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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143108/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-colitis-the-flip-side-of-the-wonder-drugs
#1
Naziheh Assarzadegan, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert A Anders
Immune checkpoint inhibitors block the co-inhibitory receptors on T cells to activate their cytotoxic immune function and are rapidly being explored for the treatment of various advanced-stage malignancies. These novel drugs have already significantly increased survival rates. The first available immune checkpoint inhibitors were cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitors (such as ipilimumab), followed by programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death protein ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitors (such as pembrolizumab and nivolumab)...
November 15, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141942/frailty-and-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
#2
Gregory A Abel, Heidi D Klepin
The majority of blood cancers occur in the elderly. This fact conspires with an aging population in many countries to make rigorous assessment for frailty increasingly important for hematologic oncologists. In this review, we first define frailty and its relevance for patients with hematologic malignancy. Next, we review current data regarding the impact of domains of frailty on outcomes for blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphomas such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and multiple myeloma...
November 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136183/glyphosate-use-and-cancer-incidence-in-the-agricultural-health-study
#3
Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lynch, Catherine C Lerro, Anneclaire J De Roos, Christine G Parks, Michael C Alavanja, Debra T Silverman, Laura E Beane Freeman
Background: Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, with both residential and agricultural uses. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans," noting strong mechanistic evidence and positive associations for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in some epidemiologic studies. A previous evaluation in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) with follow-up through 2001 found no statistically significant associations with glyphosate use and cancer at any site...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135973/hdac6-regulates-microrna-27b-that-suppresses-proliferation-promotes-apoptosis-and-target-met-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#4
Y J Jia, Z B Liu, W G Wang, C B Sun, P Wei, Y L Yang, M J You, B H Yu, X Q Li, X Y Zhou
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is frequently altered in DLBCL and inhibition of HDAC6 has potent anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo. We profiled miRNAs that altered in the HDAC6 knockdown DLBCL cells with NanoString nCounter assay and identified microRNA-27b (miR-27b) as the most significantly increased miRNA. We validated decreased expression of miR-27b in DLBCL tissues, and we found that low expression of miR-27b was associated with poor overall survival of patients with DLBCL...
September 28, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133623/immu-140-a-novel-sn-38-antibody-drug-conjugate-targeting-hla-dr-mediates-dual-cytotoxic-effects-in-hematological-cancers-and-malignant-melanoma
#5
Thomas M Cardillo, Serengulam V Govindan, Maria B Zalath, Diane L Rossi, Yang Wang, Chien-Hsing Chang, David M Goldenberg
HLA-DR is a member of the MHC class II antigen family expressed on hematological and solid tumors.  Antibodies directed against HLA-DR have demonstrated some clinical success, but toxicities limited development.  IMMU-140 is an anti-HLA-DR antibody-drug conjugate comprised of the active metabolite of irinotecan, SN-38, conjugated to a humanized anti-HLA-DR IgG4 antibody (IMMU-114); the IgG4 naked antibody is devoid of immune functions. Our aim was to determine if SN-38, the metabolite of a drug not commonly used in hematopoietic cancers, would be effective and safe when targeted to HLA-DR-expressing tumors...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131242/synergistic-effects-of-chlorambucil-and-trail-on-apoptosis-and-proliferation-of-raji-cells
#6
J-X Guo, Y-H Zhou, Y-Q Huang, G-J Liu, J-X Pan
OBJECTIVE: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) can induce the apoptosis of tumor cells, but leaving its effect on malignant lymphoma largely insignificant, as these tumors may develop drug resistance. Chlorambucil (CLB) had definitive treatment efficacy on low-malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), but with unclear efficacy on highly malignant Burkitt lymphoma. A study has been shown that CLB could enhance the sensitivity of chronic lymphatic leukemia cells against TRAIL...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127946/seasonal-trends-of-diagnosis-of-childhood-malignant-diseases-and-viral-prevalence-in-south-korea
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Kyu Seok Shim, Min Hyung Kim, Choong Nam Shim, Minkyu Han, In Seok Lim, Soo Ahn Chae, Sin Weon Yun, Na Mi Lee, Dae Yong Yi, Hyery Kim
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported a seasonal trend in the diagnosis of childhood cancer suggesting seasonal factors such as infection. The present study aimed to analyze the diagnosis pattern of childhood malignant diseases using public health data, and to compare this pattern with seasonal viral infection trends. METHOD: Using the open data source of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, we extracted data regarding all patients under 21 years of age and who had any cancer, aplastic anemia or myelodysplastic syndrome between September 2009 and December 2013...
November 8, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122775/classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-arising-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-richter-syndrome
#8
Andrés E Quesada, Sergej Konoplev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122656/programmed-death-1-ligands-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-show-distinctive-and-restricted-patterns-of-expression-in-lymphoma-subtypes
#9
Poonam K Panjwani, Vivek Charu, Monique DeLisser, Hernan Molina-Kirsch, Yasodha Natkunam, Shuchun Zhao
The success of immunotherapy using immune checkpoint blockade in solid tumors and in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia holds promise for targeted therapy in hematologic malignancies. Since efficacy of immunomodulatory therapy is correlated with numbers of cells that express programmed death (PD-1) ligands, we evaluated the expression of PD-L1 and PD-L2 proteins using immunohistochemistry in over 702 diagnostic lymphoma biopsies. In classical Hodgkin lymphoma, PD-L1 and PD-L2 were expressed in 82% and 41% of cases respectively, and PD-L1 but not PD-L2 expression correlated with Epstein Barr Virus in tumor cells...
November 6, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121606/pattern-of-hematological-malignancies-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-bangladesh
#10
Md Mahbub Hasan, Enayetur Raheem, Tanvira Afroze Sultana, Mohammad Sorowar Hossain
INTRODUCTION: The adolescent and young adult (AYA) age group (15-39 years) bears distinct characteristics in terms of cancer biology, long-term health and treatment-related complications and psychosocial aspects. The overall scenario of cancer including hematological malignancies (HMs) is largely unknown in Bangladesh, where a significant proportion of people (44% of total population) belong to AYA age group. This study aims to describe the patterns of HM among AYA in the context of Bangladesh METHODS: Two previously published datasets (on hematological malignancies and childhood and adolescent cancer) were merged to construct a comprehensive dataset focusing exclusively on HMs in AYA age group...
November 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120974/plasma-7-hydroxymethotrexate-levels-versus-methotrexate-to-predict-delayed-elimination-in-children-receiving-high-dose-methotrexate
#11
Nicolas Fabresse, Bénédicte Devictor, Christel Pissier, Hervé Chambost, Bruno Lacarelle, Gérard Michel, Caroline Solas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between 7-hydroxymethotrexate (7-OHMTX) and creatinine and to evaluate the predictive value of 7-OHMTX levels on delayed elimination at 24 and 48 hours. In addition, differences in methotrexate (MTX), 7-OHMTX levels, and MTX metabolism using the ratio MTX/7-OHMTX were determined according to age. METHODS: The authors included a total of 106 cycles, corresponding to 33 patients (mean age: 9.8 years, range: 2-18 years) suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and osteosarcoma and receiving high-dose MTX (HD-MTX)...
November 8, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120826/cancer-in-guam-and-hawaii-a-comparison-of-two-u-s-island-populations
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Brenda Y Hernandez, Renata A Bordallo, Michael D Green, Robert L Haddock
BACKGROUND: Cancer disparities within and across populations provide insight into the influence of lifestyle, environment, and genetic factors on cancer risk. METHODS: Guam cancer incidence and mortality were compared to that of Hawaii using data from their respective population-based, central cancer registries. RESULTS: In 2009-2013, overall cancer incidence was substantially lower in Guam than in Hawaii for both sexes while overall cancer mortality was higher for Guam males...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118234/emerging-role-of-car-t-cells-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#13
REVIEW
Mauro P Avanzi, Renier J Brentjens
Adoptive T-cell therapy with chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-Ts) has produced impressive clinical responses among patients with B-cell malignancies, and several groups have published positive results using anti-CD19 CAR-Ts for the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, new data from clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of CAR-T therapy in the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) setting. This review describes some of the most recent and promising advances in engineered T-cell therapy, with particular emphasis on the clinical benefits of NHL treatment...
November 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118007/pd-1-expression-and-clinical-pd-1-blockade-in-b-cell-lymphomas
#14
Zijun Y Xu-Monette, Jianfeng Zhou, Ken H Young
PD-1 blockade targeting the PD-1 immune checkpoint has demonstrated unprecedented clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced cancers including hematologic malignancies. This article reviews the landscape of PD-1/PD-L1 expression and current PD-1 blockade immunotherapy trials in B-cell lymphomas. Most notably, in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, which frequently has increased PD-1(+) tumor-infiltrating T cells, 9p24 genetic alteration and high PD-L1 expression, anti-PD-1 monotherapy has demonstrated remarkable objective response rates (ORR) of 65-87% and durable disease control in phase I/II clinical trials...
November 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112013/cancer-therapy-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorders-an-under-recognized-type-of-immunodeficiency-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder
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Sergio Pina-Oviedo, Roberto N Miranda, L Jeffrey Medeiros
We describe the clinicopathologic features of 17 patients who had a hematologic malignancy of various types, were treated, and subsequently developed a lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD). There were 10 men and 7 women with a median age of 59 years (range, 36 to 83 y). The primary hematologic neoplasms included: 5 chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, 3 plasma cell myeloma, 2 acute monoblastic leukemia, and 1 case each of mixed-phenotype acute leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, splenic marginal zone lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, and peripheral T-cell lymphoma...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094771/indolent-waxing-and-waning-cutaneous-presentation-of-htlv-1-associated-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-in-an-hiv-1-positive-patient
#16
Justin D Richey, Benjamin J Chen, April C Deng
It is well known that patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-1) are more likely to develop malignancies such as Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and anal and cervical carcinomas.
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069828/neutrophils-protect-lymphoma-cells-against-cytotoxic-and-targeted-therapies-through-cd11b-icam-1-binding
#17
Taghreed Hirz, Eva-Laure Matera, Kamel Chettab, Lars Petter Jordheim, Doriane Mathé, Anne Evesque, Justine Esmenjaud, Gilles Salles, Charles Dumontet
Innate immune cells constitute a substantial proportion of the cells within the tumor microenvironment. Besides the contribution of the microenvironment to tumor proliferation and survival, there is direct evidence that interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment alter sensitivity to anti-cancer agents. Neutrophils, a key player in the innate immune system, have been less studied than many other immune cells regarding their impact on cancer cell response to anti-cancer agents. In our 2D and 3D coculture systems, human neutrophils and differentiated HL60 cells attenuated the sensitivity of various lymphoma cell lines to several anti-cancer agents, including targeted therapies...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059591/features-based-on-the-percolation-theory-for-quantification-of-non-hodgkin-lymphomas
#18
Guilherme F Roberto, Leandro A Neves, Marcelo Z Nascimento, Thaína A A Tosta, Leonardo C Longo, Alessandro S Martins, Paulo R Faria
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are a health problem that affects over 70,000 people per year in the United States alone. The early diagnosis and the identification of this lymphoma are essential for an effective treatment. The classification of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is a task that continues to rank as one of the main challenges faced by hematologists, pathologists, as well as in the producing of computer vision methods due to its inherent complexity. In this paper, we present a new method to quantify and classify tissue samples of non-Hodgkin lymphomas based on the percolation theory...
October 16, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038338/infectious-complications-of-cd19-targeted-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-immunotherapy
#19
Joshua A Hill, Daniel Li, Kevin A Hay, Margaret L Green, Sindhu Cherian, Xueyan Chen, Stanley R Riddell, David G Maloney, Michael Boeckh, Cameron J Turtle
Lymphodepletion chemotherapy with CD19-targeted chimeric antigen receptor-modified T (CAR-T) cell immunotherapy is a novel treatment for refractory or relapsed B cell malignancies. However, infectious complications of this approach have not been systematically studied. We evaluated infection events occurring between days 0-28 and 29-90 in 133 patients treated with CD19 CAR-T cells in a phase 1/2 study (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01865617). We used multivariable Poisson and Cox regression to evaluate pre- and post-treatment risk factors for infection, respectively...
October 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034060/activation-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-risk-of-lymphoma-subtypes
#20
Sonia Sanna, Giannina Satta, Marina Padoan, Sara Piro, Angela Gambelunghe, Lucia Miligi, Giovanni Maria Ferri, Corrado Magnani, Giacomo Muzi, Luigi Rigacci, Maria Giuseppina Cabras, Emanuele Angelucci, Gian Carlo Latte, Attilio Gabbas, Maria Grazia Ennas, Pierluigi Cocco
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a transcription factor implicated in several pathways known to be relevant in lymphomagenesis. Aim of our study was to explore the link between AhR activation and risk of lymphoma subtypes. We used a Dual-Luciferase Assay(®) and a luminometer to detect the activation of the luciferase gene, in HepG2 cells transfected with a specific reporter systems, by a 50 ml serum aliquot of cases of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (N = 108), follicular lymphoma (N = 85), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (N = 72), multiple myeloma (N = 80), and Hodgkin lymphoma (N = 94) and 357 controls who participated in the multicentre Italian study on gene-environment interactions in lymphoma etiology (ItGxE)...
2017: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics
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