Vorinostat plus tacrolimus/methotrexate to prevent GVHD after myeloablative conditioning, unrelated donor HCT

The oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor (vorinostat) is safe and results in low incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after reduced-intensity conditioning, related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, its safety and efficacy in preventing acute GVHD in settings of heightened clinical risk that use myeloablative conditioning, unrelated donor (URD), and methotrexate are not known. We conducted a prospective, phase 2 study in this higher-risk setting. We enrolled 37 patients to provide 80% power to detect a significant difference in grade 2 to 4 acute GVHD of 50% compared with a reduction in target to 28%. Eligibility included adults with a hematological malignancy to receive myeloablative HCT from an available 8/8-HLA matched URD. Patients received GVHD prophylaxis with tacrolimus and methotrexate. Vorinostat (100 mg twice daily) was started on day –10 and continued through day +100 post-HCT. Median age was 56 years (range, 18-69 years), and 95% had acute myelogenous leukemia or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Vorinostat was safe and tolerable. The cumulative incidence of grade 2 to 4 acute GVHD at day 100 was 22%, and for grade 3 to 4 it was 8%. The cumulative incidence of chronic GVHD was 29%; relapse, nonrelapse mortality, GVHD-free relapse-free survival, and overall survival at 1 year were 19%, 16%, 47%, and 76%, respectively. Correlative analyses showed enhanced histone (H3) acetylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
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z M, Alousi A, Couriel D, Pidala J, Arora M, Cutler C Abstract Upper gastrointestinal acute graft-versus-host disease is reported in approximately 30% of hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients developing acute graft-versus-host disease. Currently classified as Grade II in Consensus criteria, upper gastrointestinal acute graft-versus-host disease is often treated with systemic immunosuppression. We reviewed the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research database to assess prognostic implications of upper gastrointestinal acute graft-versus-host disease in isolation or with other acute graf...
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Remission;   Acute Myeloid Leukemia Arising From Previous Myelodysplastic Syndrome;   Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission;   Blasts 5 Percent or Less of Bone Marrow Nucleated Cells;   Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia;   Chronic Phase Chronic Myelogen ous Leukemia, BCR-ABL1 Positive;   Donor;   Minimal Residual Disease;   Myelodysplastic Syndrome;   Myelofibrosis;   Myeloproliferative Neoplasm;   Recurrent Acute Myeloid Leukemia;   ...
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We recently conducted a randomized double-blind study in which we demonstrated that moderate/severe chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) but not cGVHD-free survival was reduced in patients receiving anti-T lymphocyte globulin (ATLG) versus placebo. In a companion study we performed immunophenotypic analysis to determine the impact of ATLG on immune reconstitution (IR) and to correlate IR with clinical outcomes. The randomized study (n  = 254) included patients (aged 18 to 65 years) who underwent myeloablative transplants for acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, or acute lymphoblastic leukemia from HLA...
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Methylation profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Contributors : Hiroyoshi Kunimoto ; Cem Meydan ; Francine E Garrett-Bakelman ; Caroline Sheridan ; Tak Lee ; Yaseswini Neelamraju ; Ari Melnick ; Ross L LevineSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusRecent studies using next-generation sequencing technology have uncovered mutational landscapes of various myeloid malignancies (Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network, 2013; Yoshida et al., 2011). These genetic data revealed novel classes of mutations that commonly occur in patients with myeloid malignancies, including epigenetic regulators and spliceosomal genes. In addition, co-oc...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Background: Azacitidine (Aza) and donor lymphocyte infusions (DLI) confer survival advantage with improved tolerability for patients with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) following allogenic stem cell transplantation (SCT).
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIn contrast to the evidence regarding azacitidine (Aza), there is limited knowledge about the combination of decitabine (DAC) and donor lymphocyte infusions as salvage therapy for relapse after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) so far. We retrospectively analyzed data of 36 patients with hematological (n = 35) or molecular relapse (n = 1) of acute myeloid leukemia (AML,n = 29) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS,n = 7) collected from 6 German transplant centers. Patients were treated with a median of 2 cycles DAC (range, 1 to 11). DAC was the first ...
Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Posttransplant MNs have a latency period between that seen in AML/MDS related to alkylators and that associated with topoisomerase II inhibitors. The cytogenetic profile suggests a mutagenic effect on leukemogenesis. The clinical outcome for AML/MDS is dismal, with death occurring at an early phase of treatment. PMID: 29228125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Clin Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
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Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
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