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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219836/donor-lymphocyte-infusion-for-relapsed-hematological-malignancies-after-unrelated-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation-facilitated-by-the-japan-marrow-donor-program
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Toshihiro Miyamoto, Takahiro Fukuda, Marie Nakashima, Tomoko Henzan, Shinsuke Kusakabe, Naoki Kobayashi, Junichi Sugita, Takeshi Mori, Mineo Kurokawa, Shin-Ichiro Mori
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI), we retrospectively analyzed 414 recipients who received unrelated DLI (UDLI) for the treatment of relapsed hematological malignancy after unrelated bone marrow transplantation (BMT). UDLI was administered for acute myelogenous leukemia (n=184), myelodysplastic syndrome (n=69), acute lymphocytic leukemia (n=57), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML, n=36), lymphoid neoplasms (n=38), adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (n=18), and multiple myeloma (n=12)...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216566/phenotypic-and-functional-alterations-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-an-in-vitro-leukemia-induced-microenvironment
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Jean-Paul Vernot, Ximena Bonilla, Viviana Rodriguez-Pardo, Natalia-Del Pilar Vanegas
An understanding of the cell interactions occurring in the leukemic microenvironment and their functional consequences for the different cell players has therapeutic relevance. By co-culturing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with the REH acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cell line, we have established an in vitro leukemic niche for the functional evaluation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC, CD34+ cells). We showed that the normal homeostatic control exerted by the MSC over the HSPC is considerably lost in this leukemic microenvironment: HSPC increased their proliferation rate and adhesion to MSC...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210257/kinetics-of-cytotoxic-lymphocytes-reconstitution-after-induction-chemotherapy-in-elderly-aml-patients-reveals-progressive-recovery-of-normal-phenotypic-and-functional-features-in-nk-cells
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Jérôme Rey, Cyril Fauriat, Eloïse Kochbati, Florence Orlanducci, Aude Charbonnier, Evelyne D'Incan, Pascale Andre, François Romagne, Bernadette Barbarat, Norbert Vey, Daniel Olive
NK cells are defective in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at diagnosis. Here, we studied the kinetic of expression of the major activating and inhibitory receptors of NK, CD8 T, and γδ T cells in patients undergoing chemotherapy (CT) for the treatment of AML (n = 29). We showed that NK cells are the main affected population at diagnosis and that expression of activating receptors is partially restored within a few weeks after CT. CD8 T cells and γδ T cells are only weakly affected at diagnosis. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor expression by NK cells, but not NKG2A and CD85j, was downregulated...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207808/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-lymphoma-patients-is-associated-with-a-decrease-in-the-double-strand-break-repair-capacity-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Sandrine Lacoste, Smita Bhatia, Yanjun Chen, Ravi Bhatia, Timothy R O'Connor
Patients who undergo autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHCT) for treatment of a relapsed or refractory lymphoma are at risk of developing therapy related- myelodysplasia/acute myeloid leukemia (t-MDS/AML). Part of the risk likely resides in inherent interindividual differences in their DNA repair capacity (DRC), which is thought to influence the effect chemotherapeutic treatments have on the patient's stem cells prior to aHCT. Measuring DRC involves identifying small differences in repair proficiency among individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199334/childhood-hematologic-cancer-and-residential-proximity-to-oil-and-gas-development
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Lisa M McKenzie, William B Allshouse, Tim E Byers, Edward J Bedrick, Berrin Serdar, John L Adgate
BACKGROUND: Oil and gas development emits known hematological carcinogens, such as benzene, and increasingly occurs in residential areas. We explored whether residential proximity to oil and gas development was associated with risk for hematologic cancers using a registry-based case-control study design. METHODS: Participants were 0-24 years old, living in rural Colorado, and diagnosed with cancer between 2001-2013. For each child in our study, we calculated inverse distance weighted (IDW) oil and gas well counts within a 16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191813/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-mimicking-wilms-tumor-at-presentation
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Amitabh Singh, Anirban Mandal, Vijay Guru, Rachna Seth
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the commonest malignancy of childhood, is known to manifest with a myriad of atypical presentations. Nephromegaly is a rare presentation of childhood ALL with hepatic mass being even rarer. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 3 year-old child with unilateral renal mass and hepatic mass lesion with normal blood counts, initially suspected to have metastatic Wilms tumor based on clinical, radiological and WT1 positivity on immunocytochemistry of renal mass...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183349/hif-1%C3%AE-inhibitor-echinomycin-reduces-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-preserves-graft-versus-leukemia-effect
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Yushi Yao, Lei Wang, Jihao Zhou, Xinyou Zhang
BACKGROUND: Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) remains a major obstacle against favorable clinical outcomes following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). T helper cells including Th17 play key roles in aGVHD pathogenesis. Donor regulatory T cell (Tregs) adoptive therapy reduces aGVHD without weakening graft-versus-leukemia effect (GVL) in both mouse and human, although the purification and ex vivo expansion of Tregs in clinical scenarios remain costly and technically demanding...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180067/-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-after-ebv-reactivation-and-ibrutinib-treatment-in-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Maurizio Cavallari, Maria Ciccone, Simonetta Falzoni, Francesco Cavazzini, Luca Formigaro, Francesco Di Virgilio, Antonella Rotola, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Antonio Cuneo
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare syndrome characterized by ineffective T-cell and NK response. We report the clinical course of a patient with relapsed CLL who developed acute symptoms soon after starting ibrutinib. Hyperpyrexia, splenomegaly, hyperferritinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, cytopenias, and a typical cytokine pattern, i.e. high interleukin (IL)-6, IL10 and IL18, were consistent with a diagnosis of HLH. Coexistent Epstein Barr virus reactivation was documented. Ibrutinib-induced impairment of NK degranulation, associated with EBV reactivation and CLL-related immunodeficiency may have contributed to the development of HLH in our patient...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170369/lmo2-enhances-lamellipodia-filopodia-formation-in-basal-type-breast-cancer-cells-by-mediating-arp3-profilin1-interaction
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Ye Liu, Chao Wu, Tianhui Zhu, Wei Sun
BACKGROUND The human LMO2 gene was first cloned from an acute T lymphocytic leukemia patient; it is primarily expressed in hematopoietic and vascular endothelial systems, and functions as a pivotal transcriptional regulator during embryonic hematopoiesis and angiogenesis. However, some recent reports indicated that LMO2 is widely expressed in many tissues and tumors, predominantly in cytoplasm, and revealed complicated functions on tumor behaviors in a variety of cancer types. As an adaptor molecule, binding partners and function details of LMO2 in these solid tumors need to be further investigated...
February 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166825/the-dynamics-of-runx1-runx1t1-transcript-levels-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-predict-relapse-in-patients-with-t-8-21-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ya-Zhen Qin, Yu Wang, Lan-Ping Xu, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Huan Chen, Wei Han, Yu-Hong Chen, Feng-Rong Wang, Jing-Zhi Wang, Yao Chen, Xiao-Dong Mo, Xiao-Su Zhao, Ying-Jun Chang, Kai-Yan Liu, Xiao-Jun Huang
BACKGROUND: The optimal monitoring schedules and cutoff minimal residual disease (MRD) levels for the accurate prediction of relapse at all time points after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) remain unclear in patients with t(8;21) acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: RUNX1-RUNX1T1 transcript levels were measured in bone marrow samples collected from 208 patients at scheduled time points after transplantation (1530 samples in total)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152513/propiece-il-1%C3%AE-facilitates-the-growth-of-acute-t-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-through-the-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-sp1
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Yinsheng Zhang, Xiao Yu, Dandan Lin, Lei Lei, Bo Hu, Fengzhang Cao, Yu Mei, Depei Wu, Haiyan Liu
Interleukin 1α (IL-1α) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that possesses multiple immune-regulatory functions. It is mainly expressed as the cell-associated form and not actively secreted in healthy tissues. The intracellular IL-1α has been shown to be a chromatin-associated cytokine and can affect transcription. There are spontaneous expressions of IL-1α in acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) blasts. However, the role of nuclear-localized IL-1α in ALL is not clear. Here we showed that overexpression of the nuclear form of IL-1α (propiece IL-1α) could promote proliferation and reduce apoptosis of T-ALL cells...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144729/development-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-patients-with-untreated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Shoko Ito, Shin-Ichiro Fujiwara, Kiyomi Mashima, Kento Umino, Daisuke Minakata, Hirofumi Nakano, Ryoko Yamasaki, Yasufumi Kawasaki, Miyuki Sugimoto, Masahiro Ashizawa, Chihiro Yamamoto, Kaoru Hatano, Kiyoshi Okazuka, Kazuya Sato, Iekuni Oh, Ken Ohmine, Takahiro Suzuki, Kazuo Muroi, Yoshinobu Kanda
The development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is rare. We experienced a 65-year-old man who developed AML with aberrant CD7 expression and monoallelic CEBPA mutation during watchful waiting for CLL. He failed to achieve complete response (CR) by standard induction therapy for AML. We retrospectively reviewed 27 patients who developed AML with untreated CLL published between 1973 and 2016. The median age at diagnosis of AML was 68 years, and the median duration between the diagnoses of AML and CLL was 4...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140720/pathways-and-mechanisms-of-venetoclax-resistance
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Prithviraj Bose, Varsha Gandhi, Marina Konopleva
The approval of venetoclax, a 'BH3-mimetic' antagonist of the BCL-2 anti-apoptotic protein, for chronic lymphocytic leukemia represents a major milestone in translational apoptosis research. Venetoclax has already received 'breakthrough' designation for acute myeloid leukemia, and is being studied in many other tumor types. However, resistance to BCL-2 inhibitor monotherapy may rapidly ensue. Several studies have shown that the other two major anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins, BCL-XL and MCL-1, are the main determinants of resistance to venetoclax...
January 31, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139337/graft-versus-leukemia-effect-with-a-wt1-specific-t-cell-response-induced-by-azacitidine-and-donor-lymphocyte-infusions-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Tatsunori Ishikawa, Nobuharu Fujii, Masahide Imada, Michinori Aoe, Yusuke Meguri, Tomoko Inomata, Hiromi Nakashima, Keiko Fujii, Shohei Yoshida, Hisakazu Nishimori, Ken-Ichi Matsuoka, Eisei Kondo, Yoshinobu Maeda, Mitsune Tanimoto
BACKGROUND: Azacitidine (Aza) and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) therapy has recently been reported as an effective salvage therapy for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Despite the high response rate and relatively long period of remission, most patients relapse again. The immunologic mechanism of the response and limited efficacy remain unknown. CASE REPORT: Aza + DLI therapy was performed for a patient with therapy-related MDS (t-MDS), who had relapsed after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation...
January 27, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138921/absolute-lymphocyte-count-alc-after-induction-treatment-predicts-survival-of-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Tamas Farkas, Judit Müller, Daniel J Erdelyi, Monika Csoka, Gabor T Kovacs
Absolute Lymphocyte Count (ALC) has been recently established as a prognostic factor of survival in pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). A retrospective analysis of 132 patients treated according the BFM - ALLIC 2002 protocol was performed in a single institution. A possible association between ALC values and Overall Survival (OS) or Event-Free Survival (EFS) was evaluated at multiple time points during induction chemotherapy. ALC higher than 350 cells/μL measured on the 33th day of induction was associated with better Overall- and Event-Free Survival in both Kaplan-Meier (OS 88...
January 30, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133918/the-clinicopathologic-significance-of-lymphocyte-subsets-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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M Alcasid, L Ma, J R Gotlib, D A Arber, R S Ohgami
INTRODUCTION: While the role of the immune system in altering and modulating the progression of solid tumors is well studied, the impact of the immune system on the outcome and progression of hematolymphoid neoplasms is still poorly understood. METHODS: Here, we report a retrospective study detailing our analysis of 130 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), with flow cytometry immunophenotypic evaluation of major lymphocyte subsets including B cells, T cells, and NK cells...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128805/-the-age-and-sex-frequencies-of-patients-with-leukemia-seen-in-two-reference-centers-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-mexico-city
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Adrián Santoyo-Sánchez, Christian Omar Ramos-Peñafiel, Azucena Saavedra-González, Lizbeth González-Almanza, Adolfo Martínez-Tovar, Irma Olarte-Carrillo, Juan Collazo-Jaloma
INTRODUCTION: In developing countries, there is commonly a lack of population-based cancer registries or underreporting, thus not recognizing the true dimensions of the problem. AIM: To describe the age and sex frequencies of the major subtypes of leukemias in two hospitals of reference in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a descriptive and retrospective study, based on medical records of two hematology services during January 2007 to October 2014; all cases diagnosed with leukemia were included...
January 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123335/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-children-a-case-series
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Serhat Emeksiz, Nurettin Onur Kutlu, Hüseyin Çaksen, Gülsüm Alkan, Hülya Şeker Yıkmaz, Hüseyin Tokgöz
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is characterized by hypertension, seizure, headache, clouding of consciousness, and visual disturbance, and is diagnosed in the presence of typical lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. We retrospectively evaluated five patients who were diagnosed as having posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and followed up in Meram Medical Faculty, Pediatric Intensive Care and Hematology wards, between January 2010 and January 2014. We reviewed the demographic and clinical data, and neuroimaging findings...
December 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122332/the-homeoprotein-dlx5-drives-murine-t-cell-lymphomagenesis-by-directly-transactivating-notch-and-upregulating-akt-signaling
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Yinfei Tan, Eleonora Sementino, Jinfei Xu, Jianming Pei, Zemin Liu, Timothy K Ito, Kathy Q Cai, Suraj Peri, Andres J P Klein-Szanto, David L Wiest, Joseph R Testa
Homeobox genes play a critical role in embryonic development, but they have also been implicated in cancer through mechanisms that are largely unknown. While not expressed during normal T-cell development, homeobox transcription factor genes can be reactivated via recurrent chromosomal rearrangements in human T-cell acute leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL), a malignancy often associated with activated Notch and Akt signaling. To address how epigenetic reprogramming via an activated homeobox gene might contribute to T-lymphomagenesis, we investigated a transgenic mouse model with thymocyte-specific overexpression of the Dlx5 homeobox gene...
January 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112748/outcome-after-failure-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-children-with-acute-leukemia-a-study-by-the-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-francophone-de-greffe-de-moelle-et-de-th%C3%A3-rapie-cellulaire-sfgm-tc
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C Roux, K Tifratene, G Socié, C Galambrun, Y Bertrand, F Rialland, C Jubert, C Pochon, C Paillard, A Sirvent, B Nelken, J P Vannier, C Freycon, Y Beguin, N Raus, I Yakoub-Agha, M Mohty, J-H Dalle, G Michel, C Pradier, R Peffault de Latour, P-S Rohrlich
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) contributes to improved outcome in childhood acute leukemia (AL). However, therapeutic options are poorly defined in the case of post-transplantation relapse. We aimed to compare treatment strategies in 334 consecutive children with acute leukemia relapse or progression after SCT in a recent 10-year period. Data could be analyzed in 288 patients (157 ALL, 123 AML and 8 biphenotypic AL) with a median age of 8.16 years at transplantation. The median delay from first SCT to relapse or progression was 182 days...
January 23, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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