Clinical Features of Primary and Systemic Metastatic Intraocular Lymphomas in Spanish Patients.
Conclusions and Relevance: Even though PVRL is the most frequent IOL subtype, our findings suggest that PUL and SMRL should be considered as potential IOL causes. Overall survival was poor in PVRL and even shorter in SMRL patients. PMID: 31737358 [PubMed]
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...
Authors: Ruan J Abstract Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a distinct subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma characterized by the t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation leading to cyclin D1 overexpression and cell cycle dysregulation. Molecular profiling with gene expression and deep sequencing analyses has identified genomic and epigenomic alterations in pathways regulating the cell cycle, DNA damage response, proliferation, and survival, which contribute to disease progression with important prognostic and therapeutic implications. Clinically, the nonnodal MCL subset is notable for leukemic presentation, indolent behavior, ...
Authors: Allen PB, LaCasce AS Abstract A 26-year-old woman was initially diagnosed with stage III classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) for 6 cycles and relapsed 9 months after completing therapy. She was treated with salvage chemotherapy followed by an autologous transplantation and 1 year of brentuximab vedotin (BV) maintenance therapy. She now presents 1 year later with relapsed disease above and below the diaphragm. What treatment would you recommend for this patient? PMID: 31808863 [PubMed - in process]