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acute lymphatic leukemia

Irina S Kuznetsova, Elena V Labutina, Nezahat Hunter
Incidence of all types of lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers, including Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, acute and chronic myeloid leukemia (AML and CML respectively), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and other forms of leukemia have been studied in a cohort of 22,373 workers employed at the Mayak Production Association (PA) main facilities during 536,126 person-years of follow-up from the start of employment between 1948 and 1982 to the end of 2004. Risk assessment was performed for both external gamma-radiation and internal alpha-exposure of red bone marrow due to incorporated Pu-239 using Mayak Workers Dosimetry System 2008 taking into account non-radiation factors...
2016: PloS One
Wenjian Guo, Aishu Dong, Xiahui Pan, Xiaoji Lin, Ying Lin, Muqing He, Baoling Zhu, Liming Jin, Rongxing Yao
Autophagy can protect cells from stress, but can also induce cancer cell death. Caspase-10 is now considered to be a factor that is associated with autophagy in cancer. The present study therefore investigated whether caspase-10 affects autophagy in acute leukemia cells. The rates of survival vs. apoptosis in acute leukemia HL-60 and Jurkat cells treated with drugs were tested using cell viability assays and flow cytometry, and the levels of caspase-3 and -10 were tested by western blotting. In HL-60 cells that were treated with chemotherapy drugs combined with a caspase-10 inhibitor, the rate of survival decreased significantly compared with HL-60 cells treated with chemotherapy drugs alone...
August 2016: Oncology Letters
Y L Zhou, X D Wei, R H Mi, H Ai, L N Zhang, Y Y Liu, Y F Li, Y P Song
OBJECTIVE: To improve the clinical understanding of fungal esophagitis in patients with hematologic malignancies. METHOD: The clinical data of a cohort of 279 patients with hematologic malignancies who underwent gastroscopy between 2012 and 2015 in the Endoscopy Center of Henan Tumor Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. To investigate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of fungal esophagitis in patients with heratologic malignancies. RESULTS: 13 of the 279 patients were diagnosed as fungal esophagitis (4...
June 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Iris A L M van Rooij, Loes F M van der Zanden, Ernie M H F Bongers, Kirsten Y Renkema, Charlotte H W Wijers, Michelle Thonissen, Elisabeth M J Dokter, Carlo L M Marcelis, Ivo de Blaauw, Marc H W A Wijnen, Peter M Hoogerbrugge, Jos P M Bokkerink, Michiel F Schreuder, Linda Koster-Kamphuis, Elisabeth A M Cornelissen, Livia Kapusta, Arno F J van Heijst, Kian D Liem, Robert P E de Gier, Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman, Ronald J C Admiraal, Stefaan J Bergé, Jan Jaap van der Biezen, An Verdonck, Vincent Vander Poorten, Greet Hens, Jasmien Roosenboom, Marc R Lilien, Tom P de Jong, Paul Broens, Rene Wijnen, Alice Brooks, Barbara Franke, Han G Brunner, Carine E L Carels, Nine V A M Knoers, Wout F J Feitz, Nel Roeleveld
BACKGROUND: Research regarding the etiology of birth defects and childhood cancer is essential to develop preventive measures, but often requires large study populations. Therefore, we established the AGORA data- and biobank in the Netherlands. In this study, we describe its rationale, design, and ongoing data collection. METHODS: Children diagnosed with and/or treated for a structural birth defect or childhood cancer and their parents are invited to participate in the AGORA data- and biobank...
August 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
Benito Chiofalo, Jacopo Di Giuseppe, Lara Alessandrini, Tiziana Perin, Giorgio Giorda, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Francesco Sopracordevole
BACKGROUND: Three primary synchronous cancers in the female genital tract are extremely rare. In the literature, only four studies have described three different invasive gynecologic cancers of epithelial origin identified simultaneously in the same patient. CASE PRESENTATION: This is the first case in the literature that reports on triple primary ovarian, endometrial and endocervical cancers in a 38-year-old woman with a history of previously treated malignant disease (acute lymphatic leukemia)...
June 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Tuukka T Niinimäki, Pasi Ohtonen, Arja H Harila-Saari, Riitta A Niinimäki
Background Skeletal complications such as osteonecrosis (ON) are potential adverse events in patients treated for cancer, especially in those treated for hematologic and lymphatic malignancies (HLMs). ON may damage the hip or knee joints and may lead to arthrosis requiring total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The aim of this study was to address the risk of TJA in patients with cancer, especially those treated for HLM, in a nationwide population-based setting. Material and methods All patients who had undergone TJA after cancer diagnosis between the years 2000 and 2012 were identified by linking the Arthroplasty Register and the Cancer Registry...
May 2016: Acta Oncologica
Ferdows Atiq, Annoek E C Broers, Louise M Andrews, Jeanette K Doorduijn, Birgit C P Koch, Teun Van Gelder, Jorie Versmissen
PURPOSE: Cyclosporine A (CsA) and imatinib are both CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein substrates. Concomitant use after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) or Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL) may therefore result in a pharmacokinetic interaction. Although case reports and a recent small study in children indeed suggested there is a relevant pharmacokinetic interaction, a larger study in adults is lacking. In this study, we assessed the presence and extent of this interaction in patients with CML or Ph+ ALL undergoing HSCT...
June 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Kerstin Maria Kampa-Schittenhelm, Olaf Salitzky, Figen Akmut, Barbara Illing, Lothar Kanz, Helmut Rainer Salih, Marcus Matthias Schittenhelm
BACKGROUND: It has been previously demonstrated in several cancer models, that Dronabinol (THC) may have anti-tumor activity--however, controversial data exists for acute leukemia. We have anecdotal evidence that THC may have contributed to disease control in a patient with acute undifferentiated leukemia. METHODS: To test this hypothesis, we evaluated the antileukemic efficacy of THC in several leukemia cell lines and native leukemia blasts cultured ex vivo. Expression analysis for the CB1/2 receptors was performed by Western immunoblotting and flow cytometry...
2016: BMC Cancer
Sha Liu, Xudong Wei, Ruihua Mi, Hao Ai, Qingsong Yin, Ping Wang, Xiaojiao Wang, Ruihua Fan, Jieying Hu, Xinghu Zhu, Jian Zhou, Yuewen Fu, Yongping Song
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical features and survival of patients with CD56 expression in de- novo acute myeloid leukemia(AML)with t(8;21). . METHODS: Clinical data of 82 de novo AML with t(8;21)who were newly diagnosed from Jan 2008 to Apr 2014 were analyzed retrospectively, 50 expressed CD56 and 32 not. Clinical characteristics and prognoses were compared between patients expressing and nonexpressing CD56. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences in terms of age, gender, white blood cell count(WBC), percentage of bone marrow blasts, extramedullary infiltration rate, the early mortality or the presence of additional cytogenetic abnormalities between CD56 + and CD56- groups(P>0...
August 2015: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Stanley Cohan, John Godwin, Leah Gaedeke
A man with relapsing multiple sclerosis, treated with fingolimod 0.5 mg/d for 15 months, developed acute lymphoblastic leukemia and died 4 months after immune ablation and bone marrow allograft, from graft versus host disease. To our knowledge, this is the first case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia reported in a patient treated with fingolimod. Although no causal relationship can be established between fingolimod use and acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk in this single case, future surveillance for lymphatic cell malignancies in patients treated with fingolimod appears justified...
January 2015: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Emanuele Carosati, Natascha van den Höfel, Manuela Reif, Giuseppe Marco Randazzo, Bettina Stanitzki, Julia Stevens, Helmut E Gabbert, Gabriele Cruciani, Raimund Mannhold, Csaba Mahotka
The limited clinical efficacy of many cancer therapeutics has initiated intense research efforts toward the discovery of novel chemical entities in this field. In this study, 31 hit candidates were selected from nearly 800,000 database compounds in a ligand-based virtual screening campaign. In turn, three of these hits were found to have (sub)micromolar potencies in proliferation assays with the Jurkat acute lymphatic leukemic cell line. In this assay, the three hits were found to exhibit higher potency than clinically tested cell-death inducers (GDC-0152, AT-406, and birinapant)...
October 2015: ChemMedChem
Jan Kazenwadel, Kelly L Betterman, Chan-Eng Chong, Philippa H Stokes, Young K Lee, Genevieve A Secker, Yan Agalarov, Cansaran Saygili Demir, David M Lawrence, Drew L Sutton, Sebastien P Tabruyn, Naoyuki Miura, Marjo Salminen, Tatiana V Petrova, Jacqueline M Matthews, Christopher N Hahn, Hamish S Scott, Natasha L Harvey
Heterozygous germline mutations in the zinc finger transcription factor GATA2 have recently been shown to underlie a range of clinical phenotypes, including Emberger syndrome, a disorder characterized by lymphedema and predisposition to myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia (MDS/AML). Despite well-defined roles in hematopoiesis, the functions of GATA2 in the lymphatic vasculature and the mechanisms by which GATA2 mutations result in lymphedema have not been characterized. Here, we have provided a molecular explanation for lymphedema predisposition in a subset of patients with germline GATA2 mutations...
August 3, 2015: Journal of Clinical Investigation
J Gjedsted, R Dall
This case report describes hypoglycemia during methadone escalation in an 8-year-old girl with acute lymphatic leukemia. After a significant increase in the methadone dosage, the blood glucose decreased from 12 mmol/l to 1 mmol/l. Nutrition and other medications were meticulously checked and no other apparent explanation was found. There are few reports from the adult palliative setting which describe this serious side effect. This is to our knowledge, the first described pediatric case.
November 2015: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Anahita Rafiei, Afsar Ali Mian, Claudia Döring, Anna Metodieva, Claudia Oancea, Frederic B Thalheimer, Martin Leo Hansmann, Oliver Gerhard Ottmann, Martin Ruthardt
The hallmark of Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph(+)) leukemia is the BCR/ABL kinase, which is successfully targeted by selective ATP competitors. However, inhibition of BCR/ABL alone is unable to eradicate Ph(+) leukemia. The t(9;22) is a reciprocal translocation which encodes not only for the der22 (Philadelphia chromosome) related BCR/ABL, but also for der9 related ABL/BCR fusion proteins, which can be detected in 65% of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and 100% of patients with Ph+ acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL)...
April 2015: PLoS Genetics
Danhong Qiu, Gang Wu
We report a case of a 47-year-old man who firstly complained of throat pain for half a month accompanied with fever. Specialized examination showed tonsils' hypertrophy and the laryngoscope found his right vocal cord was swelling and hyperemia. The routine blood test counted white blood cell as 31 x 10(9)/L, lymphocyte as 30. 84 x 10(9)/L while prolymphocyte could be seen with microscope. After that B-ultrasound scan gave spleen hypertrophy and multi-lymphatic-node enlargement. Peripheral blood flowcytometry and bone marrow biopsy finally diagnosed the man as actue myelocytic leukemia...
December 2014: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Grace Lu, Amanda M Goodman, Brennan Ayres, Zac Builta, Amanda J Haes
The enzyme activity of xanthine oxidase (XO) is influenced by several environmental factors including solution conditions, storage conditions, inhibitors, other enzymes, and activators. For instance, the metabolic reaction involving XO and the pro-drug 6-mercaptopurine, a drug used in the treatment maintenance of acute lymphatic leukemia, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, is often modified through the use of inhibitors, which varies the kinetic parameters associated with this reaction. Methods that provide fast and accurate determination of these kinetic constants can help in understanding the mechanism of these reactions...
2015: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Vaughan Washco, Lee Engel, David L Smith, Ross McCarron
BACKGROUND: New onset or acute worsening of bilateral lower extremity swelling is commonly caused by venous congestion from decompensated heart failure, pulmonary disease, liver dysfunction, or kidney insufficiency. A thromboembolic event, lymphatic obstruction, or even external compression of venous flow can also be the culprit. CASE REPORT: We report the case of an 83-year-old male with a history of myelodysplastic syndrome that progressed to acute myeloid leukemia, bipolar disorder, and benign prostatic hypertrophy...
2015: Ochsner Journal
Pk Gadhia, Gd Shastri, Eg Shastri
Patients suffering from adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are very ill and present most commonly with shortness of breath during physical activity, a pale complexion from anemia, a very low platelet count, the appearance of pinhead-sized red spots under the skin called petechiae, or prolonged bleeding from minor cuts and discomfort in the bones and joints. Fever in the absence of an obvious cause is common. Leukemic lymphoblasts may accumulate in the lymphatic system, and lymph nodes can be enlarged...
June 2014: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
James J Collins, Steven E Anteau, Gerard M H Swaen, Kenneth M Bodner, Catherine M Bodnar
OBJECTIVE: High benzene exposure is related to acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Recently, myelodysplastic syndrome has been observed at low benzene exposure levels. METHODS: We updated a mortality study of workers with benzene exposure examining acute nonlymphocytic leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. We calculated standardized mortality ratios with 95% confidence intervals and examined latency and trends for cumulative exposure levels. RESULTS: All leukemias (standardized mortality ratio = 1...
February 2015: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Christina Backes, Christian Harz, Ulrike Fischer, Jana Schmitt, Nicole Ludwig, Britt-Sabina Petersen, Sabine C Mueller, Yoo-Jin Kim, Nadine M Wolf, Hugo A Katus, Benjamin Meder, Rhoikos Furtwängler, Andre Franke, Rainer Bohle, Wolfram Henn, Norbert Graf, Andreas Keller, Eckart Meese
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive and malignant subtype of human brain tumors. While a family clustering of GBM has long been acknowledged, relevant hereditary factors still remained elusive. Exome sequencing of families offers the option to discover respective genetic factors.We sequenced blood samples of one of the rare affected families: while both parents were healthy, both children were diagnosed with GBM. We report 85 homozygous non-synonymous single nucleotide variations (SNVs) in both siblings that were heterozygous in the parents...
March 20, 2015: Oncotarget
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