Oral azacitidine maintenance therapy for post-transplant AML

Relapse remains the main obstacle for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation and novel therapeutic strategies are urg... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 12/18/2017
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Conclusion: The "Clo-Baltimore regimen" is safe and feasible and provides good survivals for patients with myeloid malignancies and haplo-donors. Methods: Here, we report a variant of the Baltimore regimen, where 1) fludarabine was replaced by clofarabine, 2) bone marrow was replaced by peripheral blood stem cells, and 3) tacrolimus was replaced by cyclosporine, in a "Clo-Baltimore regimen". PMID: 30323896 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Purpose of review Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are rare disorders in children, showing peculiar clinical manifestations and biological features. This review will summarize biological, genetic and clinical features of childhood MDS and will provide an update of the algorithm of treatment of the different disease variants. Recent findings The most recent classification of MDS includes refractory cytopenia of childhood (RCC), advanced and therapy-related MDS. Importantly, in children, these clonal hematopoietic disorders may be often associated with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, this representing a challen...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES: Edited by Miguel A. Sanz Source Type: research
Purpose of review The monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) has important clinical implications in both the pre and postallogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) setting in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a rapidly improving technology whose application to the monitoring of MRD is an active area of research. We aim to describe existing methods of MRD in AML and MDS, with a focus on the utility of NGS in patients undergoing SCT. Recent findings Flow cytometry and quantitative PCR have been recommended by the European Leukemia Net as the preferred m...
Source: Current Opinion in Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Armand Keating Source Type: research
A diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), i.e. a cancerous disease with a variable risk of evolution into acute myeloid leukaemia [1] can trigger different emotions, particularly, psychological distress [2], as MDS can potentially be a life-threatening disease without any curative treatment except stem-cell transplant, which is not applicable for most patients [3]. Among lower-risk patients watchful waiting or symptomatic treatment might also generate distress because of the lack of MDS-focused treatment.
Source: Leukemia Research - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence for a difference between participants receiving ATRA in addition to chemotherapy or chemotherapy only for the outcome OS. Regarding DFS, CRR and on-study mortality, there is probably no evidence for a difference between treatment groups. Currently, it seems the risk of adverse events are comparable to chemotherapy only.As quality of life has not been evaluated in any of the included trials, further research is needed to clarify the effect of ATRA on quality of life. PMID: 30080246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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;   ...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2017Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Christian Flotho, Sebastian Sommer, Michael LübbertAbstractMyelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a clonal bone marrow disorder, typically of older adults, which is characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, peripheral blood cytopenias and risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is an aggressive myeloproliferative neoplasm occurring in young children. The common denominator of these malignant myeloid disorders is the limited benefit of conventional chemotherapy and a particular resp...
Source: Seminars in Cancer Biology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We report a case of myelodysplastic syndrome progressing to AML with calreticulin driver mutation in an adult male with TAR syndrome who was successfully treated with hematopoietic allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
Source: Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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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