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Using TARC blood levels to predict treatment success for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how well thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) levels can predict outcomes for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. The authors concluded that an early reduction in TARC levels can predict that treatment will be successful.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally considered a curable...

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Pediatric vs adult treatment regimens for children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with classical HL

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes for children and young adults diagnosed with classical Hodgkin lymphoma treated with either pediatric or adult regimens. The study concluded that survival outcomes were the same for patients treated with the pediatric or adult regimens.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally...

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Experimental CD30 CAR-T therapy for patients with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at the side effects and outcomes of the experimental treatment CAR-T biological therapy in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma. The authors concluded that CAR-T treatment is safe and can be beneficial for some patients.  Some background Many new treatments are being developed to treat patients with relapsed...

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Using erythropoietin mouthwash to reduce the occurrence of oral mucositis in patients receiving autologous stem cell transplantation

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how effective erythropoietin mouthwash was at preventing oral mucositis in cancer patients being treated with autologous stem cell transplantation. The study concluded that rinsing with erythropoietin mouthwash can prevent oral mucositis.  Some background Oral mucositis (OM) is a complication associated with...

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Adult vs pediatric regimens for treating adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study compared adult and pediatric treatment regimens for adolescent and young adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. The study concluded that adolescent and young adult patients treated with the pediatric regimen have better outcomes than those treated with the adult regimen.  Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is one of...

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The use of radiation therapy after autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors looked at the effect of radiation therapy after autologous stem cell transplantation for patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. The authors concluded that radiation therapy after autologous stem cell transplantation improved time to disease progression. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is generally...

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A review of chemotherapy alone or chemotherapy plus radiation therapy to treat adult patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is a review of the effectiveness of chemotherapy alone or chemotherapy plus radiotherapy for treating adult patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma. The review concluded that, for the same chemotherapy regimen, RT may increase progression free survival, but has little effect on overall survival for patients. Some background...

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Can Video Gaming Build Resilience? You Decide…

Can Video Gaming Build Resilience?   You Decide…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 0 comments

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a recent news story discussed the mental health consequences of disasters. Researcher Jean Rhodes of University of Massachusetts Boston studied the mental health of young parents living in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. RISK- Resilience In Survivors of Katrina is the project’s name. An...

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