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Outcomes for Hodgkin lymphoma patients after receiving an autologous stem cell transplantation

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at the effect of age on outcomes for Hodgkin lymphoma patients who have undergone autologous stem cell transplantation. The authors concluded older patients tend to have a worse outcome than younger patients, and have a higher risk of developing a secondary cancer.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is...

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Treatment escalation or reduction based on PET scan for patients with early stage or advanced Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at the effect of adjusting treatment plans for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma based on positron emission tomography (PET) scans part way through treatment. The authors concluded that escalating or reducing treatment based on a PET scan is beneficial for patients. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally...

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Post-treatment long-term follow up for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors performed a review of previously published articles on follow-up care for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. The authors concluded that follow-up treatment should be different depending on how long it has been since treatment, and the types of treatment received. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally considered...

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Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Leukemia, CAR T-cell Therapy and Dr. Larry

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

Marathons are grueling 26.2 mile treks.  The Boston Marathon is the oldest (started in 1897) and is one of the Marathon Majors (along with London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Chicago). Marathon Man Raising Money For LLS In 2001, at age 48,  family practitioner, Larry Saltzman ran his first marathon in Chicago.  That started a  13 marathon odyssey to...

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Comparing the effectiveness of pediatric chemotherapy in children and young adults

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of the standard pediatric chemotherapy regimen in children and young adults. The study concluded that adolescents and children have similar outcomes when treated with the pediatric chemotherapy regimen.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally considered a curable disease. It is...

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Novel treatments for patients with relapsed Hodgkin Lymphoma following autologous stem cell transplantation

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of new treatments for patients who have relapsed after an autologous stem cell transplantation. The authors concluded that patients treated with new therapies, including brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris), have significantly better outcomes. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally...

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Using white blood cell counts to predict relapse after autologous stem cell transplantation in children and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the use of lymphocyte and monocyte blood counts to predict the outcome of autologous stem cell (immature blood cell) transplantation in children and young adults. The study concluded that the lymphocyte/monocyte ratio can be used to predict a likely relapse following autologous stem cell transplantation. Some...

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Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Guest Post: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and My Stem Cell Transplant Experience

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“I am 24 years old.  Last year on January 15th 2016, I was diagnosed with Stage 2A Classical Nodular Sclerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had 12 cycles of ABVD chemotherapy over 6 months and went into complete remission on August 8th, 2016. A few weeks before my wedding, on November 4th 2016 I had my first follow up CT scan  which showed enlarged...

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Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Knowledge is Power: Help For People With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, Hodgkin's lymphoma | 1 comment

“Family and friends can be great sources of support but truth be told, no one can ever really know what you are going through other than those who have been there themselves….” ~Rachele Chaar Ghosn For Rachele Chaar Ghosn, a 24-year-old woman with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, finding others going through treatment for Hodgkins was paramount....

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Carboplatin as a replacement for cisplatin in DHAP chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors investigated the use of carboplatin instead of cisplatin in the DHAP chemotherapy regimen. The authors concluded that carboplatin is less toxic that cisplatin, and may be a good substitute.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally considered a curable disease. However, some patients do not respond to first...

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