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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340210/clinical-significance-of-isolated-myeloperoxidase-expression-in-pediatric-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Matthew J Oberley, Sisi Li, Etan Orgel, Choo Phei Wee, Ashley Hagiya, Maurice R G O'Gorman
Objectives: Diagnosis of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) requires immunophenotypic evidence of B-lineage and absence of specific myeloid or T-lineage markers. Rare cases of otherwise typical B-ALL express myeloperoxidase (MPO) detectable by flow cytometry with an absence of other myeloid markers, but the clinical significance of this finding is not well studied. Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of flow cytometry and clinical data was performed to investigate the clinical outcome of this specific group of patients...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340183/crlf2-positive-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adult-patients-a-single-institution-experience
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Sergej Konoplev, Xinyan Lu, Marina Konopleva, Nitin Jain, Juan Ouyang, Maitrayee Goswami, Kathryn G Roberts, Marc Valentine, Charles G Mullighan, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Patrick A Zweidler-McKay, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Sa A Wang
Objectives: Cytokine receptor-like factor 2 ( CRLF2 ) rearrangement is found in approximately 50% of pediatric Ph-like B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), and around 50% of CRLF2 + cases harbor JAK mutations. We analyzed CRLF2 expression and studied its correlation with CRLF2 rearrangement in adult patients with B-ALL. Methods: Multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) was performed consecutively in 126 patients. Results: CRLF2 overexpression was detected in 30 (27%) patients, 28 (41%) of 69 patients with B-ALL not otherwise specified, 14 (21%) of 67 untreated patients, and 16 (27%) of 59 patients with relapsed B-ALL, with the highest among Hispanic patients (25/55, 45%)...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333402/vincristine-toxicity-with-co-administration-of-fluconazole-during-induction-therapy-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#3
Andrew B Smitherman, Cassidy B Faircloth, Allison Deal, Michael Troy, Stuart H Gold
BACKGROUND: Antifungal prophylaxis is recommended for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during high-risk periods such as induction; however, increased vincristine toxicities have been reported with the co-administration of triazole antifungals. We sought to determine whether vincristine-associated toxicities are higher among children with ALL concurrently given fluconazole prophylaxis compared to no prophylaxis. PROCEDURE: Using a retrospective cohort design, we reviewed records of pediatric patients treated for newly diagnosed ALL from 2003 to 2013...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331334/safety-efficacy-and-clinical-utility-of-asparaginase-in-the-treatment-of-adult-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Jamie Koprivnikar, James McCloskey, Stefan Faderl
Adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are known to have inferior outcomes compared to the pediatric population. Although the reasons for this are likely manyfold, the agents utilized and the increased intensity of pediatric treatments compared to adult treatments are likely significant contributing factors. Asparaginase, an enzyme that converts asparagine to aspartic acid, forms the backbone of almost all pediatric regimens and works by depleting extracellular asparagine, which ALL cells are unable to synthesize...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328172/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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REVIEW
Michael E Rytting, Elias J Jabbour, Susan M O'Brien, Hagop M Kantarjian
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population is a difficult clinical problem. The AYA population, generally regarded as patients aged 15 to 39 years, currently draws a good deal of attention, particularly in the area of therapy selection. The current trend is to treat this group of patients with leukemia regimens based on pediatric protocols, and results comparing pediatric approaches versus adult approaches to treatment are maturing. Results are pending from a large US trial in which pediatric-based treatment is given to AYA patients with ALL...
March 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326824/osteopontin-its-potential-role-in-cancer-of-children-and-young-adults
#6
Gabrielle Karpinsky, Aleksandra Fatyga, Malgorzata Anna Krawczyk, Madeleine Chamera, Natalia Sande, Dagmara Szmyd, Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska, Ewa Bien
OBJECTIVE: Osteopontin (OPN) is aglyco-phosphoprotein, involved in tissue remodeling, inflammation and boneresorption. In various adult neoplasms OPN was shown to correlate with cancer progression, invasiveness and metastasis. AIM: to define the role of OPN in malignancies of children and young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a structured PubMed and Google Scholar literature analysis based on reports published in English between I'1995 and XII'2015...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321121/dnmt3a-regulates-t-cell-development-and-suppresses-t-all-transformation
#7
A C Kramer, A Kothari, W C Wilson, H Celik, J Nikitas, C Mallaney, E L Ostrander, E Eultgen, A Martens, M C Valentine, A L Young, T E Druley, M E Figueroa, B Zhang, G A Challen
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematopoietic neoplasm resulting from the malignant transformation of T-cell progenitors, and comprises approximately 15 and 25% of pediatric and adult ALL cases respectively. It is well-established that activating NOTCH1 mutations are the major genetic lesions driving T-ALL in most patients, but efforts to develop targeted therapies against this pathway have produced limited success in decreasing leukemic burden and come with significant clinical side effects...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315560/cytokine-release-syndrome-inpatient-care-for-side-effects-of-car-t-cell-therapy%C3%A2
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Laura Smith, Kimberly Venella
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia are more often being treated with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. As with any new therapy, the management of this patient population has a unique set of challenges. The side effects of this therapy can range from mild to severe, with cytokine release syndrome being the most common reason for hospitalization.
. OBJECTIVES: This article presents common side effects, treatments, and challenges of caring for hospitalized patients who have received CAR T-cell therapy...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315553/car-t-cell-therapy-pediatric-patients-with-relapsed-and-refractory-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia%C3%A2
#9
Colleen Callahan, Diane Baniewicz, Beth Ely
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy provides a promising treatment option for children and adolescents with refractory or relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. OBJECTIVES: This article presents a hospital's experience with providing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, followed by a detailed discussion of the trajectory of treatment provided for pediatric patients and their families.
. METHODS: Clinical experience in delivering care to pediatric patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy is described...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315402/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-of-patients-under-treatment-for-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#10
Ozgur Yalcinbayir, Birol Baytan, Oner Gelisken, Basak Can, Melike Sezgin Evim, Meral Yildiz, Adalet Meral Gunes
PURPOSE: To investigate the use of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) findings in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. METHODS: Children that were diagnosed with precursor B-cell ALL and classified as belonging to the medium-risk group for relapse were selected for this study. Individuals who were in continuous remission and on maintenance therapy were included in the study group. Cases that had central nervous system involvement were excluded...
March 14, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295914/development-of-a-gastric-carcinoid-tumor-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-early-t-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#11
Tsung-Yen Chang, Jin-Yao Lai, Chao-Jan Wang, Shih-Yen Chen, Tang-Her Jaing, Chuen Hsueh, Lee-Yung Shih, Shih-Hsiang Chen
Gastric carcinoid tumor is rarely diagnosed in children. We report a case of gastric carcinoid tumor that occurred after allogeneic HSCT. A 13-year-old girl with ETP acute lymphoblastic leukemia underwent allogeneic HSCT from a 7/8 HLA-matched unrelated donor. She presented with rashes, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, which were suggestive of GVHD, 7 months after HSCT. Immunosuppressive agents failed to resolve these symptoms well. After a series of evaluations, carcinoid syndrome caused by a gastric carcinoid tumor was diagnosed...
March 11, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287326/treatment-delay-and-the-risk-of-relapse-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#12
Amelia Yeoh, Anna Collins, Kahlia Fox, Sarah Shields, Petra Ritchie, Maria Kirby, Tamas Revesz
Delays or interruptions in chemotherapy due to toxicity such as neutropenia or severe infections are common in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Based on the reports of worse outcomes in children with poorer compliance with therapy, there has been concern that toxicity-induced therapy interruptions could also compromise treatment outcome. In a retrospective study of treatment delays in our hospital between 2003 and 2013, the case notes of 141 patients were reviewed. The cumulative lengths of delays during the whole length of chemotherapy, during the intensive phase of treatment, and during maintenance treatment were analyzed...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284021/mitochondrial-dna-in-pediatric-leukemia-patients
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Agata Kodroń, Magda Ghanim, Katarzyna K Krawczyk, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Katarzyna Tońska, Urszula Demkow, Ewa Bartnik
Numerous studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in cancer have shown differences between mtDNA sequences in tumor and normal tissue and at various stages of cancer treatment in the same patient. However, there is little data on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of leukemia in children. In this study we compared mitochondrial sequence variation in the D-loop region and in 5 genes of mtDNA in bone marrow samples of 6 pediatric patients with ALL at various stages of therapy. We found several common polymorphisms and one variant at position 3688 whose level varied during leukemia treatment...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278270/methylation-level-of-cpg-islands-in-ggh-gene-promoter-in-pediatric-acute-leukemia
#14
Yue Li, Sixi Liu, Huihui Wang, Huirong Mai, Xiuli Yuan, Changgang Li, Xiaowen Chen, Feiqiu Wen
BACKGROUND: γ-Glutamyl hydrolase (GGH) regulates intracellular folates and antifolates such as methotrexate (MTX) for proper nucleotide biosynthesis and antifolate-induced cytotoxicity, respectively. In addition to genetic polymorphism and karyotypic abnormalities, methylation of CpG island 1 (CpG1) in the promoter region is found to modulate GGH activity by reducing GGH mRNA expression in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. We aim to investigate methylation status of two CpG islands (CpG1 and CpG2) in the GGH promoter region in pediatric patients with ALL and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270453/activation-of-the-lmo2-oncogene-through-a-somatically-acquired-neomorphic-promoter-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Sunniyat Rahman, Michael Magnussen, Theresa E León, Nadine Farah, Zhaodong Li, Brian J Abraham, Krisztina Z Alapi, Rachel J Mitchell, Tom Naughton, Adele K Fielding, Arnold Pizzey, Sophia Bustraan, Christopher Allen, Teodora Popa, Karin Pike-Overzet, Laura Garcia-Perez, Rosemary E Gale, David C Linch, Frank J T Staal, Richard A Young, A Thomas Look, Marc R Mansour
Somatic mutations within non-coding genomic regions that aberrantly activate oncogenes have remained poorly characterized. Here we describe recurrent activating intronic mutations of LMO2, a prominent oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Heterozygous mutations were identified in PF-382 and DU.528 T-ALL cell lines, in addition to 3.7% (6/160) of pediatric and 5.5% (9/163) of adult T-ALL patient samples. The majority of indels harbour putative de novo MYB, ETS1 or RUNX1 consensus binding sites...
March 7, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262192/evaluation-of-structural-factors-potentially-implicated-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-report-of-the-migiccl
#16
Dulce María López-Sánchez, Alfonso Méndez-Tenorio, Jorge Alberto Roacho-Pérez, Angélica Rangel-López
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in the pediatric population; ∼80% of the cases show some translocation. Translocations that result in ALL are due to chromosome breaks. However, the exact mechanisms that cause these breaks have not been well studied. A detailed search of the breakpoints associated with ALL reported in the NCBI database shows that some are concentrated in limited regions of the chromosome, whereas others are scattered throughout...
October 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259867/review-of-pharmacogenetics-studies-of-l-asparaginase-hypersensitivity-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-points-to-variants-in-the-gria1-gene
#17
Maria Lopez-Santillan, Leire Iparraguirre, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Angela Gutierrez-Camino, Africa Garcia-Orad
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a major pediatric cancer in developed countries. Although treatment outcome has improved owing to advances in chemotherapy, there is still a group of patients who experience severe adverse events. L-Asparaginase is an effective antineoplastic agent used in chemotherapy of ALL. Despite its indisputable indication, hypersensitivity reactions are common. In those cases, discontinuation of treatment is usually needed and anti-asparaginase antibody production may also attenuate asparaginase activity, compromising its antileukemic effect...
March 1, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250007/population-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-erwinia-asparaginase-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#18
Sebastiaan D T Sassen, Ron A A Mathôt, Rob Pieters, Robin Q H Kloos, Valérie de Haas, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Cor van den Bos, Wim J E Tissing, Maroeska Te Loo, Marc B Bierings, Wouter J W Kollen, Christian M Zwaan, Inge M van der Sluis
Erwinia asparaginase is an important component in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A large variability in serum concentrations has been observed after intravenous Erwinia asparaginase. Currently, Dutch Childhood Oncology Group protocols dose alterations are based on trough concentrations to ensure adequate asparaginase activity (≥100 IU/L). The aim of this study was to describe the population pharmacokinetics of intravenous Erwinia asparaginase to quantify and gather insight into inter-individual and inter-occasion variability...
March 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245377/-prognostic-significance-of-joint-detection-of-mir-210-and-minimal-residual-disease-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Yan-Yan Mei, Zhi-Gang Li, Yi Zhang, Wei-Ling Zhang, Pin-Wei Zhang, Nan Wang, Dong-Sheng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression of microRNA-210(miR-210) in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL), and to evaluate the role of the joint detection of miR-210 and MRD in the prognosis and clinical treatment of pediatric ALL. METHODS: Eighty-eight children diagnosed with ALL were included in the study. miR-210 was quantitatively detected by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction(RQ-PCR) in 88 ALL patients. The average Ct value of samples obtained from 5 pediatric ALL patients with long-term complete continuous remission (CCR>5 years) was used as a calibrator...
February 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245323/temporal-trends-in-treatment-and-subsequent-neoplasm-risk-among-5-year-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-1970-2015
#20
Lucie M Turcotte, Qi Liu, Yutaka Yasui, Michael A Arnold, Sue Hammond, Rebecca M Howell, Susan A Smith, Rita E Weathers, Tara O Henderson, Todd M Gibson, Wendy Leisenring, Gregory T Armstrong, Leslie L Robison, Joseph P Neglia
Importance: Cancer treatments are associated with subsequent neoplasms in survivors of childhood cancer. It is unknown whether temporal changes in therapy are associated with changes in subsequent neoplasm risk. Objective: To quantify the association between temporal changes in treatment dosing and subsequent neoplasm risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective, multicenter cohort study of 5-year cancer survivors diagnosed before age 21 years from pediatric tertiary hospitals in the United States and Canada between 1970-1999, with follow-up through December 2015...
February 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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