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Abstract Primary cutaneous CD30-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) are the second most common subgroup of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. They include two clinically different entities with some overlapping features and borderline cases, lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) and primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL). Molecular studies of pcALCL reveal an increasing level of heterogeneity that is associated with histological and immunophenotypic features of the cases and their response to specific therapies. Here, we review the most significant genetic, epigenetic and molecular alterations ...
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
Here we report on the treatment of a 38-year-old woman with primary cutaneous γδT-cell lymphoma, which is a rare subset of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. She presented with multiple subtle subcutaneous nodules, which were not clearly observed on computed tomography scans or after biopsy. However, 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) accurately detected small cutaneous lesions. She achieved a second complete remission, as demonstrated by 18F-FDG-PET performed after pralatrexate infusion.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
The objective of this research was to develop and validate the first QoL instrument for MF/SS-CTCL using a patient-centered approach. Methods: A conceptual framework for the MF/SS-CTCL QoL was developed through a literature review and interviews with key opinion leaders. Concept elicitation with patients was utilized to refine the conceptual model and generate preliminary items. The items were then revised based on qualitative and quantitative feedback obtained through cognitive debriefing surveys and interviews with patients. Next, participants (N=126) completed the preliminary MF/SS-CTCL QoL and a comparator measure of h...
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe reason for the association between high serum copper and adverse prognosis is unknown. We hypothesize that IL-6 is secreted primarily by non-neoplastic cells at MF skin sites, leading to release of copper by the liver. Local production of IL-6 at lesion sites conceivably might also promote neoplastic cell progression via stimulation of the STAT3 pathway. Further studies on the relationship between activated tumor-associated macrophages, serum copper, IL-6 or C-reactive protein and prognosis might be informative.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
An above normal serum copper level in a subset of patients with early mycosis fungoides lymphoma correlated with a worse prognosis compared to patients with normal copper levels. The reason for this association is unknown. We hypothesize that inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 secreted by inflammatory cells in skin lesions may play a role in disease progression.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Arellano J, Salinas MP, Araya MI PMID: 30591280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Jonathan I. SilverbergOne in 4 adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) report adult-onset disease. Adult-onset AD appears to be associated with a different disease phenotype compared with childhood-onset AD. A broad differential diagnosis must be considered in a patient presenting with an adult-onset eczematous eruption, including allergic contact dermatitis, mycosis fungoides/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, psoriasis, scabies, and so forth. This review will specifically address the diagnosis, workup, and ma...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to characterize CMZL/CFCL in AA patients. Methods: A retrospective chart review identified 10 AA patients with CMZL/CFCL. We compared demographics, clinical features, and systemic disease incidence between AA and white patients. Results: Of 288 patients with CMZL/CFCL, 10 patients were AA (3.5%), and 266 were white. AA patients trended toward diagnosis at a younger age compared to white individuals (median age of 41 vs 54 years; P=0.07). AAs presented with more regional and generalized cutaneous disease (T2-T3 in 70%), while most white patients presented with a solitary lesion (T1 in 55%). Head and ...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
fsbol Triple-negative breast cancer comprises approximately 15–20% of all breast cancers diagnosed and is nearly twice as common in black women than white women in the United States. We evaluated the effects of two epigenetic-modifying compounds on markers of growth potential in several triple-negative breast cancer cell lines. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor currently used in the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma, was administered to triple-negative breast cancer cells alone or in combination with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a DNA methyltransferase (...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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