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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807981/delineation-of-the-timing-of-second-line-therapy-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis
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Yi L Hwa, Rahma Warsame, Morie A Gertz, Francis K Buadi, Martha Q Lacy, Shaji K Kumar, David Dingli, Steve R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Suzanne R Hayman, Prashant Kapoor, Wilson I Gonsalves, Taxiarchis V Kourelis, Stephen Russell, Ronald S Go, Miriam A Hobbs, Amie L Fonder, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri
Among patients with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis, there is little consensus on when reinstitution of chemotherapy should occur. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the patterns of relapse or progression (R/P) and the timing of re-initiating therapy among 235 patients initially treated with ASCT at Mayo Clinic. The median time from ASCT to second-line therapy was 24.3 months. At the time of restarting therapy, median dFLC was 9.9 mg/dL (42% of diagnosis value); 32% had a dFLC< 5mg/dL; and 63% met criteria for organ R/P...
August 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802908/apoptosis-signaling-and-bcl-2-pathways-provide-opportunities-for-novel-targeted-therapeutic-strategies-in-hematologic-malignances
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Huanling Wu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Ken H Young
Apoptosis is an essential biological process involved in tissue homeostasis and immunity. Aberrations of the two main apoptotic pathways, extrinsic and intrinsic, have been identified in hematological malignancies; many of these aberrations are associated with pathogenesis, prognosis and resistance to standard chemotherapeutic agents. Targeting components of the apoptotic pathways, especially the chief regulatory BCL-2 family in the intrinsic pathway, has proved to be a promising therapeutic approach for patients with hematological malignances, with the expectation of enhanced efficacy and reduced adverse events...
August 8, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797781/prognostic-scoring-systems-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-where-do-we-stand
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Rashmika Potdar, Gabor Varadi, Joshua Fein, Myriam Labopin, Arnon Nagler, Roni Shouval
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a potentially curative treatment for many hematologic disorders. Maximizing the benefit of transplantation for disease control while minimizing the risk for associated complications remains the field's leading challenge. This has prompted the development of multiple prognostic scoring systems over the last two decades. Prognostic scores can be used for informed decision making, better patient counseling, design of interventional trials and analysis of prospective and retrospective data...
August 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782607/novel-epigenetic-therapies-in-hematological-malignancies-current-status-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Paolo Gallipoli, Brian J P Huntly
Over the last decade transcriptional dysregulation and altered epigenetic programs have emerged as a hallmark in the majority of hematological cancers. Several epigenetic regulators are recurrently mutated in many hematological malignancies. In addition, in those cases that lack epigenetic mutations, altered function of epigenetic regulators has been shown to play a central role in the pathobiology of many hematological neoplasms, through mechanisms that are becoming increasingly understood. This, in turn, has led to the development of small molecule inhibitors of dysregulated epigenetic pathways as novel targeted therapies for hematological malignancies...
August 4, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780274/microfluidic-transduction-harnesses-mass-transport-principles-to-enhance-gene-transfer-efficiency
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Reginald Tran, David R Myers, Gabriela Denning, Jordan E Shields, Allison M Lytle, Hommood Alrowais, Yongzhi Qiu, Yumiko Sakurai, William C Li, Oliver Brand, Joseph M Le Doux, H Trent Spencer, Christopher B Doering, Wilbur A Lam
Ex vivo gene therapy using lentiviral vectors (LVs) is a proven approach to treat and potentially cure many hematologic disorders and malignancies but remains stymied by cumbersome, cost-prohibitive, and scale-limited production processes that cannot meet the demands of current clinical protocols for widespread clinical utilization. However, limitations in LV manufacture coupled with inefficient transduction protocols requiring significant excess amounts of vector currently limit widespread implementation...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760299/is-disease-specific-immunotherapy-a-potential-reality-for-mds
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REVIEW
David A Sallman, Marco L Davila
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) and related myeloid neoplasms represent heterogeneous diseases with overall poor outcomes related to lack of efficacious agents. Immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment paradigm in solid malignancies and select hematologic malignancies with durable remissions in treatment-refractory populations. The initial clinical studies using immunotherapy in MDS are under way, although significant efforts are required in which to better understand their role in this disease. Likely, combinations of therapies will be required to improve outcomes in this patient population...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759473/novel-therapeutic-approaches-for-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Yvette C Tanhehco, Gowthami Arepally, Ara Metjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is an immune-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy caused by antibodies to ADAMTS13 (A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with a ThromboSpondin type 1 motif, member 13). Standard treatment with therapeutic plasma exchange and immunosuppression with steroids results in high remission and low mortality rates. However, a number of patients remain refractory to frontline therapy and/or experience multiple relapses. This study reviews emerging therapies for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757155/antibody-drug-conjugates-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer-novel-targets-and-diverse-approaches-in-adc-design
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REVIEW
Pamela A Trail, Gene M Dubowchik, Timothy Lowinger
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous group of malignancies with a spectrum of molecular subtypes, pathologies and outcomes that together comprise the most common non-cutaneous cancer in women. Currently, over 80% of breast cancer patients are diagnosed at relatively early stages of disease where there are encouraging data on outcomes and long term survival. However, there is currently no curative option for those patients with metastatic disease and there is a substantial medical need to identify effective and safe treatment options for these patients...
July 27, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756726/mogamulizumab-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-or-refractory-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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Frank T Winsett, Daniel J Lewis, Madeleine Duvic
Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) is an aggressive variant of peripheral T-cell lymphoma of CD4+ T-malignant cells caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type-1. Despite aggressive treatment with multidrug combination chemotherapies, ATL confers a poor prognosis and commonly develops resistance to conventional treatments. Areas covered: Mogamulizumab is a humanized, defucosylated monoclonal antibody that acts by targeting the CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4) on malignant cells of ATL. In phase I and II clinical trials, it has achieved overall response rates of 31-50% in CCR4+ malignancies...
August 21, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745064/therapeutic-potential-of-investigational-chk-1-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors
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Hani M Babiker, Ali McBride, Laurence S Cooke, Daruka Mahadevan
For several decades' cancer treatment targeting DNA repair pathways incorporated both chemo- and radiotherapy only. However, over the last decade improved knowledge of DNA repair processes has paved the way for the development of novel targeted drugs abrogating DNA repair signaling. Checkpoint kinase inhibitors are exciting molecules and hold promise in the treatment of both solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein, we discuss preclinical and clinical studies with this class of molecules. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss the role of check point kinase 1 (CHK-1) in DNA repair and provide a comprehensive summary of pre-clinical and early phase clinical trials with CHK-1 inhibitors...
July 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738964/-clinical-research-on-albumin-bound-paclitaxel-based-therapy-in-advanced-lung-cancer
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Xu Li, Bin Ai, Ping Zhang, Lin Li, Xiaonan Wu
BACKGROUND: Albumin-bound paclitaxel is a novel paclitaxel formulation formed by the combination of paclitaxel and human serum albumin (HSA) to improve the efficacy of paclitaxel and reduce its adverse reactions. The aim of this retrospective study is to observe the efficacy and safety of albumin-bound paclitaxel-based therapy in the treatment of lung cancer. METHODS: We have enrolled 50 patients with advanced or unresectable retreatment lung cancer who were admitted from November 2011 to December 2014...
July 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735365/an-update-on-the-use-of-immunotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Thomas U Marron, Matko Kalac, Joshua Brody
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Throughout the field of oncology, immunotherapy is moving further towards the first-line setting, and there is encouraging data for the use of these novel therapies in the management of lymphomas, utilizing treatments approved for both solid and hematologic malignancies. Herein, we review promising advances in this rapidly moving field from the past year. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last year, we have seen promising clinical data on engineered antibody therapies for the treatment of lymphomas, as well as further optimization of engineered antibody fragments fused onto linkers or chimeric T cell receptors, both of the modalities capable of transforming non-specific T cells into tumor-specific, serial killer cells...
July 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732370/silibinin-an-old-drug-for-hematological-disorders
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REVIEW
Hai Zou, Xing-Xing Zhu, Guo-Bing Zhang, Yuan Ma, Yi Wu, Dong-Sheng Huang
Silibinin (silybin), a non-toxic natural polyphenolic flavonoid, is the principal and the most biologically active component of silymarin. It is efficient in the treatment of acute and chronic liver disorders caused by toxins, drug, alcohol, hepatitis, and gall bladder disorders. Further, in our previous studies, we explored the anti-cancer efficacy in common cancers, such as lung, prostatic, colon, breast, bladder, as well as, hepatocellular carcinoma. Interestingly, silibinin is still not solely limited to the treatment of these diseases...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725493/interferon-alpha-based-immunotherapies-in-the-treatment-of-b-cell-derived-hematologic-neoplasms-in-today-s-treat-to-target-era
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REVIEW
Li Zhang, Yu-Tzu Tai, Matthew Zhi Guang Ho, Lugui Qiu, Kenneth C Anderson
B cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) are the most common hematological malignancies which benefit from therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)-based immunotherapies. Despite significant improvement on patient outcome following the use of novel therapies for the past decades, curative treatment is unavailable for the majority of patients. For example, the 5-year survival of MM is currently less than 50%. In the 1980s, interferon-α was used as monotherapy in newly diagnosed or previously treated MM with an overall response rate of 15-20%...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724539/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-hematologic-malignancies
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Kedar Kirtane, Stephanie J Lee
Racial and ethnic disparities in patients with solid malignancies have been well documented. Less is known about these disparities in patients with hematologic malignancies. With the advent of novel chemotherapeutics and targeted molecular, cellular, and immunologic therapies, it is important to identify differences in care that may lead to disparate outcomes. This review provides a critical appraisal of the empirical research on racial and ethnic disparities in incidence, survival, and outcomes in patients with hematologic malignancies...
July 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720126/a-small-molecule-cytokine-combination-enhances-hematopoietic-stem-cell-proliferation-via-inhibition-of-cell-differentiation
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Lan Wang, Xin Guan, Huihui Wang, Bin Shen, Yu Zhang, Zhihua Ren, Yupo Ma, Xinxin Ding, Yongping Jiang
BACKGROUND: Accumulated evidence supports the potent stimulating effects of multiple small molecules on the expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) which are important for the therapy of various hematological disorders. Here, we report a novel, optimized formula, named the SC cocktail, which contains a combination of three such small molecules and four cytokines. METHODS: Small-molecule candidates were individually screened and then combined at their optimal concentration with the presence of cytokines to achieve maximum capacity for stimulating the human CD34(+) cell expansion ex vivo...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716814/potency-matched-dual-cytokine-antibody-fusion-proteins-for-cancer-therapy
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Roberto De Luca, Alex Soltermann, Francesca Pretto, Catherine Pemberton-Ross, Giovanni Pellegrini, Sarah Wulhfard, Dario Neri
A novel biopharmaceutical, consisting of the F8 monoclonal antibody (specific to a splice isoform of fibronectin) simultaneously fused to both tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-2, was found to react with the majority of solid tumors and hematological malignancies in mouse and man, but not with healthy adult tissues. The product selectively localized to neoplastic lesions in vivo, as evidenced by quantitative biodistribution studies using radioiodinated protein preparations. When the potency of the cytokine payloads was matched by a single-point mutation, the resulting fusion protein (IL2-F8-TNF(mut)) eradicated soft-tissue sarcomas in immunocompetent mice, which did not respond to individual antibody-cytokine fusion proteins or by standard doxorubicin treatment...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716013/long-term-renal-survival-of-%C3%AE-3-heavy-chain-deposition-disease-a-case-report
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Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a type of MIDD. HCDD is an extremely rare disease, and only three cases have been reported in Japan up to the present. The prognosis of HCDD is very poor, and optimal treatment has not been established. Only a few cases of HCDD with favorable long-term renal prognosis have been reported to date...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706010/clinical-management-of-potential-toxicities-and-drug-interactions-related-to-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-6-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer-practical-considerations-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Laura M Spring, Mark L Zangardi, Beverly Moy, Aditya Bardia
Aberrations of the cell cycle are pervasive in cancer, and selective cell cycle inhibition of cancer cells is a target of choice for a number of novel cancer therapeutics. Cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) are key regulatory enzymes that control cell cycle transitions and the commitment to cell division. Palbociclib and ribociclib are both orally active, highly selective reversible inhibitors of CDK4 and CDK6 that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in combination with specific endocrine therapies...
July 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704757/structural-optimization-elaborates-novel-potent-akt-inhibitors-with-promising-anticancer-activity
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Yang Liu, Yanzhen Yin, Zhen Zhang, Carrie J Li, Hui Zhang, Daoguang Zhang, Changying Jiang, Krystle Nomie, Liang Zhang, Michael L Wang, Guisen Zhao
Targeting of Akt has been validated as a well rationalized approach to cancer treatment, and represents a promising therapeutic strategy for aggressive hematologic malignancies. We describe herein an exploration of novel Akt inhibitors for cancer therapy through structural optimization of previously described 4-(piperazin-1-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives. Our studies yielded a novel series of pyrrolopyrimidine based phenylpiperidine carboxamides capable of potent inhibition of Akt1. Notably, 10h exhibited robust antiproliferative effects in both mantle cell lymphoma cell lines and primary patient tumor cells...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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