centrally reviewed by a panel of hematopathologists, with a consensus established for the diagnosis. Cases were defined as classical Hodgkin lymphoma-like morphology (64.6%) with primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma immunophenotype, primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma-like morphology (30...
October 6, 2016: Haematologica
Sameer Bakhshi, Sainath Bhethanabhotla, Rakesh Kumar, Krishankant Agarwal, Punit Sharma, Sanjay Thulkar, Arun Malhotra, Deepa Dhawan, Sreenivas Vishnubhatla
BACKGROUND: Data about significance of (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) at interim assessment and end of treatment in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are limited. METHODS: Patients (≤18 years) with HL were prospectively evaluated with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) and PET combined with low-dose CT(PET-CT) at baseline, post 2 cycles of chemotherapy and post completion of treatment. Revised international working group criteria (RIW) and Deauville (DA) five point-scale for response assessment by PET-CT were used...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Zeinab Abou Yehia, George N Mikhaeel, Grace Smith, Chelsea C Pinnix, Sarah A Milgrom, Chad Tang, Wen Jiang, Michelle A Fanale, Yasuhiro Oki, JoAnn H Shank, Trisha Horace, Jay Reddy, Mani Akhtari, Jillian R Gunther, Tina Suki, Pamela K Allen, Shryll Turner, Osama Mawlawi, Bouthaina S Dabaja
PURPOSE: Bleomycin pulmonary toxicity (BPT) is a well-known complication of treatment in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). We undertook the present study to investigate the risk of radiation pneumonitis (RP) in the setting of BPT and to determine the need for delay or omission of radiation therapy (RT) in these patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 123 HL patients treated with ABVD (Adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) followed by RT to the chest from January 2009 to December 2014...
August 22, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Sara Alonso-Álvarez, Maria Belén Vidriales, Maria Dolores Caballero, Oscar Blanco, Noemí Puig, Alejandro Martin, Maria Jesús Peñarrubia, Esther Zato, Josefina Galende, Abelardo Bárez, Miguel Alcoceba, Alberto Orfão, Marcos González, Ramón García-Sanz
Prognostic factors in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) still fail to accurately identify high-risk patients. Tumor microenvironment in HL is a current focus of research for risk definition but few studies have focused on infiltrating lymphocytes. Here, we analyzed the number of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes by flow cytometry in diagnostic biopsies from 96 HL homogeneously treated patients with ABVD with or without radiotherapy. Most lymph node cells were lymphocytes (90 ± 17), with a median T/B/NK distribution of 74%/26%/0...
October 12, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Claudio Agostinelli, Andrea Gallamini, Luisa Stracqualursi, Patrizia Agati, Claudio Tripodo, Fabio Fuligni, Maria Teresa Sista, Stefano Fanti, Alberto Biggi, Umberto Vitolo, Luigi Rigacci, Francesco Merli, Caterina Patti, Alessandra Romano, Alessandro Levis, Livio Trentin, Caterina Stelitano, Anna Borra, Pier Paolo Piccaluga, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Peter Kamper, Jan Maciej Zaucha, Bogdan Małkowski, Waldemar Kulikowski, Joanna Tajer, Edyta Subocz, Justyna Rybka, Christian Steidl, Alessandro Broccoli, Lisa Argnani, Randy D Gascoyne, Francesco d'Amore, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Stefano A Pileri
BACKGROUND: Early-interim fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET scan after two ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) chemotherapy courses (PET-2) represents the most effective predictor of treatment outcome in classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. We aimed to assess the predictive value of PET-2 combined with tissue biomarkers in neoplastic and microenvironmental cells for this disease. METHODS: We enrolled 208 patients with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma and treated with ABVD (training set), from Jan 1, 2002, to Dec 31, 2009, and validated the results in a fully matched independent cohort of 102 patients with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (validation set), enrolled from Jan 1, 2008, to Dec 31, 2012...
October 2016: Lancet Haematology
Shailendra Prasad Verma, Arunkumar Subbiah, Vinod Kolar Vishwanath, Tarun Kumar Dutta
Bleomycin-induced skin toxicity is a rare and unique complication. We report a 35-year-old man with nodular lymphocytic predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage IVB, who was started on adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastin and dacarbazine (ABVD) chemotherapy. He developed pruritic hyperpigmented, patchy skin lesions on the neck, back, chest and thighs after IA cycle of ABVD chemotherapy. Lesions were not typical flagellate rash but hyperpigmented, patchy and mildly pruritic lesions over the trunk and proximal extremities...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
J R Gunther, M Fanale, J Reddy, M Akhtari, G L Smith, C C Pinnix, S A Milgrom, Z Abou Yehia, E M Osborne, O R Mawlawi, P K Allen, B Dabaja
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Hamid Bur, Kirsi-Maria Haapasaari, Taina Turpeenniemi-Hujanen, Outi Kuittinen, Päivi Auvinen, Katja Marin, Ylermi Soini, Peeter Karihtala
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic regulators, including Jumonji domain 2 (JMJD2/KDM4) proteins are involved in post-translational modification of histone demethylation and have a major role in carcinogenesis of many solid tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed immunohistochemically the expression of lysine (K)-specific demethylase 4 (KDM4)A, KDM4B and KDM4D in tumors from 91 patients of adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, darcabazine (ABVD)-treated classical Hodgkin lymphoma...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Charles Mesguich, Anne-Laure Cazeau, Krimo Bouabdallah, Pierre Soubeyran, Martine Guyot, Noël Milpied, Laurence Bordenave, Elif Hindié
We examined the outcome of a cohort of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in order to assess if fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) at the end of treatment (end-PET) can be omitted when the interim PET (int-PET) is negative. Seventy-six ABVD(adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine)-treated patients were retrospectively included. No change in treatment was made on the basis of int-PET results. Suspicious foci on end-PET received biopsy confirmation whenever possible...
August 19, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Yanxia Jiang, Yan Chen, Ruibin Huang, Guoan Chen
To compare the efficiency of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) against that of bleomycin, etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (BEACOPP) for treating Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). An extensive English-language literature retrieval on clinical outcomes after treatment by ABVD versus BEACOPP was conducted on Medline, PubMed, and Embase through the period ending December 2015. Odds ratio (OR) with corresponding 95 % confidence interval (95 % CI) was pooled based on the heterogeneity across individual studies...
October 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Domenico Albano, Caterina Patti, Ludovico La Grutta, Emanuele Grassedonio, Antonino Mulè, Giuseppe Brancatelli, Roberto Lagalla, Massimo Midiri, Massimo Galia
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our retrospective review of prospectively acquired Whole Body Magnetic Resonance (WB-MRI) scans was to assess the incidence of osteonecrosis in patients who received different chemotherapies. METHODS: We evaluated the WB-MRI scans performed on 42 patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma treated by three chemotherapy regimens (6ABVD, 2ABVD + 4BEACOPP, 2ABVD + 8BEACOPP), excluding patients with the main risk factors for osteonecrosis. RESULTS: Six out of seven patients (86 %) who received eight BEACOPP and one out of five patients (20 %) treated by four BEACOPP presented osteonecrosis, with a statistically significant difference of frequency between the two groups of patients (p < 0...
August 13, 2016: European Radiology
Ankur Jain, Naresh Gupta
Sternal masses present a unique diagnostic challenge in clinical practice. A wide array of differential diagnosis of a sternal mass includes osteomyelitis, tuberculosis, eosinophilic granuloma, sarcoma and lymphoma (usually Non-Hodgkin's) amongst others. Sternum is a rare site of Hodgkin's lymphoma and is usually misdiagnosed as tuberculosis or eosinophilic granuloma on routine histopathology. This delayed diagnosis culminates in death of patients. We report a 30-year-old lady who presented with swelling in upper part of chest wall since 1 month...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos, Peter W M Johnson
There is now good evidence that the escalated BEACOPP regimen (bleomycin, etoposide, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone) is more effective in controlling advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) than the widely used ABVD regimen (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine), but the extra efficacy comes at the expense of both short- and long-term toxicity, and there is debate as to whether overall survival is affected. Baseline prognostic factors have proven of limited utility for determining which patients require more intensive therapy and recent studies have sought to use interim fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) evaluation as a means to guide the modulation of treatment, both upwards and downwards in intensity...
July 2016: Seminars in Hematology
Andreas Engert, John Raemaekers
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has become one of the best curable malignancies today. This is particularly true for patients with early-stage disease. Today, most patients in this risk group are treated with a combination of chemotherapy followed by small-field radiotherapy. More recent clinical trials such as the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) HD10 study demonstrated, that even two cycles of ABVD followed by 20 Gy involved-field radiation therapy (IF-RT) are sufficient and result in more than 90% of patients being cured...
July 2016: Seminars in Hematology
Hikmet G Tanyildiz, Handan Dincaslan, Gulsan Yavuz, Emel Unal, Aydan Ikinciogulları, Figen Dogu, Nurdan Tacyildiz
The prevalence of lymphoma in primary immunodeficiency cases and autoimmune diseases, as well as on a background of immunodeficiency following organ transplants, is increasing. The lymphoma treatment success rate is known to be a low prognosis. Our study aimed to emphasize the low survival rates in immunodeficient vs. immunocompetent lymphoma patients and also to investigate the effect of rituximab in patients with ataxia telangiectasia and other immunodeficiencies. We summarized the clinical characteristics and treatment results of 17 cases with primary immunodeficiency that developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) retrospectively...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Sven Borchmann, Bastian von Tresckow, Andreas Engert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: After presenting the current treatment recommendations for early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, we give an overview on recently published clinical trials in this setting. Furthermore, the potential influence of current trials on the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma and integration of newly emerging drugs into treatment protocols will be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Trials attempting treatment de-escalation and omission of radiotherapy on the basis of early interim PET-scans have been disappointing so far, but results of some large trials employing this strategy are still awaited...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Oncology
Ádám Jóna, Gábor Irsai, Sándor Barna, Gábor Méhes, Árpád Illés, László Váróczy
Introduction. Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly curable lymphoid malignancy; however treatment of a significant number of patients remains challenging. Case Report. The authors present an unusually rapidly progressing case of refractory advanced stage classical nodular sclerosis subtype Hodgkin lymphoma with unfavorable prognosis. A 66-year-old male patient was refractory for first-line doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastin, dacarbazine (ABVD) treatment with persistent disease; therefore physicians changed treatment for dexamethasone, cytarabine, and cisplatin (DHAP) and later ifosfamide, gemcitabine, and vinorelbine (IGEV) regimen...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Ankur Jain, Pankaj Malhotra, Gaurav Prakash, Subhash Varma, Narender Kumar, Asim Das
Clinicians in hematology practice commonly encounter anemia, hypercalcemia and renal failure, which when present in combination evoke a diagnostic workup for multiple myeloma. We report a 71-years old lady who presented to our hematology clinic with fever and easy fatiguability of 3 months duration and on investigations was found to have anemia and hypercalcemia. Direct Coomb's test characterized the anemia as complement mediated (anti-C3d) hemolysis. Biochemical investigations revealed normal 25(OH) Vitamin D3 and suppressed Parathormone levels and a negative workup for plasma cell dyscrasias, sarcoidosis and autoimmune disorders...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Peter Johnson, Massimo Federico, Amy Kirkwood, Alexander Fosså, Leanne Berkahn, Angelo Carella, Francesco d'Amore, Gunilla Enblad, Antonella Franceschetto, Michael Fulham, Stefano Luminari, Michael O'Doherty, Pip Patrick, Thomas Roberts, Gamal Sidra, Lindsey Stevens, Paul Smith, Judith Trotman, Zaid Viney, John Radford, Sally Barrington
BACKGROUND: We tested interim positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) as a measure of early response to chemotherapy in order to guide treatment for patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed advanced classic Hodgkin's lymphoma underwent a baseline PET-CT scan, received two cycles of ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine) chemotherapy, and then underwent an interim PET-CT scan. Images were centrally reviewed with the use of a 5-point scale for PET findings...
June 23, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Xin Li, Q I Deng, Yu-Ming Li
Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a group of disorders in various tissues characterized by the proliferation of Langerhans cells. It is rarely observed in adults. Langerhans cells are dendritic cells that express cluster of differentiation 1a (CD1a) and S100 protein, and contain Birbeck granules. Its etiopathogenesis remains to be elucidated. One possible etiological cause is a reactive proliferation of Langerhans cells following chemotherapy or radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease (HD). A number of cases of LCH associated with malignant lymphoma have been reported previously...
July 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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