Sex-related DNA methylation differences in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia

ConclusionsOur study represents the first epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) that investigates the sex-related differences in cancer, and indicated that DNA methylation differences might contribute to the sex-related difference in CLL risk.
Source: Biology of Sex Differences - Category: Biology Source Type: research

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Condition:   Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Intervention:   Drug: Umbralisib Sponsors:   H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute;   TG Therapeutics, Inc. Recruiting
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We examined publication bias and excess significance bias. 63 articles corresponding to 247 meta-analyses were eligible. Nine meta-analyses were classified to have convincing evidence, and 75 were classified as suggestive evidence. The clinical benefit of immunotherapy was supported by convincing evidence in the following settings: anti-PD-1/PD-L1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy for treating advanced melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the combination of rituximab and chemotherapy for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, adoptive cell immunotherapy for NSCLC, and...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Natural products isolated from plant sources are well known for their pharmacological potential in diversity of disease treatments such as inflammatory or cancer conditions. Mango (Mangifera indica L.) and Juglans regia are thought to be rich of functional phytochemicals. To elucidate the anticancer activity of Juglans regia (JR) and Mangifera indica L (MI) aqueous extract were investigated on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B lymphocytes and their mitochondria and the results were compared with those of normal B lymphocytes. Cellular parameters such as viability and caspase 3 activity, and mitochondrial parameters such...
Source: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- Survivors of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have an increased risk for second primary malignancy (SPM), according to a study published online Sept. 30 in Blood Cancer Journal. Vivek Kumar, M.D., from Harvard Medical...
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CONCLUSION: In a real-world setting, the QLQ-C30 summary score has a strong prognostic value for overall survival for a number of populations of patients with cancer above and beyond that provided by clinical and sociodemographic variables. The QLQ-C30 summary score appears to have more prognostic value than the global QoL, physical functioning, or any other scale within the QLQ-C30. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The finding that health-related quality of life provides distinct prognostic information beyond known sociodemographic and clinical measures, not only around cancer diagnosis (baseline) but also at follow-up, ha...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
ConclusionPresumed higher anti-leukemic activity of RIC versus NMA conditioning did not translate into better outcomes after alloHSCT, but better remission status prior to conditioning did. Effective pathway inhibitor-based salvage therapies combined with NMA conditioning might thus represent the most attractive contemporary approach for alloHSCT for patients with CLL.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 October 2019Source: Cancer Cell, Volume 36, Issue 4Author(s): Rachel Thijssen, Andrew W. RobertsIn this issue of Cancer Cell, Guièza et al. describe that overexpression of the pro-survival protein MCL1 and cellular energy metabolic reprogramming can contribute to resistance to the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This adds a new dimension to understanding of secondary clinical resistance to venetoclax.
Source: Cancer Cell - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: Advances in Biological RegulationAuthor(s): Veronica Balatti, Carlo M. CroceAbstractWe established that loss of miR-15a/16–1 genes on chromosome 13q14 is the most common alteration in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and that miR-15/16 are crucial negative regulator of BCL-2, an antiapoptotic gene overexpressed in most CLLs and in many other malignancies. We have also shown that miR-15/16 target ROR1, a cell surface receptor for Wnt5a which can enhance growth/survival of CLL cells. Interestingly, ROR1 is expressed by many cancers, but not by normal adult tis...
Source: Advances in Biological Regulation - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Johnston Katyal : The phosphatidyl-inositol 3 kinase (PI3K) δ inhibitor, idelalisib (IDE), is a potent inhibitor of the B-cell receptor pathway and a novel and highly effective agent for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). We evaluated the activities of IDE in comparison to bendamusine (BEN), a commonly used alkylating agent, in primary CLL cells ex vivo. In contrast to BEN, IDE was cytotoxic to cells from extensively-treated patients, including those with a deletion (del)17p. Cross-resistance was not observed between BEN and IDE, confirming their different modes of cytotoxicity. Marked ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: CircRNAs play an important biological function and have great diagnostic and prognostic value in hematological malignancies. PMID: 31581903 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
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