Robert J Manning

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BACKGROUND Waldenström's macroglobulinemia is an incurable, IgM-secreting lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL). The underlying mutation in this disorder has not been delineated. METHODS We performed whole-genome sequencing of bone marrow LPL cells in 30 patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, with paired normal-tissue and tumor-tissue sequencing in 10(More)
The presence of valine (V) at position 158 of FcgammaRllla (CD16) is known to improve clinical response to rituximab in indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Little is known about the basic mechanisms for this observation. We examined natural killer (NK) cells from healthy donors representing the FcgammaRIIIa-158 polymorphic subgroups (V/V, V/F, and F/F) for(More)
By whole-genome and/or Sanger sequencing, we recently identified a somatic mutation (MYD88 L265P) that stimulates nuclear factor κB activity and is present in >90% of Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) patients. MYD88 L265P was absent in 90% of immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) patients. We therefore developed(More)
We report the treatment outcome for 30 relapsed/refractory Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) patients following bendamustine-containing therapy. Treatment consisted of bendamustine (90 mg/m2 I.V. on days 1, 2) and rituximab (375 mg/m2 I.V. on either day 1 or 2) for 24 patients. Six rituximab-intolerant patients received bendamustine alone (n=4) or with(More)
The incorporation of rituximab into various regimens has improved depth of response in Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia (WM), though the impact of achieving better responses remains to be determined. We examined response depth on progression-free survival (PFS) in 159 rituximab-naïve WM patients who received rituximab-based therapy. The median follow-up was(More)
This study examined the outcome of 248 Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia (WM) rituximab-naïve patients who responded to a rituximab-containing regimen. Eighty-six patients (35%) subsequently received maintenance rituximab (M-Rituximab). No differences in baseline characteristics, and post-induction categorical responses between cohorts were observed. The(More)
Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MYD88) L265P somatic mutation is highly prevalent in Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) and supports malignant growth through nuclear factor κB (NF-κB). The signaling cascade(s) by which MYD88 L265P promotes NF-κB activation in WM remain unclear. By lentiviral knockdown or use of a MYD88 inhibitor, decreased(More)
Since the adoption of rituximab, the importance of doxorubicin and vincristine as treatment components remains to be clarified in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM). We therefore examined the outcomes of symptomatic patients with WM who received CHOP-R (cyclophosphamide/doxorubicin/vincristine/prednisone plus rituximab; n = 23), CVP-R(More)
MYD88 L265P is highly prevalent in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM) and IgM monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS). We investigated whether MYD88 L265P could be identified by peripheral blood (PB) allele-specific PCR. MYD88 L265P was detected in untreated WM (114/118; 96.6%); previously treated WM (63/102; 61.8%); and IgM MGUS (5/12;(More)
BACKGROUND Familial clustering of B-cell disorders among Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) patients has been reported, though the frequency and any differences in disease manifestation for familial patients remain to be defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS We therefore analyzed clinicopathological data from 257 consecutive and unrelated WM patients.(More)