In a nutshell This study analyzed the survival outcomes of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) patients who experience treatment failure after high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (autoSCT). This study concluded that a second stem cell transplant with or without brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) may lead to better...Read More
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What are the outcomes for lymphoma patients who received TECAM chemotherapy before a stem cell transplant?
In a nutshell This study analyzed data from patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) who received TECAM (etoposide, thiotepa, cytarabine, cyclophosphamide, melphalan) chemotherapy before autoSCT (autologous stem cell transplantation). The authors concluded that TECAM is an effective pre-autoSCT regimen for...Read More
Can white blood cell count ratios help predict outcomes for newly diagnosed HL patients receiving PET2-mediated treatment?
In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of white blood cell counts on the outcomes of newly diagnosed Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) patients receiving treatment mediated by PET2 (PET scanning after 2 cycles of chemotherapy). This study concluded that ratios of different types of white blood cells combined with PET2 can be a meaningful...Read More
Does brentuximab vedotin improve stem cell transplant outcomes for classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients?
In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) patients who did or did not receive brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) before allogeneic stem cell transplantation. This study concluded that pre-transplant brentuximab vedotin treatment does not lead to better post-transplant outcomes. Some background...Read More
The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the long-term safety and effectiveness of bendamustine (Treanda) in lymphoma and leukemia. This study concluded that bendamustine is a safe and effective therapy for these patients. Some background Bendamustine has been shown to have high effectiveness and few side effects for a wide range of lymphomas. This drug is...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of treating elderly lymphoma patients with autologous stem cell transplantation. The study concluded that autologous stem cell transplantation should be considered on an individual basis, and age should not automatically disqualify elderly patients. Some background Patients with lymphoma...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the individual risk of ischemic heart disease and stroke through age 50 in 5-year survivors of childhood cancer. The authors concluded that these conditions can be reasonably predicted using information available after childhood cancer therapy. Some background For the 400,000 childhood cancer survivors in the...Read More
Thirty-eight states in the US have passed “Right To Try” laws. These are laws that are created to give terminally ill patients who have run out of options access to experimental drugs that have not completed the FDA approval process. There is an effort underway to pass this type of legislation on a federal level. On February 8, the #LCSM (Lung...Read More
Do two cycles of stem cell therapy lead to longer progression free survival in relapsed or refractory HL patients?
In a nutshell This study determined if progression-free survival (time from treatment before disease progression) could be improved in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) who received two cycles (tandem) of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT). This study concluded that tandem AHSCT appears effective...Read More
In a nutshell The current paper reviews the development of new therapies for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), including combination chemotherapy and immunotherapies. Some background Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) comprises 10% of new lymphoma cases in the U.S., with 21% of these occurring in adolescents. Thanks to advancements in treatment, mortality rates...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of developing breast cancer while on hormone replacement therapy for female patients who were treated with radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma. The authors concluded that radiation therapy significantly increased the risk of developing breast cancer, and hormone replacement therapy did not significantly increase the...Read More