MD Anderson and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals announce strategic alliance to study novel Cyclacel medicin

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced a three-year strategic alliance agreement that will enable clinical evaluation for safety and efficacy of three Cyclacel medicines in patients with hematological malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and other advanced leukemias.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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rer S Abstract In this review article, we present recent updates on the hematological tumor microenvironment following the 3rd Scientific Workshop on the Haematological Tumour Microenvironment and its Therapeutic Targeting organized by the European School of Hematology, which took place at the Francis Crick Institute in London in February 2019. This review article is focused on recent scientific advances highlighted in the invited presentations at the meeting, which encompass the normal and malignant niches supporting hematopoietic stem cells and their progeny. Therefore, for the sake of focus it does not discuss ...
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
AbstractLeukemia is one of the most aggressive hematological malignancies. Leukemia stem cells account for the poor prognosis and relapse of the disease. Decades of investigations have been performed to figure out how to eradicate the leukemia stem cells. It has also been known that cancer cells especially solid cancer cells use energy differently than most of the cell types. The same thing happens to leukemia. Since there are metabolic differences between the hematopoietic stem cells and their immediate descendants, we aim at manipulating the energy sources with which that could have an effect on leukemia stem cells while...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Markus Hartl* and Rainer Schneider Center of Molecular Biosciences (CMBI), Institute of Biochemistry, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria The neuronal proteins GAP43 (neuromodulin), MARCKS, and BASP1 are highly expressed in the growth cones of nerve cells where they are involved in signal transmission and cytoskeleton organization. Although their primary structures are unrelated, these signaling proteins share several structural properties like fatty acid modification, and the presence of cationic effector domains. GAP43, MARCKS, and BASP1 bind to cell membrane phospholipids, a process reversibly regulate...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, 96.5% of patients with hematologic malignancies have adequate tissue for comprehensive genomic profiling. Most patients had unique molecular signatures, and 75% had alterations that may be pharmacologically tractable with gene- or immune-targeted agents.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study analyzes patient and hospital characteristics of patients undergoing BMT, in addition the study describes resource utilization and outcomes of BMT among various hematological cancers.Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of the National Inpatient Sample 2014 Database (HCUP-NIS). Patients were included in the study if they had a procedure diagnosis of BMT and a medical diagnosis of acute or chronic leukemia (ALL, AML, CLL, CML), lymphoma (HL and NHL), MM, MDS or HLH. HSCT or BMT includes both Allogeneic and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant however we did not differentiate one from the other since B...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Poster III Source Type: research
Background: Various pro-inflammatory and stress-related stimuli activate p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK), triggering cascades of cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis signaling. We have previously found that inflammatory cytokines promote growth and survival in primary cells from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. The downstream mediator of inflammatory pathways is p38MAPK, and blocking this regulator with kinase inhibitors abrogates inflammation signaling in AML cells.Methods: We used a functional ex vivo screening assay to identify small-molecule targeted inhibitors and inhibitor combinati...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Poster II Source Type: research
Conclusion: Both myeloid and lymphoid-derived primary leukemia cells show sensitivity to combined inhibition of BCL2 and BTK with the combination of venetoclax and ibrutinib, suggesting this drug pair may have broad therapeutic indications.DisclosuresTyner: Vivid Biosciences: Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees; Takeda: Research Funding; Genentech: Research Funding; Gilead: Research Funding; Constellation: Research Funding; Janssen: Research Funding; AstraZeneca: Research Funding; Incyte: Research Funding; Array: Research Funding; Aptose: Research Funding. Danilov: TG Therapeutics: Consultan...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 802. Chemical Biology and Experimental Therapeutics: New Targeted Therapies and Drug Development Source Type: research
Objective: To investigate the clinical features of 2nd hematological malignancies post to the initial cancer treatment.METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to analyze the available clinical data of 116 patients diagnosed with 2nd hematologic malignancies after treatment of various malignant tumors from June 1998 to June 2018 at Sun Yat-sen University cancer center.RESULTS: The characteristics of the 116 patients diagnosed with 2nd hematological cancer post to initial cancer treatment were indicated as following: 62 males and 54 females. The primary tumor category was grouped as (according to ICD-10 International Di...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 904. Outcomes Research-Malignant Conditions Source Type: research
Conclusions:We present the largest experience in EMH without associated MPN, in adults. We describe associated conditions and elaborate further on "idiopathic" EMH (n=12), which often represented an incidental discovery during evaluation of unrelated symptoms. None of the patients with idiopathic EMH harbored occult malignancies or subsequently developed MPN or other myeloid malignancies. Our observations do not support undertaking extensive investigations targeting MPN or other malignancies in idiopathic EMH and simple monitoring might be adequate.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 634. Myeloproliferative Syndromes: Clinical Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: The Lancet HaematologyAuthor(s): Mark P Little, Richard Wakeford, David Borrego, Benjamin French, Lydia B Zablotska, M Jacob Adams, Rodrigue Allodji, Florent de Vathaire, Choonsik Lee, Alina V Brenner, Jeremy S Miller, David Campbell, Mark S Pearce, Michele M Doody, Erik Holmberg, Marie Lundell, Siegal Sadetzki, Martha S Linet, Amy Berrington de GonzálezSummaryBackgroundSubstantial evidence links exposure to moderate or high doses of ionising radiation, particularly in childhood, with increased risk of leukaemia. The association of leukaemia with exposure to low-dose (
Source: The Lancet Haematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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