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The effects of brentuximab vedotin in patients with unresponsive Hodgkin Lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of brentuximab vedotin in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma after stem cell transplant. Brentuximab vedotin appeared to be effective and safe for these patients. Some background Many patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are cured by standard therapies. However, some patients lose...

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Chemoradiation and hypothyroidism in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the development of hypothyroidism in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after chemoradiation therapy. Patients were more likely to develop hypothyroidism after intensity modulated radiation therapy than after 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy. Some background Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are commonly...

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“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

“Your Life Depends on Your Own Advocacy”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

“Always trust your gut. Don’t leave your treatment in the hands of someone that you don’t trust or that does not seem like a team player. Yes, they are all smart—even brilliant—but read, read, read, and question them at every corner and challenge the standard of care. Exercise, healthy eating, learning the ropes of insurance, mediation/prayer...

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Evaluating the risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome after a stem cell transplant

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) development in patients with lymphoma and myeloma after an autologous stem cell transplant (autoSCT). This study concluded that this risk is quite high after autoSCT in these patients. Some background AML and MDS are known long-term...

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Evaluating the long-term risk of cardiovascular mortality in lymphoma survivors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term risk of cardiovascular mortality (death due to heart and blood vessel disease) among lymphoma survivors, compared to the general population. This study concluded that lymphoma survivors have a higher cardiovascular mortality risk compared to the general population. Some background Advances in...

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Clinical Trials Today

Clinical Trials Today

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Nocturia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 4 comments

Prior to the 20th century, most people lived about 47 years in the developed world because of infectious diseases. In 1940, the first use of penicillin to treat infectious diseases occurred and penicillin became available in 1945 to the general public. Science and research conducted throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created more antibiotics so that life...

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A 2018 update on Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review paper analysed the current status of Hodgkin lymphoma research. Following this analysis, guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma were made. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare form of cancer which affects B cells (a type of white blood cell). It is necessary to determine which stage of the...

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Investigating bone loss in adult patients with lymphoma or leukemia

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the occurrence and impact of bone loss in adult patients with lymphoma and leukemia. This study concluded that these patients have significant bone loss compared to the general population.  Some background Bone loss is a known consequence of many cancers and their treatments. In healthy adults, bone loss is...

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