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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100842/prognostic-value-of-thymidine-kinase-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#1
Piotr Stelmach, Jerzy Z Błoński
Thymidine kinase (TK) activity is a marker of biological activity that allows the indolent and aggressive forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to be distinguished. The aims of the study were to determine the relationship between TK activity and clinical status and prognosis, as well as to compare its activity with that of other prognostic and predictive factors. TK activity was measured in patient sera at the time of diagnosis using the DiviTum method, with the mean value being 439 Du/L. A correlation was found between TK activity and risk of disease progression (p=0...
December 30, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100580/venetoclax-in-patients-with-previously-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#2
Andrew W Roberts, Stephan Stilgenbauer, John F Seymour, David C S Huang
Venetoclax is the first BCL2 inhibitor to enter routine clinical practice. It is an orally bioavailable small molecule that binds BCL2 very specifically. Acting as a pharmacological mimic of the proteins that initiate apoptosis (a so-called BH3-mimetic), venetoclax rapidly induces apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells which express high levels of BCL2 and rely on it to maintain their survival. As a single agent, daily venetoclax treatment induced durable responses in 79% of patients with relapsed or refractory CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma in a Phase 1 study, including complete remissions in 20% of patients...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096995/response-to-ibrutinib-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-improves-in-quality-with-time
#3
Stefano Molica, Guido Carillio, Caterina Battaglia
Unlike chemoimmunotherapy regimens, which are given for a defined period, ibrutinib, a first-in-class Bruton's kinase inhibitor, allows most patients with CLL to remain on treatment for an extended period. Our experience, supported by sequential CT scan images, suggests that long-term ibrutinib promotes a high response rate that improves in quality with time.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096240/coevolution-of-leukemia-and-host-immune-cells-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#4
Noelia Purroy, C J Wu
Cumulative studies on the dissection of changes in driver genetic lesions in cancer across the course of the disease have provided powerful insights into the adaptive mechanisms of tumors in response to the selective pressures of therapy and environmental changes. In particular, the advent of next-generation-sequencing (NGS)-based technologies and its implementation for the large-scale comprehensive analyses of cancers have greatly advanced our understanding of cancer as a complex dynamic system wherein genetically distinct subclones interact and compete during tumor evolution...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096090/how-i-manage-ibrutinib-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
Jennifer A Woyach
The introduction of the Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase inhibitor ibrutinib has dramatically changed the management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Although responses have been durable in the majority of patients, relapses do occur, especially in the high risk patient population. Most relapses occur as the result of acquired mutations in BTK and PLCG2, which may facilitate success with alternative targeted therapies. As outcomes following ibrutinib relapse have been reported to be poor, specific strategies are needed for this patient population...
January 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092772/the-expression-of-endothelin-1-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-is-controlled-by-epigenetic-mechanisms-and-extracellular-stimuli
#6
Silvia Martinelli, Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Chiara Quadrelli, Patrizia Zucchini, Stefania Benatti, Leonardo Potenza, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a hormone peptide widely expressed and is involved in several biological processes, important not only for normal cell function but also for tumor development, including cell proliferation, invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis and osteogenesis. In accordance, ET-1 was already shown to contribute to the growth and progression of many different solid cancers. We recently demonstrated that ET-1 has a role in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) where it is abnormally expressed...
December 30, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091403/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-prognostic-index-a-new-integrated-scoring-system-to-predict-the-time-to-first-treatment-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#7
Heng Li, Shu-Hua Yi, Wen-Jie Xiong, Hui-Min Liu, Rui Lyu, Ting-Yu Wang, Wei Liu, Shi-Zhen Zhong, Zhen Yu, De-Hui Zou, Yan Xu, Gang An, Zeng-Jun Li, Lu-Gui Qiu
BACKGROUND: The established clinical staging systems (Rai/Binet) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cannot accurately predict the appropriate treatment of patients in the earlier stages. In the past two decades, several prognostic factors have been identified to predict the outcome of patients with CLL, but only a few studies investigated more markers together. To predict the time to first treatment (TTFT) in patients of early stages, we evaluated the prognostic role of conventional markers as well as cytogenetic abnormalities and combined them together in a new prognostic scoring system, the CLL prognostic index (CLL-PI)...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089461/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-association-with-a-ranula-a-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Scott M Peters, Chang Han, Angela J Yoon, Elizabeth M Philipone
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), an indolent neoplasm of B lymphocytes, is the most common adult leukemia in the Western Hemisphere. Despite this, however, the intraoral presentation of CLL is quite rare. We report the case of an 83-year-old woman with CLL incidentally involving minor salivary glands in association with a ranula (floor-of-mouth mucocele).
November 22, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088788/dual-syk-jak-inhibition-overcomes-ibrutinib-resistance-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cerdulatinib-but-not-ibrutinib-induces-apoptosis-of-tumor-cells-protected-by-the-microenvironment
#9
Ailin Guo, Pin Lu, Greg Coffey, Pamela Conley, Anjali Pandey, Y Lynn Wang
Ibrutinib (BTK inhibitor) has generated remarkable responses in CLL. However, the drug, to a large extent, does not cause cell death directly and does not eradicate CLL malignant clones. Inability to eradicate CLL has fostered resistance generation. Once patients become resistant, they do poorly with a median survival of 3-4 months. Novel therapeutic strategies are needed to prevent resistance, improve treatment outcome and ultimately cure the disease. Herein, we explore dual targeting of the BCR and JAK-STAT pathways with a novel single agent, cerdulatinib, which selectively inhibits both SYK (a BCR component) and JAK kinases...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077600/ibrutinib-therapy-increases-t-cell-repertoire-diversity-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#10
Qingsong Yin, Mariela Sivina, Harlan Robins, Erik Yusko, Marissa Vignali, Susan O'Brien, Michael J Keating, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Zeev Estrov, Nitin Jain, William G Wierda, Jan A Burger
The Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib is a highly effective, new targeted therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that thwarts leukemia cell survival, growth, and tissue homing. The effects of ibrutinib treatment on the T cell compartment, which is clonally expanded and thought to support the growth of malignant B cells in CLL, are not fully characterized. Using next-generation sequencing technology, we characterized the diversity of TCRβ-chains in peripheral blood T cells from 15 CLL patients before and after 1 y of ibrutinib therapy...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075457/high-resolution-melting-analysis-for-rapid-and-sensitive-notch1-screening-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#11
Jing-Jing Xu, Fei-Rong Yao, Min Jiang, You-Tao Zhang, Feng Guo
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a biological and clinical heterogeneous disease. Activating mutations of NOTCH1 have been implicated to be associated with adverse prognosis in CLL. The objective of the present study was to develop an effective high-resolution melting (HRM) assay for detecting NOTCH1 mutations. Genomic DNA (gDNA) extracted from 133 CLL patients was screened by HRM assay, and the results were compared with the data obtained using direct sequencing. The relative sensitivity of the HRM assay and direct sequencing was evaluated using diluted gDNA with different NOTCH1 mutational frequencies...
February 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074063/direct-in-vivo-evidence-for-increased-proliferation-of-cll-cells-in-lymph-nodes-compared-to-bone-marrow-and-peripheral-blood
#12
T M Herndon, S-S Chen, N S Saba, J Valdez, C Emson, M Gatmaitan, X Tian, T E Hughes, C Sun, D C Arthur, M Stetler-Stevenson, C M Yuan, C U Niemann, G E Marti, G Aue, S Soto, M Z H Farooqui, S E M Herman, N Chiorazzi, A Wiestner
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a progressive malignancy of mature B-cells that involves the peripheral blood (PB), lymph nodes (LNs) and bone marrow (BM). While the majority of CLL cells are in a resting state, small populations of proliferating cells exist; however, the anatomical site of active cell proliferation remains to be definitively determined. Based on findings that CLL cells in LNs have increased expression of B-cell activation genes, we tested the hypothesis that the fraction of 'newly born' cells would be highest in the LNs...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073846/extended-treatment-with-single-agent-ibrutinib-at-the-420-mg-dose-leads-to-durable-responses-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma
#13
Steven E Coutré, Richard R Furman, Ian W Flinn, Jan A Burger, Kristie Blum, Jeff Sharman, Jeffrey Jones, William Wierda, Weiqiang Zhao, Nyla A Heerema, Amy J Johnson, Anh Tran, Cathy Zhou, Elizabeth Bilotti, Danelle F James, John C Byrd, Susan O'Brien
PURPOSE: Ibrutinib, a first-in-class, once-daily, oral inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase, promotes apoptosis, and inhibits B-cell proliferation, adhesion, and migration. Ibrutinib has demonstrated single-agent efficacy and acceptable tolerability at doses of 420 and 840 mg in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) who were treatment-naïve (TN) or had relapsed/refractory (R/R) CLL after ≥1 prior therapy in a phase Ib/II study (PCYC-1102). Subsequently, the ibrutinib 420 mg dose was approved in CLL...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073173/expression-of-cd43-in-chronic-lymphoproliferative-leukemias
#14
Marc Sorigué, Jordi Juncà, Edurne Sarrate, Javier Grau
BACKGROUND: CD43 has been used on histological samples for the differential diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disorders but there is scarce data on its use by flow cytometry (FC). We set out to characterize the expression of CD43 by FC in B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders and to determine its possible role in the differential diagnosis of these malignancies. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of CD43 in clonal B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders with exclusive peripheral blood and/or bone marrow involvement based on their Moreau chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) score with particular emphasis on Moreau CLL score 3 (MS3) cases, which often present a diagnostic challenge...
January 10, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069558/from-genome-to-proteome-looking-beyond-dna-and-rna-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
Lauren A Thurgood, Karen M Lower, Bryone J Kuss, Tim K Chataway
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains the most common leukemia in the Western world. Whilst its disease course is extremely heterogeneous (ranging from indolent to aggressive), current methods are unable to accurately predict the clinical journey of each patient. There is clearly a pressing need for both improved prognostication and treatment options for patients with this disease.Whilst molecular studies have analyzed both genetic mutations and gene expression profiles of these malignant B-cells, and as a result have shed light on the pathogenesis of CLL, proteomic studies have been largely overlooked to date...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067179/cd20-based-immunotherapy-of-b-cell-derived-hematologic-malignancies
#16
Dariush Shanehbandi, Jafar Majidi, Tohid Kazemi, Behzad Baradaran, Leili Aghebati-Maleki
CD20 is a surface antigen which is expressed at certain stages of B-cell differentiation. Targeting the CD20-positive B-cells with therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) has been an effectual strategy in the treatment of hematologic malignancies such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Initial success with Rituximab (RTX) has encouraged the creation and development of more effective CD20 based therapeutics. However, treatment with conventional MAbs has not been adequate to overcome the problems such as refractory/relapsed disease...
January 9, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062113/indirect-treatment-comparisons-of-ibrutinib-versus-physician-s-choice-and-idelalisib-plus-ofatumumab-in-patients-with-previously-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#17
REVIEW
Sonja Sorensen, Mark Wildgust, Nishan Sengupta, Cristina Trambitas, Joris Diels, Suzy van Sanden, Yingxin Xu, Emily Dorman
PURPOSE: Treatment options for patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (R/R CLL) are limited. Until recently, few effective treatment options existed, and even with the advent of new agents, studies evaluating comparative efficacy are scarce. In the Ibrutinib Versus Ofatumumab in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (RESONATE) Phase III study, ibrutinib, an oral, once-a-day, first-in-class covalent Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor, improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared with ofatumumab (PFS hazard ratio [HR] = 0...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061982/pi3k-signaling-pathway-in-normal-b-cells-and-indolent-b-cell-malignancies
#18
REVIEW
Georgios Pongas, Bruce D Cheson
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs), B-cell receptor signaling leads to activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway. Idelalisib, a PI3Kδ inhibitor was approved in 2014 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with CLL for whom single-agent rituximab would be considered appropriate and as a single agent for patients with relapsed small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and relapsed follicular lymphoma (FL)...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061439/synthetic-high-density-lipoproteins-as-targeted-monotherapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Kaylin M McMahon, Cristina Scielzo, Nicholas L Angeloni, Elad Deiss-Yehiely, Lydia Scarfo, Pamela Ranghetti, Shuo Ma, Jason Kaplan, Federica Barbaglio, Leo I Gordon, Francis J Giles, C. Shad Thaxton, Paolo Ghia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains incurable despite the introduction of new drugs. Therapies targeting receptors and pathways active specifically in malignant B cells might provide better treatment options. For instance, in B cell lymphoma, our group has previously shown that scavenger receptor type B-1 (SR-B1), the high-affinity receptor for cholesterol-rich high-density lipoproteins (HDL), is a therapeutic target. As evidence suggests that targeting cholesterol metabolism in CLL cells may have therapeutic benefit, we examined SR-B1 expression in primary CLL cells from patients...
4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056525/venetoclax
#20
Amber C King, Tim J Peterson, Troy Z Horvat, Mabel Rodriguez, Laura A Tang
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of venetoclax for treatment of lymphoid malignancies. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed of PubMed and MEDLINE databases (2005 to September 2016), abstracts from the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and ongoing studies from clinicaltrials.gov. Searches were performed utilizing the following key terms: venetoclax, ABT-199, GDC-199, obatoclax, GX15-070, BCL-2 inhibitor, navitoclax, ABT-263, and Venclexta...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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