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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328172/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Michael E Rytting, Elias J Jabbour, Susan M O'Brien, Hagop M Kantarjian
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population is a difficult clinical problem. The AYA population, generally regarded as patients aged 15 to 39 years, currently draws a good deal of attention, particularly in the area of therapy selection. The current trend is to treat this group of patients with leukemia regimens based on pediatric protocols, and results comparing pediatric approaches versus adult approaches to treatment are maturing. Results are pending from a large US trial in which pediatric-based treatment is given to AYA patients with ALL...
March 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326824/osteopontin-its-potential-role-in-cancer-of-children-and-young-adults
#2
Gabrielle Karpinsky, Aleksandra Fatyga, Malgorzata Anna Krawczyk, Madeleine Chamera, Natalia Sande, Dagmara Szmyd, Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska, Ewa Bien
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is aglyco-phosphoprotein, involved in tissue remodeling, inflammation and boneresorption. In various adult neoplasms OPN was shown to correlate with cancer progression, invasiveness and metastasis. AIM: to define the role of OPN in malignancies of children and young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a structured PubMed and Google Scholar literature analysis based on reports published in English between I'1995 and XII'2015...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321121/dnmt3a-regulates-t-cell-development-and-suppresses-t-all-transformation
#3
A C Kramer, A Kothari, W C Wilson, H Celik, J Nikitas, C Mallaney, E L Ostrander, E Eultgen, A Martens, M C Valentine, A L Young, T E Druley, M E Figueroa, B Zhang, G A Challen
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematopoietic neoplasm resulting from the malignant transformation of T-cell progenitors, and comprises approximately 15 and 25% of pediatric and adult ALL cases respectively. It is well-established that activating NOTCH1 mutations are the major genetic lesions driving T-ALL in most patients, but efforts to develop targeted therapies against this pathway have produced limited success in decreasing leukemic burden and come with significant clinical side effects...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315560/cytokine-release-syndrome-inpatient-care-for-side-effects-of-car-t-cell-therapy%C3%A2
#4
Laura Smith, Kimberly Venella
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia are more often being treated with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. As with any new therapy, the management of this patient population has a unique set of challenges. The side effects of this therapy can range from mild to severe, with cytokine release syndrome being the most common reason for hospitalization.
. OBJECTIVES: This article presents common side effects, treatments, and challenges of caring for hospitalized patients who have received CAR T-cell therapy...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315553/car-t-cell-therapy-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-and-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia%C3%A2
#5
Colleen Callahan, Diane Baniewicz, Beth Ely
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy provides a promising treatment option for children and adolescents with refractory or relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. OBJECTIVES: This article presents a hospital's experience with providing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, followed by a detailed discussion of the trajectory of treatment provided for pediatric patients and their families.
. METHODS: Clinical experience in delivering care to pediatric patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy is described...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315402/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-of-patients-under-treatment-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#6
Ozgur Yalcinbayir, Birol Baytan, Oner Gelisken, Basak Can, Melike Sezgin Evim, Meral Yildiz, Adalet Meral Gunes
PURPOSE: To investigate the use of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. METHODS: Children that were diagnosed with precursor B-cell ALL and classified as belonging to the medium-risk group for relapse were selected for this study. Individuals who were in continuous remission and on maintenance therapy were included in the study group. Cases that had central nervous system involvement were excluded...
March 14, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303518/potentially-life-threatening-coagulopathy-associated-with-simultaneous-reduction-in-coagulation-and-fibrinolytic-function-in-pediatric-acute-leukemia-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#7
Takashi Ishihara, Keiji Nogami, Tomoko Matsumoto, Akitaka Nomura, Yasufumi Takeshita, Satoshi Ochi, Midori Shima
The pathogenesis of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) and thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is poorly understood, and limited information is available on global hemostatic function in HSCT. We assessed changes in coagulation and fibrinolysis using a simultaneous thrombin and plasmin generation assay (T/P-GA) during HSCT. Measurements of endogenous thrombin potential (T-EP) and plasmin peak height (P-Peak) using T/P-GA in six pediatric acute leukemia patients treated with HSCT were compared to normal plasma...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299659/mechanism-of-etv6-runx1-leukemia
#8
Aishwarya Sundaresh, Owen Williams
The t(12;21)(p13;q22) translocation is the most frequently occurring single genetic abnormality in pediatric leukemia. This translocation results in the fusion of the ETV6 and RUNX1 genes. Since its discovery in the 1990s, the function of the ETV6-RUNX1 fusion gene has attracted intense interest. In this chapter, we will summarize current knowledge on the clinical significance of ETV6-RUNX1, the experimental models used to unravel its function in leukemogenesis, the identification of co-operating mutations and the mechanisms responsible for their acquisition, the function of the encoded transcription factor and finally, the future therapeutic approaches available to mitigate the associated disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296681/adenovirus-hepatitis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-12-consecutive-cases-from-a-single-institution
#9
Kurt B Schaberg, Neeraja Kambham, Richard K Sibley, John P T Higgins
Adenoviruses are common pathogens that usually cause self-limited infections. However, in the immunocompromised host they can cause severe infections involving multiple organs including the liver. A search of the pathology database at Stanford University Medical Center (1995 to 2016) identified 12 cases of adenovirus hepatitis including biopsy and autopsy specimens. There were 8 pediatric patients, 7 of which had received orthotropic liver transplants and 1 of which was receiving chemotherapy for lymphoblastic leukemia...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295914/development-of-a-gastric-carcinoid-tumor-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-early-t-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Tsung-Yen Chang, Jin-Yao Lai, Chao-Jan Wang, Shih-Yen Chen, Tang-Her Jaing, Chuen Hsueh, Lee-Yung Shih, Shih-Hsiang Chen
Gastric carcinoid tumor is rarely diagnosed in children. We report a case of gastric carcinoid tumor that occurred after allogeneic HSCT. A 13-year-old girl with ETP acute lymphoblastic leukemia underwent allogeneic HSCT from a 7/8 HLA-matched unrelated donor. She presented with rashes, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, which were suggestive of GVHD, 7 months after HSCT. Immunosuppressive agents failed to resolve these symptoms well. After a series of evaluations, carcinoid syndrome caused by a gastric carcinoid tumor was diagnosed...
March 11, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292442/eto2-glis2-hijacks-transcriptional-complexes-to-drive-cellular-identity-and-self-renewal-in-pediatric-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia
#11
Cécile Thirant, Cathy Ignacimouttou, Cécile K Lopez, M'Boyba Diop, Lou Le Mouël, Clarisse Thiollier, Aurélie Siret, Phillipe Dessen, Zakia Aid, Julie Rivière, Philippe Rameau, Céline Lefebvre, Mehdi Khaled, Guy Leverger, Paola Ballerini, Arnaud Petit, Hana Raslova, Catherine L Carmichael, Benjamin T Kile, Eric Soler, John D Crispino, Christian Wichmann, Françoise Pflumio, Jürg Schwaller, William Vainchenker, Camille Lobry, Nathalie Droin, Olivier A Bernard, Sébastien Malinge, Thomas Mercher
Chimeric transcription factors are a hallmark of human leukemia, but the molecular mechanisms by which they block differentiation and promote aberrant self-renewal remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that the ETO2-GLIS2 fusion oncoprotein, which is found in aggressive acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, confers megakaryocytic identity via the GLIS2 moiety while both ETO2 and GLIS2 domains are required to drive increased self-renewal properties. ETO2-GLIS2 directly binds DNA to control transcription of associated genes by upregulation of expression and interaction with the ETS-related ERG protein at enhancer elements...
March 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287332/association-of-energy-intake-and-expenditure-with-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-150-pediatric-patients-following-treatment-for-leukemia
#12
Richa Srivastava, Atul Batra, Deepa Dhawan, Sameer Bakhshi
Increased obesity in leukemia survivors has been attributed to chemotherapy and radiation. Data on total energy intake (TEI) and total energy expenditure (TEE) are lacking in obese childhood leukemia patients after completion of therapy from India. We conducted a cross-sectional study in pediatric acute leukemia patients after completion of therapy wherein energy intake was assessed by 24-hour recall method. TEE was calculated using Harris-Benedict equation, by assessing the physical activity level using Physical Activity Questionnaire for children and basal metabolic rate by World Health Organization equation...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287326/treatment-delay-and-the-risk-of-relapse-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#13
Amelia Yeoh, Anna Collins, Kahlia Fox, Sarah Shields, Petra Ritchie, Maria Kirby, Tamas Revesz
Delays or interruptions in chemotherapy due to toxicity such as neutropenia or severe infections are common in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Based on the reports of worse outcomes in children with poorer compliance with therapy, there has been concern that toxicity-induced therapy interruptions could also compromise treatment outcome. In a retrospective study of treatment delays in our hospital between 2003 and 2013, the case notes of 141 patients were reviewed. The cumulative lengths of delays during the whole length of chemotherapy, during the intensive phase of treatment, and during maintenance treatment were analyzed...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284743/whole-body-mr-imaging-a-useful-imaging-modality-in-the-management-of-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Hee Mang Yoon, Jeong Rye Kim, Ah Young Jung, Young Ah Cho, Ho Joon Im, Jin Seong Lee
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the distribution of chloromas using whole body magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and to assess the clinical role of whole body MR imaging in management of pediatric patients with AML. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively searched pediatric patients (< 18 years old) who were diagnosed with AML and underwent whole body MR imaging during their illness between January 2006 and December 2014...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284021/mitochondrial-dna-in-pediatric-leukemia-patients
#15
Agata Kodroń, Magda Ghanim, Katarzyna K Krawczyk, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Katarzyna Tońska, Urszula Demkow, Ewa Bartnik
Numerous studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in cancer have shown differences between mtDNA sequences in tumor and normal tissue and at various stages of cancer treatment in the same patient. However, there is little data on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of leukemia in children. In this study we compared mitochondrial sequence variation in the D-loop region and in 5 genes of mtDNA in bone marrow samples of 6 pediatric patients with ALL at various stages of therapy. We found several common polymorphisms and one variant at position 3688 whose level varied during leukemia treatment...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278270/methylation-level-of-cpg-islands-in-ggh-gene-promoter-in-pediatric-acute-leukemia
#16
Yue Li, Sixi Liu, Huihui Wang, Huirong Mai, Xiuli Yuan, Changgang Li, Xiaowen Chen, Feiqiu Wen
BACKGROUND: γ-Glutamyl hydrolase (GGH) regulates intracellular folates and antifolates such as methotrexate (MTX) for proper nucleotide biosynthesis and antifolate-induced cytotoxicity, respectively. In addition to genetic polymorphism and karyotypic abnormalities, methylation of CpG island 1 (CpG1) in the promoter region is found to modulate GGH activity by reducing GGH mRNA expression in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. We aim to investigate methylation status of two CpG islands (CpG1 and CpG2) in the GGH promoter region in pediatric patients with ALL and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276292/chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-presenting-as-a-secondary-malignancy-after-bcr-abl1-negative-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-in-a-pediatric-patient
#17
Gheorghe Popa, Cristina Blag, Horatiu Olteanu
Chronic myelogenous leukemia, BCR-ABL1 positive (CML) is a rare myeloproliferative neoplasm in children and presents even less often as a secondary malignancy in the pediatric population. Below, we report a patient with Philadelphia-negative B-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma, who developed CML several years after achieving complete remission, and summarize the existing literature on the clinical and pathologic features of CML as a secondary pediatric malignancy.
January 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271997/a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-profile-and-long-term-outcome-to-imatinib-mesylate-alone-in-childhood-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase
#18
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OBJECTIVE: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is relatively rare malignancy in childhood. There are limited studies of use of Imatinib Mesylate (IM) alone in management of CML in this age group. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 30 consecutive children with CML chronic phase treated with IM alone. RESULTS: The median age at the time of diagnosis was 11 years with male preponderance. Asthenia and abdominal discomfort due to splenomegaly were the most common presenting features and splenomegaly a dominant sign...
January 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271414/pediatric-follicular-lymphoma-in-japan
#19
Ryoji Kobayashi, Fumiko Tanaka, Atsuko Nakazawa, Jun-Ichi Ueyama, Shosuke Sunami, Tetsuo Mitsui, Yuhki Koga, Takeshi Mori, Tomoo Osumi, Reiji Fukano, Kentaro Ohki, Masahiro Sekimizu, Naoto Fujita, Michi Kamei, Tetsuya Mori
Follicular lymphoma (FL) is quite rare in children. There have been only two major reports on pediatric FL. The present retrospective study on pediatric FL in Japan, including FL with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), analyzed data from 1991 to 2014. Twenty-two patients with pediatric FL were analyzed. Sixteen patients were boys and six were girls. Median age of onset was 9 years (range 4-17 years). In 11 patients, DLBCL co-existed with FL. The initial lesions involved cervical lesions in 16 patients, and the abdomen in six...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270453/activation-of-the-lmo2-oncogene-through-a-somatically-acquired-neomorphic-promoter-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
Sunniyat Rahman, Michael Magnussen, Theresa E León, Nadine Farah, Zhaodong Li, Brian J Abraham, Krisztina Z Alapi, Rachel J Mitchell, Tom Naughton, Adele K Fielding, Arnold Pizzey, Sophia Bustraan, Christopher Allen, Teodora Popa, Karin Pike-Overzet, Laura Garcia-Perez, Rosemary E Gale, David C Linch, Frank J T Staal, Richard A Young, A Thomas Look, Marc R Mansour
Somatic mutations within non-coding genomic regions that aberrantly activate oncogenes have remained poorly characterized. Here we describe recurrent activating intronic mutations of LMO2, a prominent oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Heterozygous mutations were identified in PF-382 and DU.528 T-ALL cell lines, in addition to 3.7% (6/160) of pediatric and 5.5% (9/163) of adult T-ALL patient samples. The majority of indels harbour putative de novo MYB, ETS1 or RUNX1 consensus binding sites...
March 7, 2017: Blood
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