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Bueso Ramos

Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Jürgen Thiele, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, William Sun, Jorge Cortes, Hagop M Kantarjian, Srdan Verstovsek
BACKGROUND: Myelofibrosis (MF) is a life-shortening complication of myeloproliferative neoplasms associated with ineffective hematopoiesis, splenomegaly, and progressive bone marrow (BM) fibrosis. The oral Janus kinase (JAK) 1/JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib has been shown to improve splenomegaly, symptom burden, and overall survival in patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk MF compared with placebo or best available therapy (BAT). METHODS: The effects of ruxolitinib therapy for up to 66 months on BM morphology in 68 patients with advanced MF with variable BM fibrosis grade were compared with those in 192 matching patients treated with BAT...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
Jingyi Li, Jie Xu, Lynne V Abruzzo, Guilin Tang, Shaoying Li, M James You, Gary Lu, Elias J Jabbour, Qi Deng, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, L Jeffrey Medeiros, C Cameron Yin
We describe the clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic and molecular genetic features of 15 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t(4;12)(q12;p13). There were 9 men and 6 women, with a median age of 50 years (range, 17-76). Most patients had hypercellular bone marrow with a median blast count of 58% and multilineage dysplasia. Flow cytometry analysis showed myeloid lineage with blasts positive for CD13, CD33, CD34, CD38, CD117 and HLA-DR. Interestingly, aberrant CD7 expression was detected in 12/14 cases, and myeloperoxidase was either negative (3/15) or positive in only a small subset of the blasts (12/15)...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Koichi Takahashi, Keyur Patel, Feng Wang, Song Xingzhi, Graciela M Nogueras, Xuelin Huang, Ana Alfonso Pierola, Elias Jabbour, Simona Colla, Irene Gañan-Gomez, Gautham Borthakur, Naval Daver, Zeev Estrov, Tapan Kadia, Naveen Pemmaraju, Farhad Ravandi, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Ali Chamseddine, Marina Konopleva, Jianhua Zhang, Hagop Kantarjian, Andrew Futreal, Guillermo Garcia-Manero
The prognostic and predictive value of sequencing analysis in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has not been fully integrated into clinical practice. We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) of bone marrow samples from 83 patients with MDS and 31 with MDS/MPN identifying 218 driver mutations in 31 genes in 98 (86%) patients. A total of 65 (57%) patients received therapy with hypomethylating agents. By univariate analysis, mutations in BCOR, STAG2, TP53 and SF3B1 significantly influenced survival. Increased number of mutations (≥ 3), but not clonal heterogeneity, predicted for shorter survival and LFS...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Tanu Goyal, Beenu Thakral, Sa A Wang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Min Shi, Dragan Jevremovic, William G Morice, Qian-Yun Zhang, Tracy I George, Kathryn K Foucar, Siddharth Bhattacharyya, Adam Bagg, Heesun J Rogers, Juraj Bodo, Lisa Durkin, Eric D Hsi
Objective: T-cell large granular lymphocytic (T-LGL) leukemia is associated with B-cell lymphomas (BCLs), especially small BCLs. We aimed to explore and expand upon its association with BCLs. Methods: We retrospectively studied clinicopathologic features of T-LGL leukemia patients with coexisting BCL from January 2001 to December 2016. Results: Among 432 patients with T-LGL leukemia, 22 (5.1%) had an associated B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
January 20, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Craig R Soderquist, Mark D Ewalt, David R Czuchlewski, Julia T Geyer, Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Sa A Wang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Attilio Orazi, Daniel A Arber, Elizabeth O Hexner, Daria V Babushok, Adam Bagg
Myeloproliferative neoplasms arise from hematopoietic stem cells with somatically altered tyrosine kinase signaling. Classification of myeloproliferative neoplasms is based on hematologic, histopathologic and molecular characteristics including the presence of the BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F. Although thought to be mutually exclusive, a number of cases with co-occurring BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F have been identified. To characterize the clinicopathologic features of myeloproliferative neoplasms with concomitant BCR-ABL1 and JAK2 V617F, and define the frequency of co-occurrence, we conducted a retrospective multi-institutional study...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Koichi Takahashi, Feng Wang, Hagop Kantarjian, Xingzhi Song, Keyur Patel, Sattva Neelapu, Curtis Gumbs, Latasha Little, Samantha Tippen, Rebecca Thornton, Courtney D DiNardo, Farhad Ravandi, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Jianhua Zhang, Xifeng Wu, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, P Andrew Futreal
Recent studies have revealed that clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) is an important risk factor for therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs). CHIP is currently defined as a clonal hematopoietic population carrying somatic point mutations in 1 of the leukemia-associated genes. Patients with t-MNs often present with chromosomal abnormalities in addition to somatic point mutations. It remains unclear whether chromosomal abnormalities can cooccur with point mutations as part of CHIP. Here we report that 3 of 14 patients with t-MNs had low amplitude but detectable chromosome arm-level copy number alterations (CNAs) in the peripheral blood samples that were taken at the time of their primary cancer diagnosis and before exposure to therapy...
June 27, 2017: Blood Advances
Juliana E Hidalgo López, Adrian Carballo-Zarate, Srdan Verstovsek, Sa A Wang, Shimin Hu, Shaoying Li, Jie Xu, Wenli Zuo, Zhenya Tang, C Cameron Yin, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Guilin Tang
Approximately 10% of patients with polycythemia vera (PV) transform to acute leukemia (blast phase) at 10 years after initial diagnosis of PV. The bone marrow pathologic, cytogenetic, and molecular features of blast phase have not been well characterized. In this study, we reviewed 422 PV patients over a period of 11 years and identified 58 patients who developed acute myeloid leukemia (blast phase) during the course of disease. We found that blast phase of PV was characterized by overt myelodysplasia (n = 51, 88%); moderate to severe myelofibrosis (33 of 45, 73%); an abnormal karyotype (n = 51, 88%) that was often complex karyotype (n = 42, 72%); and gene mutations involving TP53 (55%), TET2 (27%), and DNMT3A (25%)...
March 2018: Annals of Hematology
Lucia Masarova, C Cameron Yin, Jorge E Cortes, Marina Konopleva, Gautam Borthakur, Kate J Newberry, Hagop M Kantarjian, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Srdan Verstovsek
Background: Pegylated interferon alfa-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) is a potent immunomodulating agent capable of inducing high rate of hematologic and even complete molecular remission in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV). We recently reported results of a phase 2 trial of PEG-IFN-α-2a in 83 patients with ET and PV after a median follow-up of 83 months. Here we report an analysis of bone marrow (BM) responses in these patients. Methods: Among 83 patients, 58 (70%, PV 25, ET 31) had evaluable BM samples...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
Rita Assi, Hagop M Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Jorge E Cortes, Naveen Pemmaraju, Xuemei Wang, Graciela Nogueras-Gonzalez, Elias Jabbour, Prithviraj Bose, Tapan Kadia, Courtney D Dinardo, Keyur Patel, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Lingsha Zhou, Sherry Pierce, Romany Gergis, Carla Tuttle, Gautam Borthakur, Zeev Estrov, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Juliana Hidalgo-Lopez, Srdan Verstovsek, Naval Daver
Ruxolitinib and azacytidine target distinct disease manifestations of myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPNs). Patients with MDS/MPNs initially received ruxolitinib BID (doses based on platelets count), continuously in 28-day cycles for the first 3 cycles. Azacytidine 25 mg/m2 (Day 1-5) intravenously or subcutaneously was recommended to be added to each cycle starting cycle 4 and could be increased to 75 mg/m2 (Days 1-5) for disease control. Azacytidine could be started earlier than cycle 4 and/or at higher dose in patients with rapidly proliferative disease or with elevated blasts...
February 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Sanam Loghavi, Jonathan L Curry, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Keyur P Patel, Jie Xu, Joseph D Khoury, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Phyu P Aung, Bernard R Gibson, Brandon P Goodwin, Brent C Kelly, Brinda R Korivi, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Victor G Prieto, Hagop M Kantarjian, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Michael T Tetzlaff
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a hematopoietic stem cell neoplasm exhibiting both myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative features. Cutaneous involvement by CMML is critical to recognize as it typically is a harbinger of disease progression and an increased incidence of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia. Cutaneous lesions of CMML exhibit heterogeneous histopathologic features that can be challenging to recognize as CMML. We describe a 67-year-old man with a 3-year history of CMML who had been managed on single-agent azacitidine with stable disease before developing splenomegaly and acute onset skin lesions...
December 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Elias Jabbour, Nicholas J Short, Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Xuelin Huang, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Wei Qiao, Hui Yang, Chong Zhao, Tapan Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Naveen Pemmaraju, Koji Sasaki, Zeev Estrov, Jorge Cortes, Farhad Ravandi, Yesid Alvarado, Rami Komrokji, Mikkael A Sekeres, David P Steensma, Amy DeZern, Gail Roboz, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero
Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) improve survival in patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) but are less well-studied in lower-risk disease. We compared the safety and efficacy of low-dose decitabine vs low-dose azacitidine in this group of patients. Adults with low- or intermediate 1-risk MDS or MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, according to the International Prognostic Scoring System, were randomly assigned using a Bayesian adaptive design to receive either azacitidine 75 mg/m2 intravenously/subcutaneously daily or decitabine 20 mg/m2 intravenously daily for 3 consecutive days on a 28-day cycle...
September 28, 2017: Blood
Juliana E Hidalgo-López, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Andrés E Quesada, Beenu Thakral, Zhihong Hu, Takayuki Mitsuhashi, Mariko Yabe, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of clonal neoplasms characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis. Hypomethylating agent (HMA) therapy is one of the mainstays of MDS therapy. Failure of HMA therapy is related to poor outcome; hence, new therapeutic approaches are warranted in these patients. In MDS, the immune system has a pivotal role in modulation of hematopoiesis and clonal expansion. In neoplastic conditions, immune checkpoint (PD-1 and CTLA4 molecules) hide tumor cells from immune surveillance...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Attilio Orazi, Juergen Thiele, Giovanni Barosi, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Robert P Hasserjian, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Umberto Gianelli, Richard Silver, Tariq I Mughal, Tiziano Barbui
The purpose of the study was to assess consensus and interobserver agreement among an international panel of six hematopathologists regarding characterization and reproducibility of bone marrow (BM) histologic features used to diagnose early stage myeloproliferative neoplasms, in particular differentiation of so-called masked/prodromal polycythemia vera (mPV) from JAK2-mutated essential thrombocythemia (ET). The six members of the hematopathology panel evaluated 98 BM specimens independently and in a blinded fashion without knowledge of clinical data...
October 2017: American Journal of Hematology
V Lokesh Battula, Phuong M Le, Jeffrey C Sun, Khoa Nguyen, Bin Yuan, Ximin Zhou, Sonali Sonnylal, Teresa McQueen, Vivian Ruvolo, Keith A Michel, Xiaoyang Ling, Rodrigo Jacamo, Elizabeth Shpall, Zhiqiang Wang, Arvind Rao, Gheath Al-Atrash, Marina Konopleva, R Eric Davis, Melvyn A Harrington, Catherine W Cahill, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Michael Andreeff
Genotypic and phenotypic alterations in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment, in particular in osteoprogenitor cells, have been shown to support leukemogenesis. However, it is unclear how leukemia cells alter the BM microenvironment to create a hospitable niche. Here, we report that acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, but not normal CD34+ or CD33+ cells, induce osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). In addition, AML cells inhibited adipogenic differentiation of MSCs. Mechanistic studies identified that AML-derived BMPs activate Smad1/5 signaling to induce osteogenic differentiation in MSCs...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
Matteo Marchesini, Yamini Ogoti, Elena Fiorini, Anil Aktas Samur, Luigi Nezi, Marianna D'Anca, Paola Storti, Mehmet Kemal Samur, Irene Ganan-Gomez, Maria Teresa Fulciniti, Nipun Mistry, Shan Jiang, Naran Bao, Valentina Marchica, Antonino Neri, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Chang-Jiun Wu, Li Zhang, Han Liang, Xinxin Peng, Nicola Giuliani, Giulio Draetta, Karen Clise-Dwyer, Hagop Kantarjian, Nikhil Munshi, Robert Orlowski, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Ronald A DePinho, Simona Colla
Amplification of 1q21 occurs in approximately 30% of de novo and 70% of relapsed multiple myeloma (MM) and is correlated with disease progression and drug resistance. Here, we provide evidence that the 1q21 amplification-driven overexpression of ILF2 in MM promotes tolerance of genomic instability and drives resistance to DNA-damaging agents. Mechanistically, elevated ILF2 expression exerts resistance to genotoxic agents by modulating YB-1 nuclear localization and interaction with the splicing factor U2AF65, which promotes mRNA processing and the stabilization of transcripts involved in homologous recombination in response to DNA damage...
July 10, 2017: Cancer Cell
Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Sanam Loghavi, Courtney D DiNardo, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Mark J Routbort, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Joseph D Khoury
A subset of patients with familial platelet disorder with propensity to myeloid malignancy and germline RUNX1 mutation develops hematological malignancies, often myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia, currently recognized in the 2016 WHO classification. Patients who develop hematologic malignancies are typically young, respond poorly to conventional therapy, and need allogeneic stem cell transplant from non-familial donors. Understanding the spectrum of bone marrow morphologic and genetic findings in these patients is critical to ensure diagnostic accuracy and develop criteria to recognize the onset of hematologic malignancies, particularly myelodysplastic syndrome...
October 2017: Haematologica
Juliana E Hidalgo-López, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Zeev Estrov, C Cameron Yin, Srdan Verstovsek, Sergej Konoplev, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Mohammad M Mohammad, Roberto N Miranda, Chong Zhao, John Lee, Zhuang Zuo, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos
Background:JAK2 V617F mutation (mut) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is rare. We describe the clinicopathologic findings of a single-institution series of 11 de novo AML cases with JAK2 V617. Methods: We identified cases of de novo AML with JAK2 V617F over a 10-year period. We reviewed diagnostic peripheral blood and bone marrow (BM) morphologic, cytogenetic, and molecular studies, including next-generation sequencing. The control group consisted of 12 patients with JAK2 wild-type (wt) AML matched for age, sex, and diagnosis...
June 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Elias Jabbour, Naval Guastad Daver, Nicholas James Short, Xuelin Huang, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Abhishek Maiti, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge Cortes, Simon Abi Aad, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Zeev Estrov, Tapan Kadia, Susan O'Brien, Bouthaina Dabaja, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Paolo Strati, Carol Bivins, Sherry Pierce, Hagop Kantarjian
Central nervous system (CNS) relapse is uncommon in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with the use of high-dose cytarabine containing chemotherapy regimens. The clinical and molecular features associated with a higher risk of CNS relapse are not well defined. We assessed the incidence and outcome of CNS relapses among 1245 patients with relapsed/refractory AML referred to our institution between 2000 and 2014. CNS leukemia relapse was observed in 51 patients (4.1%). Using a multivariate regression model and after adjusting for age, FLT3-ITD mutation (OR = 2...
September 2017: American Journal of Hematology
Ximena Montenegro-Garreaud, Roberto N Miranda, Alexandra Reynolds, Guilin Tang, Sa A Wang, Mariko Yabe, Wei Wang, Lianghua Fang, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Pei Lin, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Xinyan Lu
Rearrangements of FGFR1 result in the 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome, a group of rare diseases that features a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) that commonly progresses to lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma or acute myeloid leukemia. The most common partner of FGFR1 is ZMYM2, and patients with the ZMYM2-FGFR1 fusion often present with MPN and T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. There are 14 other partners that can fuse with FGFR1, and of interest is the BCR-FGFR1 fusion that results from t(8;22)(p11.2;q11.2). Patients with t(8;22) often show leukocytosis and present with an MPN resembling chronic myeloid leukemia or very rarely, with B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)...
July 2017: Human Pathology
Julia T Geyer, Wayne Tam, Yen-Chun Liu, Zhengming Chen, Sa A Wang, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Eric Hsi, Heesun J Rogers, Katherine Levinson, Adam Bagg, Duane C Hassane, Robert P Hasserjian, Attilio Orazi
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is characterized by persistent absolute monocytosis (≥1 × 109 /l) in the peripheral blood and dysplasia in ≥1 lineages. In the absence of dysplasia, an acquired clonal genetic abnormality is required or causes for reactive monocytosis have to be excluded. Oligomonocytic chronic myelomonocytic leukemia showing increased monocytes but no absolute monocytosis in the peripheral blood occurs occasionally. These cases are likely classified as myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, unclassifiable...
September 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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