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Xin-Xin Cao, Qi Meng, Yue-Ying Mao, Wei Su, Jun-Feng Zhen, Kai-Ni Shen, Chun-Lan Zhang, Xu-Fei Huang, Ming-Hui Duan, Wei Zhang, Tie-Nan Zhu, Hua-Cong Cai, Miao Chen, Dao-Bin Zhou, Jian Li
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively evaluated the clinical features, serum levels of IgM, and prevalence of IgM related diseases in patients with serum immunofixation electrophoresis (sIFE) confirmed IgM monoclonal gammopathy at our center. METHODS: We included patients with sIFE confirmed IgM monoclonal gammopathy between January 2008 and December 2014 in this retrospective study. We evaluated clinical data, sIFE, serum IgM levels, and diagnosis. RESULTS: In total, 7107 patients had sIFE confirmed monoclonal gammopathy, with 377 (5...
July 2016: Leukemia Research
Thomas M Moehler, Maximilian Merz, Lenka Kellermann, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Wolfgang Knauf
A survey was conducted to investigate the standard of care for multiple myeloma in Germany, in order to clarify the status of implementation of international and national treatment guidelines. In addition, the changes in disease management over time were investigated by comparison with surveys conducted in 2008 and 2009. The survey captured a representative sample of 478 myeloma patients with a mean age of 67.9 years across various stages of the disease. Diagnostic approaches, prognostic aspects and treatment decisions were evaluated based on a survey conducted in 2011 in 58 representative centres in Germany, including university and non-university hospitals and office-based haematologists...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
Barbara Eichhorst, Anna-Maria Fink, Jasmin Bahlo, Raymonde Busch, Gabor Kovacs, Christian Maurer, Elisabeth Lange, Hubert Köppler, Michael Kiehl, Martin Sökler, Rudolf Schlag, Ursula Vehling-Kaiser, Georg Köchling, Christoph Plöger, Michael Gregor, Torben Plesner, Marek Trneny, Kirsten Fischer, Harmut Döhner, Michael Kneba, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Wolfram Klapper, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Sebastian Böttcher, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: Chemoimmunotherapy with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab is the standard therapy for physically fit patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. This international phase 3 study compared the efficacy and tolerance of the standard therapy with a potentially less toxic combination consisting of bendamustine and rituximab. METHODS: Treatment-naive fit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (aged 33-81 years) without del(17p) were enrolled after undergoing a central screening process...
July 2016: Lancet Oncology
Morie A Gertz
: Disease Overview: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma with immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal protein. Clinical features include anemia, thrombocytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and rarely hyperviscosity. DIAGNOSIS: Presence of IgM monoclonal protein associated with ≥10% clonal lymphoplasmacytic cells in bone marrow confirms the diagnosis. The L265P mutation in MYD88 is detectable in more than 90% of patients. Risk Stratification: Age, hemoglobin level, platelet count, β2 microglobulin, and monoclonal IgM concentrations are characteristics required for prognosis...
February 2017: American Journal of Hematology
S Vincent Rajkumar
Multiple myeloma accounts for approximately 10% of hematologic malignancies.The diagnosis requires ≥10% clonal bone marrow plasma cells or a biopsy proven plasmacytoma plus evidence of one or more multiple myeloma defining events (MDE): CRAB (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, or lytic bone lesions) features felt related to the plasma cell disorder, bone marrow clonal plasmacytosis ≥60%, serum involved/uninvolved free light chain (FLC) ratio ≥100 (provided involved FLC is ≥100 mg/L), or >1 focal lesion on magnetic resonance imaging...
July 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Jeremy T Larsen, Shaji Kumar
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal plasma cell disorder defined by bone marrow infiltration and osteolytic bone lesions and is the second most common hematologic malignancy after non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The landscape of MM treatment was transformed at the dawn of the twenty-first century by the introduction of novel agents including proteasome inhibitors (bortezomib) and immunomodulatory drugs (thalidomide, lenalidomide), which have prolonged the survival of MM patients. The recently revised International Myeloma Working Group diagnostic criteria for MM added validated biomarkers (clonal bone marrow plasma cell ≥60%, involved:uninvolved serum free light chain ratio ≥100, or >1 focal lesion on magnetic resonance imaging) to identify near inevitable progression to symptomatic MM requiring therapy...
2015: Rare Cancers and Therapy
Don Robinson, Dixie-Lee Esseltine, Antoine Regnault, Juliette Meunier, Kevin Liu, Helgi van de Velde
This descriptive, cross-sectional analysis evaluated the impact of baseline characteristics on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) at different stages of multiple myeloma (MM). The bortezomib clinical-trial programme evaluated HR-QoL early and consistently, producing a large multi-study dataset. Baseline data, captured using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality-of-life questionnaire (QLQ-C30), were pooled from six bortezomib randomized trials conducted in different disease-stage categories: 'New' (previously untreated; n = 753), 'Early' (1-3 prior therapies; n = 1569) and 'Late' (≥4 prior therapies; n = 239) disease...
August 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Clare Samuelson, Laurence O'Toole, Elaine Boland, Diana Greenfield, Yousef Ezaydi, Sam H Ahmedzai, John A Snowden
OBJECTIVES: Modern management of myeloma has significantly improved survival, with increasing numbers of patients living beyond a decade. However, little is known about the long-term cardiovascular and respiratory status of intensively treated and multiply relapsed survivors. METHODS: We performed detailed cardiovascular and respiratory evaluations in patients with intensively treated, advanced but stable myeloma. All patients had received at least two lines of treatment, including at least one haematopoietic stem cell transplantation procedure, but had stable, controlled disease and were off active treatment at the time of evaluation...
June 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Pellegrino Musto
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June 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
David Oscier, Monica Else, Estella Matutes, Ricardo Morilla, Jonathan C Strefford, Daniel Catovsky
Historically, an increase in the percentage and number of circulating prolymphocytes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has been associated with strong expression of surface immunoglobulin, trisomy 12 and a poor outcome. This study re-examines the biological and clinical significance of increased peripheral blood prolymphocytes in 508 patients at entry into the randomized UK Leukaemia Research Fund CLL4 trial. It also investigates the associations between increased prolymphocytes and a comprehensive array of biomarkers...
September 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Sally F Barrington, N George Mikhaeel
Positron emission tomography (PET)-CT was recommended in updated international guidelines for staging/restaging of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL). In FL, PET was previously regarded as a research application only. This review concentrates on new publications related to PET in these diseases. In DLBCL, PET appears appropriate for staging using prognostic indices established with CT and baseline PET parameters, e.g. metabolic tumour volume, are prognostic of outcome. Early complete metabolic response (CMR) predicts end-of-treatment CMR with excellent prognosis...
June 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Stephen M Ansell
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is an uncommon B-cell lymphoid malignancy affecting 9,050 new patients annually and representing approximately 11.2% of all lymphomas in the United States. DIAGNOSIS: HL is composed of two distinct disease entities; the more commonly diagnosed classical HL and the rare nodular lymphocyte predominant HL. Nodular sclerosis, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte depletion, and lymphocyte-rich HL are subgroups under the designation of classical HL...
June 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Eli Muchtar, Morie A Gertz, Hila Magen
Carfilzomib, a second-generation proteasome inhibitor, has been increasingly used in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) since its approval by the American food and drug administration (FDA) in the summer of 2012. The drug is active as a single agent and in combination with other antimyeloma agents. As a result of its efficacy and safety in the relapsed/refractory setting, carfilzomib is being evaluated in patients with newly diagnosed MM as well as in high-risk smoldering MM. This review will give a comprehensive summary of the drug, including its mechanism of action, the evaluated doses and schedules as well as a summary of the main clinical trials in the relapsed/refractory and newly diagnosed settings...
June 2016: European Journal of Haematology
S Vincent Rajkumar
There have been major advances in the diagnosis, staging, risk-stratification, and management of multiple myeloma (MM). In addition to established CRAB (hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and lytic bone lesions) features, new diagnostic criteria include three new biomarkers to diagnose the disease: bone marrow clonal plasmacytosis ≥60%, serum involved/uninvolved free light chain ratio ≥100, and >1 focal lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. MM can be classified into several subtypes based on baseline cytogenetics, and prognosis varies according to underlying cytogenetic abnormalities...
January 2016: American Journal of Hematology
S Vincent Rajkumar, Shaji Kumar
The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma has changed dramatically in the past decade. The disease definition has been updated to include highly specific biomarkers in addition to established markers of end-organ damage. The staging system has been revised to combine both measures of tumor burden and disease biology. Advances in therapy have resulted in a marked improvement in overall survival. New drugs introduced in the past few years include carfilzomib, pomalidomide, panobinostat, ixazomib, elotuzumab, and daratumumab...
January 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Omar Al Ustwani, Neha Gupta, Hatoon Bakhribah, Elizabeth Griffiths, Eunice Wang, Meir Wetzler
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a clonal disease characterized by B or T lineage. Here we cover the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology and therapy for ALL. Additionally, we will discuss the evidence for minimal residual disease assessment, novel molecular targets and newly developed targeted therapies. The separation of ALL into Philadelphia chromosome positive and recently into Philadelphia-like disease represents the most exciting developments in this disease. Finally, the advent of new immunotherapeutic approaches led us to predict that in few years, ALL therapy might be based heavily on non-chemotherapeutic approaches...
March 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
James R Cerhan, Susan L Slager
Our understanding of familial predisposition to lymphoma (collectively defined as non-Hodgkin lymphoma [NHL], Hodgkin lymphoma [HL], and chronic lymphocytic leukemia [CLL]) outside of rare hereditary syndromes has progressed rapidly during the last decade. First-degree relatives of NHL, HL, and CLL patients have an ∼1.7-fold, 3.1-fold, and 8.5-fold elevated risk of developing NHL, HL, and CLL, respectively. These familial risks are elevated for multiple lymphoma subtypes and do not appear to be confounded by nongenetic risk factors, suggesting at least some shared genetic etiology across the lymphoma subtypes...
November 12, 2015: Blood
Stephen M Ansell
Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare B-cell malignant neoplasm affecting approximately 9000 new patients annually. This disease represents approximately 11% of all lymphomas seen in the United States and comprises 2 discrete disease entities--classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Within the subcategorization of classical Hodgkin lymphoma are defined subgroups: nodular sclerosis, mixed cellularity, lymphocyte depletion, and lymphocyte-rich Hodgkin lymphoma. Staging of this disease is essential for the choice of optimal therapy...
November 2015: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Efstathios Kastritis, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis, Maria Roussou, Evdoxia Hadjiharissi, Argyris Symeonidis, Panagiotis Repoussis, Evridiki Michalis, Sosana Delimpasi, Konstantinos Tsatalas, Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Amalia Vassou, Elina Vervessou, Eirini Katodritou, Dimitra Gika, Evangelos Terpos, Meletios A Dimopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 10, 2015: Blood
Hiroo Katsuya, Kenji Ishitsuka, Atae Utsunomiya, Shuichi Hanada, Tetsuya Eto, Yukiyoshi Moriuchi, Yoshio Saburi, Masaharu Miyahara, Eisaburo Sueoka, Naokuni Uike, Shinichiro Yoshida, Kiyoshi Yamashita, Kunihiro Tsukasaki, Hitoshi Suzushima, Yuju Ohno, Hitoshi Matsuoka, Tatsuro Jo, Masahiro Amano, Ryosuke Hino, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Kazuhiro Kawai, Junji Suzumiya, Kazuo Tamura
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a malignancy of mature T lymphocytes caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type I. Intensive combination chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation have been introduced since the previous Japanese nationwide survey was performed in the late 1980s. In this study, we delineated the current features and management of ATL in Japan. The clinical data were collected retrospectively from the medical records of patients diagnosed with ATL between 2000 and 2009, and a total of 1665 patients' records were submitted to the central office from 84 institutions in Japan...
December 10, 2015: Blood
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