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A review of adolescent Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed how the research on pediatric and adult Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) could be applied to adolescent HL. The main finding was that treatments for pediatric and adult HL have similar effects in adolescent HL. Some background About 8500 people are diagnosed with HL in the US each year. There are 2 main types of HL:...

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Evaluating BEAM conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan) chemotherapy before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT; transferring healthy cells from a donor) for relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma. This study concluded that alloHCT with BEAM chemotherapy is an alternative...

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What are the effects of lenalidomide, doxorubicin, vinblastine and dacarbazine in Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of adding lenalidomide (Revlimid) to doxorubicin (Adriamycin), vinblastine (Velban), and dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome) treatment for older patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The main finding was that this combination is effective but severe side-effects may be experienced. Some background HL is a cancer...

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Does PET/CT scanning affect treatment and survival of patients with lymphoma?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of PET/CT scanning on the treatment and survival of patients with lymphoma. Researchers found that PET/CT improved the management plan and survival of these patients. Some background PET/CT are types of scans that detect changes in cells and tissues inside the body. They can be used to check the sites of...

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Evaluating the impact of early PET/CT scanning on survival in patients with lymphoma after stem cell transplant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of early FDG PET/CT scanning on the survival of patients with lymphoma after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that having positive scan results at 3 months after alloSCT may highly predict relapse and poor survival in these patients. Some background An alloSCT is a...

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Evaluating the impact of early PET/CT scanning on survival in patients with lymphoma after stem cell transplant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of early FDG PET/CT scanning on the survival of patients with lymphoma after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that having positive scan results at 3 months after alloSCT may highly predict relapse and poor survival in these patients. Some background An alloSCT is a...

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Evaluating a new targeted therapy with or without itacitinib for relapsed or refractory lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a new targeted therapy (INCB040093) with or without itacitinib in patients with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) lymphoma. This study concluded that this new agent was well-tolerated and showed promising effectiveness in these patients.  Some background...

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Tiredness in children and teenagers with leukemia/lymphoma and stem cell transplants.

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to identify risk factors of tiredness in children treated for leukemia and lymphoma or who received a stem cell transplant. Researchers found that older age and active treatment were risk factors for developing severe tiredness in these patients. Some background Cancer treatment leads to severe tiredness (fatigue) over...

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Evaluating the impact of autoimmune conditions on the outcomes of patients with lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of autoimmune conditions on the outcomes of patients with lymphoma. This study concluded that these conditions may negatively impact survival outcomes for these patients. Some background Autoimmune conditions are a group of diseases where the immune system attacks the body’s healthy tissues. One...

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Do ACE inhibitors help with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in leukemia and lymphoma?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if enalapril influences anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in children with leukemia and lymphoma. This study concluded that enalapril has a role in reducing anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in these patients. Some background Anthracyclines are a class of chemotherapy drugs that can be used for...

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Evaluating brentuximab vedotin plus gemcitabine in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) plus gemcitabine (Gemzar) in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that this combination is safe and shows promising effectiveness in these...

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