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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819280/results-of-nopho-all2008-treatment-for-patients-1-45-years-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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N Toft, H Birgens, J Abrahamsson, L Griškevičius, H Hallböök, M Heyman, T W Klausen, Ó G Jónsson, K Palk, K Pruunsild, P Quist-Paulsen, G Vaitkeviciene, K Vettenranta, A Åsberg, T L Frandsen, H V Marquart, H O Madsen, U Norén-Nyström, K Schmiegelow
Adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) do worse than children. From 7/2008 to 12/2014, Nordic and Baltic centers treated 1509 consecutive patients 1-45 years with Philadelphia chromosome-negative ALL according to the NOPHO ALL2008 without cranial irradiation. 1022 patients were 1-9 years (A), 266 were 10-17 years (B), and 221 were 18-45 years (C). Sixteen patients (three adults) died during induction. All others achieved remission after induction or 1-3 intensive blocks. Subsequently, 45 patients (12 adults) died, 122 patients relapsed (32 adults) with a median time to relapse of 1...
August 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818172/clinical-profile-and-short-term-outcome-of-pediatric-hyperleukocytic-acute-leukemia-from-a-developing-country
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Syed Ali Shazif Baqari, Anwarul Haque, Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf, Muhammad Matloob Alam, Zehra Fadoo
This study was conducted to determine the frequency, clinical profile, and short-term outcome of children with hyperleukocytosis at two pediatric oncology centers in Karachi. Of a total 1,045 patients, 13.97% (n=146) patients had hyperleukocytosis. Majority (61.7%, n=90) were under 10 years of age and 76% (n=146) were male. The symptom duration before diagnosis was more than 30 days in 49.3% (n=72). The median WBC count was 181 x109/L(IQR=130.45298.3) and extreme hyperleukocytosis (>200 x109/L) was observed in 44...
July 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816795/voriconazole-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-children-with-malignancies-a-nationwide-study
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Zoi Dorothea Pana, Maria Kourti, Katerina Vikelouda, Antonia Vlahou, Nikolaos Katzilakis, Maria Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Doganis, Loizos Petrikkos, Anna Paisiou, Dimitrios Koliouskas, Antonios Kattamis, Eftichia Stiakaki, Maria Chatzistilianou, Helen Vasilatou-Kosmidis, Sophia Polychronopoulou, Stelios Grafakos, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) is recommended in at-risk hematology-oncology patients. We evaluated the safety of AFP with voriconazole (VRC) in pediatric hematology/oncology patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of VRC AFP in children with malignancies hospitalized in all 7 Greek pediatric hematology/oncology centers during 2008 to 2012 was conducted. Patients' demographics, outcome, and adverse event (AE) data were recorded. RESULTS: Four hundred twenty-nine VRC AFP courses in 249 patients (median age 6 y, 55% boys) were studied...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811744/cytogenetic-profile-and-flt3-gene-mutations-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Nawaf Alkhayat, Yasser Elborai, Omer Al Sharif, Mohammad Al Shahrani, Omar Alsuhaibani, Mohammed Awad, Hatem Elghezal, Inesse Ben-Abdallah Bouhajar, Mona Alfaraj, Eman Al Mussaed, Fahad Alabbas, Ghaleb Elyamany
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is characterized by recurrent genetic aberrations. The identification of those abnormalities is clinically important because they are considered significant risk-stratifying markers. AIMS: There are insufficient data of cytogenetic profiles in Saudi Arabian patients with childhood ALL leukemia. We have examined a cohort of 110 cases of ALL to determine the cytogenetic profiles and prevalence of FLT3 mutations and analysis of the more frequently observed abnormalities and its correlations to other biologic factors and patient outcomes and to compare our results with previously published results...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810325/-heterogeneity-and-clonal-evolution-in-pediatric-etv6-runx1-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-quantitative-multigene-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
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L Zhang, L P Hu, X M Liu, Y Guo, W Y Yang, J Y Zhang, F Liu, T F Liu, S C Wang, X J Chen, M Ruan, B Q Qi, L X Chang, Y M Chen, Y Zou, X F Zhu
Objective: To evaluate heterogeneity and clonal evolution in pediatric ETV6-RUNX1(+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in China. Methods: Totally 48 children (<14 years) with newly diagnosed ETV6-RUNX1(+) ALL in Institute of Hematology and Blood Disease Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, from February 2006 to June 2011 were included. The copy number variations were analyzed by quantitative multigene fluorescence in situ hybridization (QM-FISH) in 48 patients. Non-normal distribution of measurement data were shown with Median (range) , count data were shown with percent (%) ...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809761/the-t-12-21-p13-q22-in-pediatric-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-an-update
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Maximilian Becker, Kristie Liu, Carlos A Tirado
Pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is the most common hematological malignancy in children, and the t(12;21)(p13;q22) occurs in approximately 25% of these cases, making it is the most prevalent chromosomal abnormality. The t(12;21) which disrupts hematopoietic differentiation and proliferation, and can be present as a sole abnormality or within the context of a complex karyotype characterized by three or more chromosomal abnormalities. The prognosis of t(12;21) within a complex karyotype is extensively debated...
2017: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806978/transcriptome-sequencing-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-identifies-fusion-genes-associated-with-distinct-dna-methylation-profiles
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Yanara Marincevic-Zuniga, Johan Dahlberg, Sara Nilsson, Amanda Raine, Sara Nystedt, Carl Mårten Lindqvist, Eva C Berglund, Jonas Abrahamsson, Lucia Cavelier, Erik Forestier, Mats Heyman, Gudmar Lönnerholm, Jessica Nordlund, Ann-Christine Syvänen
BACKGROUND: Structural chromosomal rearrangements that lead to expressed fusion genes are a hallmark of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In this study, we performed transcriptome sequencing of 134 primary ALL patient samples to comprehensively detect fusion transcripts. METHODS: We combined fusion gene detection with genome-wide DNA methylation analysis, gene expression profiling, and targeted sequencing to determine molecular signatures of emerging ALL subtypes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802664/cytokines-and-soluble-hla-g-levels-in-bone-marrow-stroma-and-their-association-with-the-survival-rate-of-patients-exhibiting-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Renata Dos Santos Almeida, Alessandra Maria de Luna Ramos, Carlos Feitosa Luna, Francisco Pedrosa, Eduardo Antônio Donadi, Norma Lucena-Silva
Leukemic cells can induce defective expression of soluble factors and change marrow cytokine profile, leading to aberrant cell signaling, cell fixation and cell proliferation in bone marrow. T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive disorder which accounts for 15% of pediatric ALL. To evaluate the contribution of immunological factors on T-ALL survival, we measured Th1, Th2, Th17 cytokines and soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) levels in bone marrow from 32 Brazilian children at diagnosis (D0), after induction (D19) and after consolidation (D49) of the chemotherapy phase...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792686/viral-surveillance-using-pcr-during-treatment-of-aml-and-all
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Stephanie B Dixon, Adam Lane, Maureen M O'Brien, Karen C Burns, Jennifer L Mangino, Erin H Breese, Michael J Absalon, John P Perentesis, Christine L Phillips
BACKGROUND: While viral surveillance of cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and adenovirus using PCR is routine in patients undergoing hematopoetic stem cell transplant and solid organ transplant, the utility in the nontransplant pediatric leukemia population is unknown. Our institution screens patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for viral DNAemia by PCR as part of clinical care. PROCEDURE: This retrospective chart review included patients treated for newly diagnosed or relapsed AML or ALL between April 2010 and September 2014...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792162/immunological-subtypes-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-beyond-morphology-experience-from-kidwai-state-cancer-institute-bengaluru-india
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Namrata N Rajkumar, Raghavendra H Vijay
INTRODUCTION: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is disease of lymphoid precursors and is the most common cancer. Diagnosis of ALL is made by evaluating morphology and flowcytometric Immunophenotyping (FCI)and is an important adjunct in diagnosis and determining treatment in ALL, with availability of extensive monoclonal antibodies in the recent years there is tremendous progress in the field of FCI, and is a requirement by World Health Organisation for the classification of acute lymphoblastic Leukemia...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791218/cytomegalovirus-induced-hemophagocytic-lymphocytic-histiocytosis-in-two-pediatric-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Benjamin Waddell, Chris Belcher, Emily Willey
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare inflammatory condition with tissue destruction due to abnormal immune activation. We present a series of 2 cases of cytomegalovirus-induced HLH in children during maintenance chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These cases emphasize the importance of considering secondary HLH in this high-risk subset of pediatric patients.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790849/immunotargeting-relapsed-or-refractory-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-role-of-blinatumomab
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REVIEW
Manon Queudeville, Rupert Handgretinger, Martin Ebinger
Patients with refractory or relapsed (R/R) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a dismal prognosis of around 5% long-term survival when treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy and allogenic stem cell transplantation. T-cell immunobased strategies open up new therapeutic perspectives. Blinatumomab is the first of a new class of antibody constructs that was labeled bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE): it consists of two single chain variable fragment connected with a flexible linker, one side binding CD3, the other CD19...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777460/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-inhibition-potentiates-glucocorticoid-response-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Cecilia Evangelisti, Alessandra Cappellini, Mariana Oliveira, Rita Fragoso, João T Barata, Alice Bertaina, Franco Locatelli, Carolina Simioni, Luca M Neri, Francesca Chiarini, Annalisa Lonetti, Francesca Buontempo, Ester Orsini, Andrea Pession, Lucia Manzoli, Alberto Maria Martelli, Camilla Evangelisti
Despite remarkable progress in polychemotherapy protocols, pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) remains fatal in around 20% of cases. Hence, novel targeted therapies are needed for patients with poor prognosis. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are drugs commonly administrated for B-ALL treatment. Activation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin signaling pathway is frequently observed in B-ALL and contributes to GC-resistance. Here, we analyzed for the first time to our knowledge, the therapeutic potential of pan and isoform-selective PI3K p110 inhibitors, alone or combined with dexamethasone (DEX), in B-ALL leukemia cell lines and patient samples...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776425/treatment-of-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-inotuzumab-ozogamicin
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Shilpa Paul, Caitlin R Rausch, Hagop Kantarjian, Elias J Jabbour
Treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has largely relied on cytotoxic chemotherapy agents borrowed from successful treatment regimens of pediatric ALL. However, the high cure rates seen in pediatric ALL have not been replicated in adults. In recent years, the development of monoclonal antibodies targeting cell surface antigens, such as CD19 and CD20, have significantly improved outcomes when used alone or in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy. With these novel agents come challenges in managing adverse events, understanding mechanisms of resistance and determining their optimal place in therapy alongside conventional chemotherapy and allogeneic stem cell transplant...
August 4, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771784/a-qualitative-study-of-decision-making-on-phase-iii-randomized-clinical-trial-participation-in-pediatric-oncology-adolescents-and-parents-perspectives-and-preferences
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Marianne Vie Ingersgaard, Morten Tulstrup, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Hanne Baekgaard Larsen
AIM: To explore parents' and adolescents' motives for accepting/declining participation in the ALL2008 trials and adolescents' involvement in the decision-making process. BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on the Nordic Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology ALL2008 protocol were eligible for two randomizations testing 6-mercaptopurine treatment intensifications to improve efficacy and Asparaginase de-escalation to reduce toxicity...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766887/a-cost-analysis-of-individualized-asparaginase-treatment-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Robin Q H Kloos, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, Raphaële R L van Litsenburg, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Rob Pieters, Inge M van der Sluis
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of asparaginase is necessary to respond to variability in asparaginase activity levels, detect silent inactivation, and distinguish between real allergies and allergic-like reactions with and without asparaginase neutralization, respectively. In this study, the costs of an individualized and fixed asparaginase dosing schedule were compared. PROCEDURE: Patients, treated according to the Dutch Childhood Oncology Group ALL-11 protocol (individualized PEGasparaginase treatment, starting dose: 1,500 IU/m(2) ) or ALL-10 protocol (native Escherichia coli asparaginase followed by 2,500 IU/m(2) PEGasparaginase), were included...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761277/bilateral-parotidomegaly-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Latha Magatha Sneha, Kaarthikeyani Sankaravadivelu Subbiah, Julius Xavier Scott, Aruna Rajendiran
The more common causes of parotid enlargement in children are infections and inflammatory conditions. Primary neoplasms of the parotid glands are rare in pediatric age group; however, secondary malignancies have been reported in survivors of childhood leukemia. The parotid glands have been the sites of relapses in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia. However, bilateral parotid involvement as an initial presentation of ALL is rarely reported. We present a case of an 8-year-old boy who presented with bilateral parotid enlargement as an initial manifestation of ALL...
January 2017: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760298/minimal-residual-disease-assessment-and-risk-based-therapy-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Renato Bassan, Tamara Intermesoli, Annamaria Scattolin, Piera Viero, Elena Maino, Rosaria Sancetta, Francesca Carobolante, Francesca Gianni, Paola Stefanoni, Manuela Tosi, Orietta Spinelli, Alessandro Rambaldi
The study of minimal residual disease (MRD) in adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) allows a greater refinement of the individual risk classification and is the best support for risk-specific therapy with or without allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Using case-specific sensitive molecular probes or multiparametric flow cytometry on marrow samples obtained from the end of induction until midconsolidation, MRD assays can detect up to 1 leukemic cell of 10,000 total mononuclear cells (sensitivity, 0...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748759/targeting-kinase-activating-genetic-lesions-to-improve-therapy-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Franca Raffaella, Natasa Karas Kuzelicki, Claudio Sorio, Eleonora Toffoletti, Oksana Montecchini, Alice Poropat, Marco Rabusin, Debora Curci, Dino Paladin, Gabriele Stocco, Giuliana Decorti
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common hematologic malignancy in children, characterized by an abnormal proliferation of immature lymphoid cells. Thanks to risk-adapted combination chemotherapy treatments currently used, survival at 5 years has reached 90%. ALL is a heterogeneous disease from a genetic point of view: patients' lymphoblasts may harbor in fact several chromosomal alterations, some of which have prognostic and therapeutic value. Of particular importance is the translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748605/management-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-a-north-american-survey-of-pediatric-hematology-oncology-and-pediatric-infectious-disease-physicians
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Rochelle R Maxwell, Dana Egan-Sherry, Jonathan B Gill, Michael E Roth
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) is traditionally managed with hospital admission for parenteral antibiotics until neutropenia resolves. Recent studies have explored risk stratification and the safety of managing "low-risk" patients as outpatients. Few studies have directly assessed pediatric provider preferences for managing FN. PROCEDURE: We conducted a survey of practicing US and Canadian pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) and pediatric infectious disease (PID) physicians to assess their FN management preferences using case scenarios with varying risk profiles...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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