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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell TherapyAuthor(s): Ram Vasudevan Nampoothiri, Shiyi Chen, Ivan Pasic, Zeyad Al-Shaibani, Wilson Lam, Fotios V. Michelis, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Auro Viswabandya, Armin Gerbitz, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Rajat Kumar, Jonas Mattsson, Arjun Datt Law

ConclusionAround 40% of patients had fever at the time of presentation, and 31% had documented infections. Baseline infections led to increase in induction mortality. We would like to propose that infection at baseline is to be considered as one of the potential variables in the predictive scoring system for induction mortality in developing countries.

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 — Male sex, older age at diagnosis, White race, and having acute myeloid leukemia are risk factors associated with suicide among patients with leukemia, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in Cancer Medicine.


Janus kinase (JAK) inhibition forms the cornerstone of the treatment of myelofibrosis (MF), and the JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib is often used as a second-line agent in patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who fail hydroxyurea (HU). In addition, ruxolitinib continues to be studied in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET). The benefits of JAK inhibition in terms of splenomegaly and symptoms in patients with MF are undeniable, and ruxolitinib prolongs the survival of persons with higher risk MF. Despite this, however, “disease-modifying” effects of JAK inhibitors in MF, i.e., bone marrow fib…

Source: Cancers Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), achieving measurable residual disease (MRD) negativity is associated with improved survival, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Oct. 8 in JAMA…

Interview with Farhad Ravandi, MD, author of Association of Measurable Residual Disease With Survival Outcomes in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of bone marrow transplantation. Polymyositis with myonecrosis is a rare manifestation of GVHD. Here, we report the case of a 32-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia who developed GVHD after transplant. He subsequently developed polymyositis, which was diagnosed on PET/CT and confirmed on pathology. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in the resolution of the symptoms. Abnormal muscular FDG uptake resolved on the follow-up PET/CT.

Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research

Journal of Natural ProductsDOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c00516

Source: Journal of Natural Products Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research

Donor cell (DC) leukemia is a rare cause of relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation and usually presents as acute myeloid leukemia. Uncommonly, other DC ‐derived hematologic malignancies can occur and usually have a poor prognosis. AbstractDonor cell leukemia is a very rare cause of relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). Herein, we describe an unprecedented case of donor cell ‐derived chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) presenting seven years after a 51‐year‐old man received a matched‐related alloHCT from his 59‐year‐old brother for T‐cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Source: Clinical Case Reports Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

ConclusionVery long term survivors after AA are those with stable hematopoietic recovery.

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