Highlights in Lymphoma From the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting: Commentary.
Highlights in Lymphoma From the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting: Commentary. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2019 Feb;17 Suppl 4(2):20-23 Authors: Herrera AF PMID: 31730577 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: CD200 has a great impact in diagnosing B- chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, especially when we want to determine the origin of a CD19, CD5 positive population and distinguish between CLL and MCL. CD 23 is a reliable marker in those cases, but, as we showed, CD23 might have a lower specificity than CD200 for CLL. We added CD200 in our panels in order to diagnose chronic lymphoproliferative disorders, not to replace CD 23, but to improve and save time in our diagnostic process. The high expression of CD200 in CLL and HCL could open the option for new- targeted therapy (anti-CD200). PMID: 31803290 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Urology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Margaret M. Mansbridge, Jonathon R. Parker, Sewwandi Francisco, Scott T. McClintockAbstractIncidental diagnosis of haematolymphoid disorders in prostate tissue is rare, with the largest study in the literature reporting a 0.37% incidental lymphoma diagnosis in prostate and associated lymph node tissue. B cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is a relatively recently defined disease entity. The authors present the diagnosis and management of a patient diagnosed with incidental MBL on transurethral resection of prostate (TURP), performed for symptoma...
In conclusion, these data indicate that ZFAS1 may serve as an oncogene in APL and may thus be a useful target for future clinical management. PMID: 31807158 [PubMed]
A novel bispecific antibody, mosunetuzumab, has shown complete remissions in patients with poor prognosis non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, even those previously treated with CAR T cells.Medscape Medical News
We report the case of a 52-year-old woman with follicular lymphoma localized in the left inguinal region without any extranodal involvement and achieving a complete response after radiotherapy. After a 3-year disease-free interval, muscular recurrence at the left arm was shown by contrast-enhanced 18F-FDG PET/CT. Contrast-enhanced 18F-FDG PET/CT performed after immunochemotherapy documented complete disease remission. Lymphoid tissue is usually not present in the skeletal muscle, making muscular lymphomatous involvement quite unusual; muscular relapse of a primarily nodal lymphoma is even rarer.
We present 4 cases of pathology-confirmed BIA-ALCL to illustrate varying presentations and imaging features of this disease process. Breast implant–associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma presents most commonly approximately 10 years after implantation of textured silicone or saline breast implants. Patients may present with breast enlargement, peri-implant effusion, a palpable breast or axillary mass, lymphadenopathy, breast skin erythema, or pain. Diagnosis of BIA-ALCL may be confirmed by sampling of peri-implant fluid or biopsy of peri-implant masses or regional lymph nodes.
Nearly half of lymphoma patients treated with Gilead Sciences Inc's Yescarta were alive at least three years after a one-time infusion of the CAR-T cell therapy, according to data presented on Saturday.
This article discusses 3 cases in which patients with CVID had some of these presenting issues and what hematology input was required. PMID: 31808912 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Woyach JA Abstract The management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has undergone dramatic changes over the previous 2 decades with the introduction of multiple new therapies and new combinations. Management of the newly diagnosed asymptomatic patient has not significantly changed outside of the development of a number of prognostic factors and the CLL International Prognostic Index, which is helpful in discussions regarding prognosis and likelihood of requiring treatment. When therapy is required, initial treatment of most patients now includes either the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib or ...
Authors: Evens AM, Carter J, Loh KP, David KA Abstract Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in older patients, commonly defined as ≥60 years of age, is a disease for which survival rates have historically been significantly lower compared with younger patients. Older HL patients appear to have different disease biology compared with younger patients, including increased incidence of mixed cellularity histology, Epstein-Barr virus-related, and advanced-stage disease. For prognostication, several studies have documented the significance of comorbidities and functional status in older HL patients, as well as the importance of ach...