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Lymphoma, leukemia, hodgkin

Rosa Ruchlemer, Michal Amit-Kohn, Ariella Tvito, Irena Sindelovsky, Ari Zimran, David Raveh-Brawer
PURPOSE: Bone loss-osteopenia and osteoporosis-is a recognized consequence of solid tumors in adults, of pediatric hematological malignancies, and of the treatment for these diseases, but little research has been published on the adverse effects of hematological malignancies on the bone in adults. The aim of this study is to identify hematological diseases that are associated with the highest prevalence and severity of osteoporosis. METHODS: We evaluated DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) in a cross-section of 181 adult patients with hematological neoplasms, excluding multiple myeloma...
March 16, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Francesco Ceppi, Julie Rivers, Colleen Annesley, Navin Pinto, Julie R Park, Catherine Lindgren, Stephanie Mgebroff, Naomi Linn, Meghan Delaney, Rebecca A Gardner
BACKGROUND: The first step in the production of chimeric antigen receptor T cells is the collection of autologous T cells using apheresis technology. The procedure is technically challenging, because patients often have low leukocyte counts and are heavily pretreated with multiple lines of chemotherapy, marrow transplantation, and/or radiotherapy. Here, we report our experience of collecting T lymphocytes for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell manufacturing in pediatric and young adult patients with leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or neuroblastoma...
March 13, 2018: Transfusion
Mette Skovgaard Christensen, Jesper Medom Vestergaard, Francesco d'Amore, Jette Sønderskov Gørløv, Gunnar Toft, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Zara Ann Stokholm, Inge Brosbøl Iversen, Mette Schou Nissen, Henrik Albert Kolstad
BACKGROUND: Styrene is an important industrial chemical that the general population is exposed to at low levels. Previous research has suggested increased occurrence of leukemia and lymphoma among reinforced plastics workers exposed at high levels of styrene. METHODS: We followed 73,036 workers of 456 small and medium sized Danish reinforced plastics companies 1968-2011 and investigated the exposure-response relation between cumulative styrene exposure and incidence of lymphohematopoietic malignancies...
March 10, 2018: Epidemiology
Mengge Li, Yu Gan, Chunsun Fan, Hui Yuan, Xianjing Zhang, Yuling Shen, Qing Wang, Zihong Meng, Dengfei Xu, Hong Tu
Previous studies have focused on the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). However, the results remain inconsistent and somehow conflicting in different sub-groups. The aim of this study was to combine the findings of independent studies to comprehensively assess the association between HBV and NHL using a meta-analysis. Relevant studies were identified through structured keyword searches in PubMed, EMBASE and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database and 58 studies with a total of 53,714 NHL cases and 1,778,591 controls were finally included...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Kelly J Butnor, Elizabeth N Pavlisko, Thomas A Sporn, Victor L Roggli
CONTEXT: - Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a component of the BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome. Other than in BAP1 familial studies, nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM has not been comprehensively assessed. OBJECTIVE: - To assess the spectrum and prevalence of nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM. DESIGN: - Individuals with MM and second neoplasms were identified from a database of 3900 MM cases. The expected prevalence of each type of neoplasm was calculated and compared with the actual prevalence in the study population using available Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data and other published data...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Xiaowei Cong
Outdoor air pollution may be associated with cancer risk at different sites. This study sought to investigate outdoor air pollution from waste gas emission effects on multiple cancer incidences in a retrospective population-based study in Shanghai, China. Trends in cancer incidence for males and females and trends in waste gas emissions for the total waste gas, industrial waste gas, other waste gas, SO2 , and soot were investigated between 1983 and 2010 in Shanghai, China. Regression models after adjusting for confounding variables were constructed to estimate associations between waste gas emissions and multiple cancer incidences in the whole group and stratified by sex, Engel coefficient, life expectancy, and number of doctors per 10,000 populations to further explore whether changes of waste gas emissions were associated with multiple cancer incidences...
February 27, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Matthew L Cooper, Jaebok Choi, Karl Staser, Julie K Ritchey, Jessica M Devenport, Kayla Eckardt, Michael P Rettig, Bing Wang, Linda G Eissenberg, Armin Ghobadi, Leah N Gehrs, Julie L Prior, Samuel Achilefu, Christopher A Miller, Catrina C Fronick, Julie O'Neal, Feng Gao, David M Weinstock, Alejandro Gutierrez, Robert S Fulton, John F DiPersio
T cell malignancies represent a group of hematologic cancers with high rates of relapse and mortality in patients for whom no effective targeted therapies exist. The shared expression of target antigens between chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and malignant T cells has limited the development of CAR-T because of unintended CAR-T fratricide and an inability to harvest sufficient autologous T cells. Here, we describe a fratricide-resistant "off-the-shelf" CAR-T (or UCART7) that targets CD7+ T cell malignancies and, through CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, lacks both CD7 and T cell receptor alpha chain (TRAC) expression...
February 20, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Theodora Psaltopoulou, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Ioannis-Georgios Tzanninis, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Meletios A Dimopoulos
Current convincing evidence suggests that alcohol intake increases the risk of several carcinomas, which might subsequently lead to a recommendation towards limiting alcohol consumption. However, there are accumulating data worth meta-analyzing that show a different effect on the risk of hematological malignancies. Eligible cohort studies were sought in PubMed database up to August 31, 2016. Separate analyses were performed by subtype of hematological malignancy (non-Hodgkin lymphoma [NHL] and subtypes, Hodgkin lymphoma [HL], leukemia and subtypes), time status (ever, current, former), level of consumption (light, moderate, heavy), alcoholic beverage (total alcohol, beer, liquor, wine), and gender...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ichiro Komiya, Takeaki Tomoyose, Gen Ouchi, Tomohiro Yara, Seishou Higa
Low concentrations of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) have been reported in patients with hematological malignancies. However, the proof of decreased HDL-C in hematological malignancies and its association with clinical outcomes remain unclear. We analyzed 140 Japanese patients with malignant lymphoma (ML) and adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATLL). HDL-C, LDL-C and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) were measured. Treatment decisions were determined with established protocols. HDL-C was 0...
February 16, 2018: Cytokine
Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Christian Kreis, Roland A Ammann, Felix Niggli, Claudia E Kuehni, Ben D Spycher
PURPOSE: Childhood cancers are rare and little is known about their etiology. Potential risk factors include environmental exposures that might implicate spatial variation of cancer risk. Previous studies of spatial clustering have mainly focused on childhood leukemia. We investigated spatial clustering of different childhood cancers in Switzerland using exact geocodes of place of residence. METHODS: We included 6,034 cancer cases diagnosed at age 0-15 years during 1985-2015 from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry...
February 13, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Theresa H M Keegan, Lawrence H Kushi, Qian Li, Ann Brunson, X Chawla, Helen K Chew, Marcio Malogolowkin, Ted Wun
PURPOSE: Few population-based studies have focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in adolescent and young adult (AYA; 15-39 years) cancer survivors and none have considered whether CVD risk differs by sociodemographic factors. METHODS: Analyses focused on 79,176 AYA patients diagnosed with 14 first primary cancers in 1996-2012 and surviving > 2 years after diagnosis with follow-up through 2014. Data were obtained from the California Cancer Registry and State hospital discharge data...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Noa Lavi, Irit Avivi, Zipora Kra-Oz, Ilana Oren, Emilia Hardak
PURPOSE: Available data suggest that respiratory infections are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients hospitalized due to acute leukemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). However, the precise incidence, risk factors, and severity of respiratory infection, mainly community-acquired, in patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) are not fully determined. The current study aimed to investigate risk factors for respiratory infections and their clinical significance in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM) in the first year of diagnosis...
February 9, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Miguel-Angel Perales, Partow Kebriaei, Leslie S Kean, Michel Sadelain
Therapeutic T cell engineering has recently garnered widespread interest because of the success of CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy. CARs are synthetic receptors for antigen that redirect the specificity and reprogram the function of the T cells in which they are genetically introduced. CARs targeting CD19, a cell surface molecule found in most leukemias and lymphomas, have yielded high remission rates in patients with chemorefractory, relapsed disease, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
March 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Hogil Kim, Yun Kyung Chung, Inah Kim
The goal of this study was to review the scientific basis for the recognition of occupational cancer, in relation to hepatitis viral infections in Korea. Most Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in Korea occur as vertical infections, but these are decreasing rapidly due to vaccination. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is known to be transmitted through parenteral routes, but the transmission route is often unclear. Most occupational infections of hepatitis virus involve accidental injuries of medical institution workers while using virus-contaminated medical devices...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Soon-Chan Kwon, Inah Kim, Jaechul Song, Jungsun Park
Background: The South Korean criteria for occupational diseases were amended in July 2013. These criteria included formaldehyde as a newly defined occupational carcinogen, based on cases of "leukemia or nasopharyngeal cancer caused by formaldehyde exposure". This inclusion was based on the Internal Agency for Research on Cancer classification, which classified formaldehyde as definite human carcinogen for nasopharyngeal cancer in 2004 and leukemia in 2012. Methods: We reviewed reports regarding the causal relationship between occupational exposure to formaldehyde in Korea and the development of these cancers, in order to determine whether these cases were work-related...
2018: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Samuel Luke Hill, Andrew Davies
The anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab (MabThera®/Rituxan®) has been proven to improve outcomes in a range of B-cell malignancies. Initially developed as a formulation for intravenous infusion, administration times for rituximab can be prolonged and associated with infusion-related reactions, prompting a combined clinical development program investigating subcutaneous delivery in combination with recombinant human hyaluronidase. As this program comes to fruition, this article reviews the evidence demonstrating subcutaneous rituximab to have noninferior pharmacokinetics when delivered at a fixed-dose as well as equivalent clinical outcomes in the treatment of follicular lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
February 6, 2018: Future Oncology
Chintan Vyas, Sandeep Jain, Gauri Kapoor
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome (t-AML/MDS) is a devastating late effect of cancer treatment. There is limited data on incidence of t-AML/MDS from India. We retrospectively studied pediatric t AML/MDS at our institute between January 1996 and December 2015. Among 1285 children, 8 patients developed t-AML with a median age of 15.5 years. Overall incidence of t-AML/MDS was 0.62% [0.99% (4/402) in solid tumours and 0.45% (4/883) in leukemia/lymphoma, P = 0.26] with 6390 patient years of follow up...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Gehan Abd-Elfatah Tawfeek, Suzan Alhassanin
BACKGROUND: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a major cancer in Egypt and worldwide and has many risk factors including genes involved in the immune response. AIM: we investigated the HLA-G 14bp gene polymorphism as a risk factor for NHL and its clinic pathologic features. The study involved 150 patients with NHL and 100 healthy control. Full histories, clinical examination, C.T scan and laboratory investigations such as CBC, LDH, ?2microglobulin and HCV RNA by qualitative real time PCR were performed for all subjects...
February 1, 2018: Immunological Investigations
Walter Alexander
We review key sessions on Hodgkin's lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, thromboembolism, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
February 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Daniela Schmid, Gundula Behrens, Hannah Arem, Christina Hart, Wolfgang Herr, Carmen Jochem, Charles E Matthews, Michael F Leitzmann
PURPOSE: The associations of physical activity and television (TV) viewing with mortality risk among individuals with hematologic malignancies remain unclear. METHODS: We examined the relations of physical activity and TV viewing time before and after diagnosis with mortality among 5182 U.S. adults aged 50-71 years from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study cohort who survived a first primary hematologic cancer between 1995-1996 and 2011. RESULTS: For the pre- and post-diagnosis analyses, we confirmed 2606 and 613 deaths respectively...
2018: PloS One
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