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Genetic correlation between multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia provides evidence for shared aetiology (2018)
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Went, M., Sud, A., Speedy, H., Sunter, N. J., Försti, A., Law, P. J., …Houlston, R. S. (2019). Genetic correlation between multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia provides evidence for shared aetiology. Blood Cancer Journal, 9(1), doi:10.1038/s41408-018-0162-8

The clustering of different types of B-cell malignancies in families raises the possibility of shared aetiology. To examine this, we performed cross-trait linkage disequilibrium (LD)-score regression of multiple myeloma (MM) and chronic lymphocytic... Read More

A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia (2018)
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Johnson, B., Doak, R., Allsup, D., Astwood, E., Evans, G., Grimley, C., …the UK GAPP Study Group, . (2018). A comprehensive targeted next-generation sequencing panel for genetic diagnosis of patients with suspected inherited thrombocytopenia. Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2(4), 640-652. doi:10.1002/rth2.12151

Background Inherited thrombocytopenias (ITs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by low platelet counts and often disproportionate bleeding with over 30 genes currently implicated. Previously the UK‐GAPP study using whole exome sequ... Read More

Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome (2017)
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Till, K. J., Allen, J. C., Talab, F., Lin, K., Allsup, D., Cawkwell, L., …Slupsky, J. R. (2017). Lck is a relevant target in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells whose expression variance is unrelated to disease outcome. Scientific reports, 7(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17021-w. ISSN 2045-2322

© 2017 The Author(s). Pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is contingent upon antigen receptor (BCR) expressed by malignant cells of this disease. Studies on somatic hypermutation of the antigen binding region, receptor expression leve... Read More

The use of ofatumumab in the treatment of B-cell malignancies (2017)
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Soe, Z. N., & Allsup, D. (2017). The use of ofatumumab in the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Future oncology, 13(29), 2611-2628. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2017-0275

Ofatumumab has been extensively studied in the treatment of B-cell malignancies. Currently, it has been approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in a number of different situations. However, there is still no compelling evidence con... Read More

Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial (2017)
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Collett, L., Howard, D. R., Munir, T., McParland, L., Oughton, J. B., Rawstron, A. C., …Hillmen, P. (2017). Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-017-2138-6. ISSN 1745-6215

Background Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has seen a substantial improvement over the last few years. Combination immunochemotherapy, such as fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR), is now standard first-line therapy. How... Read More

Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment (2017)
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Medlock, J., Das, A. A. K., Madden, L. A., Allsup, D. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Cancer bioimprinting and cell shape recognition for diagnosis and targeted treatment. Chemical Society Reviews, 46(16), (5110-5127). doi:10.1039/c7cs00179g. ISSN 0306-0012

Cancer incidence and mortality have both increased in the last decade and are predicted to continue to rise. Diagnosis and treatment of cancers are often hampered by the inability to specifically target neoplastic cells. Bioimprinting is a promising... Read More

A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma (2017)
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Pratt, G., Yap, C., Oldreive, C., Slade, D., Bishop, R., Griffiths, M., …Stankovic, T. (2018). A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma. British journal of haematology, 182(3), 429-433. doi:10.1111/bjh.14793

Results of the randomized phase IIB ARCTIC trial of low-dose rituximab in previously untreated CLL (2017)
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O'Dwyer, J. L., Howard, D. R., Munir, T., McParland, L., Rawstron, A. C., Milligan, D., …Hillmen, P. (2017). Results of the randomized phase IIB ARCTIC trial of low-dose rituximab in previously untreated CLL. Leukemia : official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K, 31(11), (2416-2425). doi:10.1038/leu.2017.96. ISSN 0887-6924

© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. ARCTIC was a multicenter, randomized-controlled, open, phase IIB non-inferiority trial in previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Conventional frontli... Read More

Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (2017)
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Law, P. J., Berndt, S. I., Speedy, H. E., Camp, N. J., Sava, G. P., Skibola, C. F., …Slager, S. (2017). Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Nature communications, 8, (14175). doi:10.1038/ncomms14175. ISSN 2041-1723

Several chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) susceptibility loci have been reported; however, much of the heritable risk remains unidentified. Here we perform a meta-analysis of six genome-wide association studies, imputed using a merged reference pan... Read More

Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci (2017)
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Law, P. J., Sud, A., Mitchell, J. S., Henrion, M., Orlando, G., Lenive, O., …Houlston, R. S. (2017). Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci. Scientific reports, 7, (41071). doi:10.1038/srep41071. ISSN 2045-2322

B-cell malignancies (BCM) originate from the same cell of origin, but at different maturation stages and have distinct clinical phenotypes. Although genetic risk variants for individual BCMs have been identified, an agnostic, genome-wide search for s... Read More

Chemotherapy plus Ofatumumab at Standard or Mega dose in relapsed CLL (COSMIC) trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial (2016)
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Howard, D. R., Munir, T., Hockaday, A., Rawstron, A. C., Collett, L., Oughton, J. B., …Hillmen, P. (2016). Chemotherapy plus Ofatumumab at Standard or Mega dose in relapsed CLL (COSMIC) trial: study protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1581-0. ISSN 1745-6215

Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukaemia. Combination immunochemotherapy such as fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab is the standard first line therapy in fit patients, but there is limited evidence r... Read More

Whole exome sequencing identifies genetic variants in inherited thrombocytopenia with secondary qualitative function defects (2016)
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Johnson, B., Lowe, G. C., Futterer, J., Lordkipanidzé, M., Macdonald, D., Simpson, M. A., …on behalf of the UK GAPP Study Group, . (2016). Whole exome sequencing identifies genetic variants in inherited thrombocytopenia with secondary qualitative function defects. Haematologica, 101(10), 1170-1179. doi:10.3324/haematol.2016.146316

© 2016 Ferrata Storti Foundation. Inherited thrombocytopenias are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by abnormally low platelet counts which can be associated with abnormal bleeding. Next-generation sequencing has previously been employ... Read More

Common variation at 12q24.13 (OAS3) influences chronic lymphocytic leukemia risk (2014)
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Sava, G. P., Speedy, H. E., Di Bernardo, M. C., Dyer, M. J., Holroyd, A., Sunter, N. J., …Houlston, R. S. (2015). Common variation at 12q24.13 (OAS3) influences chronic lymphocytic leukemia risk. Leukemia : official journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K, 29(3), 748-751. doi:10.1038/leu.2014.311

Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, even in patients with early stage disease (2014)
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Lin, T. T., Norris, K., Heppel, N. H., Pratt, G., Allan, J. M., Allsup, D. J., …Pepper, C. (2014). Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, even in patients with early stage disease. British journal of haematology, 167(2), 214-223. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.13023

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Defining the prognosis of individual cancer sufferers remains a significant clinical challenge. Here we assessed the ability of high-resolution single telomere length analysis (STELA), combined with an experimentally d... Read More

A genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (2013)
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Speedy, H. E., Di Bernardo, M. C., Sava, G. P., Dyer, M. J. S., Holroyd, A., Wang, Y., …Houlston, R. S. (2014). A genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Nature genetics, 46(1), 56-60. doi:10.1038/ng.2843

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have shown that common genetic variation contributes to the heritable risk of CLL. To identify additional CLL susceptibility loci, we conducted a GWAS and performed a meta-a... Read More

Proteomic analysis of B-cell receptor signaling in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia reveals a possible role for kininogen (2013)
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Welham, K. J., Kashuba, E., Eagle, G. L., Bailey, J., Evans, P., Welham, K., …Cawkwell, L. (2013). Proteomic analysis of B-cell receptor signaling in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia reveals a possible role for kininogen. Journal of Proteomics, 91, (478-485). doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2013.08.002. ISSN 1874-3919

CLL is an incurable disease with variable prognosis. The hyper reactivity of the B-cell receptor (BCR) to unknown antigen ligation plays a pivotal role in CLL-cell survival. We aimed to investigate the BCR signalling pathway using proteomics to ident... Read More

The kinin–kallikrein system: physiological roles, pathophysiology and its relationship to cancer biomarkers (2013)
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Kashuba, E., Bailey, J., Allsup, D., & Cawkwell, L. (2013). The kinin–kallikrein system: physiological roles, pathophysiology and its relationship to cancer biomarkers. Biomarkers, 18(4), (279-296). doi:10.3109/1354750x.2013.787544. ISSN 1354-750X

The kinin–kallikrein system (KKS) is an endogenous multiprotein cascade, the activation of which leads to triggering of the intrinsic coagulation pathway and enzymatic hydrolysis of kininogens with the consequent release of bradykinin-related peptide... Read More

Thalidomide enhances cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone-mediated cytotoxicity towards cultured chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells (2010)
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Allsup, D., Evans, P., Bailey, J., Eagle, G., Pointon, J. C., & Greenman, J. (2010). Thalidomide enhances cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone-mediated cytotoxicity towards cultured chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells. Oncology Reports, 24(5), 1315-1321. doi:10.3892/or_00000988

Numerous chemotherapeutic regimens exist for the treatment of symptomatic or progressive chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). However, once the disease becomes refractory to nucleoside-based therapy the prognosis is poor. In this study we investigate... Read More