Molecular characterisation and clinical outcome of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with IG-MYC rearrangement

Bomken, Simon, Enshaei, Amir, Schwalbe, Ed, Mikulasova, Aneta, Dai, Yunfeng, Zaka, Masood, Fung, Kent TM, Bashton, Matthew, Lim, Huezin, Jones, Lisa, Karataraki, Nefeli, Winterman, Emily, Ashby, Cody, Attarbaschi, Andishe, Bertrand, Yves, Bradtke, Jutte, Buldini, Barbara, Burke, GA Amos, Cazzaniga, Giovanni, Gohring, Gudrun, De Groot-Kruseman, Hesta A, Haferlach, Claudia, Nigro, Luca Lo, Parihar, Mayur, Plesa, Adriana, Seaford, Emma, Sonneveld, Edwin, Strehl, Sabine, Van der Velden, Vincent HJ, Rand, Vikki, Hunger, Stephen P, Harrison, Christine J, Bacon, Chris M, Van Delft, Frederik W, Loh, Mignon L, Moppett, John, Vormoor, Josef, Walker, Brian A, Moorman, Anthony V and Russell, Lisa J (2022) Molecular characterisation and clinical outcome of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with IG-MYC rearrangement. Haematologica. ISSN 0390-6078 (In Press)

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Rarely, immunophenotypically immature B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP-ALL) carries an immunoglobulin-MYC rearrangement (IG-MYC-r). This can result in diagnostic confusion with Burkitt lymphoma/leukaemia and use of unproven individualised treatment schedules. Here we contrast the molecular characteristics of these conditions and investigate historic clinical outcome data. We identified 90 cases registered on a national BCP-ALL clinical trial/registry. Where present, diagnostic material underwent cytogenetic, exome, methylome and transcriptome analysis. Outcome was analysed to define 3-year event free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). IG-MYC-r was identified in diverse cytogenetic backgrounds, co-existing with either: established BCP-ALL specific abnormalities (high hyperdiploidy n=3, KMT2A-rearrangement n=6, iAMP21 n=1, BCR-ABL n=1); BCL2/BCL6-rearrangements (n=15); or, most commonly, as the only defining feature (n=64). Within this final group, precursor-like V(D)J breakpoints predominated (8/9) and KRAS mutations were common (5/11). DNA methylation identified a cluster of V(D)J rearranged cases, clearly distinct from Burkitt leukaemia/lymphoma. Children with IG-MYC-r within that subgroup had 3-year EFS of 47% and OS of 60%, representing a high-risk BCP-ALL. To develop effective management strategies this patient group must be allowed access to contemporary, minimal residual disease adapted, prospective clinical trial protocols.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C100 Biology
C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 13:30

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