Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a common neoplasia of B lymphocytes in which these cells progressively accumulate in the bone marrow, blood, and lymphoid tissues. The clinical evolution of the disorder is heterogeneous, with some patients having indolent disease and others having aggressive disease and short survival (summary by {37:Quesada et al., 2012}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Susceptibility to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Susceptibility loci have been mapped to chromosomes 11p11 (CLLS1; {609630}) and 13q14 (CLLS2; {109543}) by genomewide linkage analysis and translocation studies, respectively. Susceptibility mapping to chromosome 9q34 (CLLS3; {612557}) is associated with downregulation of the DAPK1 gene ({600831}). Genomewide association studies have identified susceptibility loci on chromosomes 6p25.3 (CLLS4; {612558}) and 11q24.1 (CLLS5; {612559}).
 

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4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" returned 1998 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fine-mapping of HLA associations with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in US populations.
 

Author(s): Loren Gragert, Stephanie Fingerson, Mark Albrecht, Martin Maiers, Matt Kalaycio, Brian T Hill

Journal: Blood. 2014 Oct;124(17):2657-65.

 

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) displays remarkable ethnic predisposition for whites, with relative sparing of African-American and Asian populations. In addition, CLL displays among the highest familial predispositions of all hematologic malignancies, yet the genetic basis for ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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Stimulation of surface IgM of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells induces an unfolded protein response dependent on BTK and SYK.
 

Author(s): Sergey Krysov, Andrew J Steele, Vania Coelho, Adam Linley, Marina Sanchez Hidalgo, Matthew Carter, Kathleen N Potter, Benjamin Kennedy, Andrew S Duncombe, Margaret Ashton-Key, Francesco Forconi, Freda K Stevenson, Graham Packham

Journal: Blood. 2014 Nov;124(20):3101-9.

 

B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling plays a key role in the behavior of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, cellular consequences of signaling are incompletely defined. Here we explored possible links between BCR signaling and the unfolded protein response (UPR), a stress response ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2014

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[Effect of nuclear transcription factor RelB on the proteasome inhibitor-sensitivity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells].
 

Author(s): Jingjing Xu, Peng Zhou, Aining Sun, Feng Guo

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Jun;35(6):524-7.

 

To investigate the effect of nuclear transcription factor RelB on the proteasome inhibitor-sensitivity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells.

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2014

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The terms "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" returned 162 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Fresh frozen plasma and Rituximab in combination with high dose methylprednisolone for the treatment of relapsed and refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia: three cases report and literatures review].
 

Author(s): Ruihua Mi, Qingsong Yin, Xudong Wei, Hao Ai, Yongping Song

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Aug;35(8):755-7.

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2014

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[Chronic lymphocytic leukemia with central nervous system invasion: one case report and literature review].
 

Author(s): Jianfeng Zhu, Zhengdong Wu, Lei Fan, Wei Xu, Jianyong Li

Journal: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi. 2014 Jul;35(7):592-5.

 

To investigate clinical features, diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis in a case of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with central nervous system (CNS) invasion.

Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Apoptosis inducers in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
 

Author(s): Christian Billard

Journal: Oncotarget. 2014 Jan;5(2):309-25.

 

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by a typical defect in apoptosis and is still an incurable disease. Numerous apoptosis inducers have been described. These synthetic compounds and natural products (mainly derived from plants) display antileukemic properties in vitro ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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Fludarabine Phosphate, Radiation Therapy, and Rituximab in Treating Patients Who Are Undergoing Donor Stem Cell Transplant Followed by Rituximab for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Prolymphocytic Leukemia; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage III Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage III Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Stage IV Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage IV Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2014

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Ibrutinib and Rituximab Compared With Fludarabine Phosphate, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab in Treating Patients With Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia or Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anemia; Fever, Sweat, and Hot Flashes; Stage I Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage I Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Stage II Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage II Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Stage III Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage III Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Stage IV Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Stage IV Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Weight Change

 

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2015

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R-2cda and Prolongation of Therapy With Rituximab Alone in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia; Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2014

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