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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Shingrix vaccine for patients with leukemia or lymphoma

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix) in patients with blood cancer who are receiving anti-cancer therapy. This study concluded that the Shingrix vaccine was effective in these patients, with manageable side effects. Some background Shingles is caused by a virus called herpes zoster....

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The outcomes of stem cell transplant for patients with blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia pretreated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of stem cell transplant in patients with blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia who were pre-treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors.   This study concluded that the survival of these patients was strongly dependent on pretransplant remission status.  Some background...

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Outcomes od BCR-ABL mutated chronic myeloid leukemia patients who have failed tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the frequency of BCR-ABL kinase domain mutation detection and its prognostic significance in patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs).  This study concluded that early mutation detection and use of 2nd and...

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Immunoglobulin levels at diagnosis and outcomes of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the relationship between immunoglobulin (Ig) levels and clinical outcomes in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  This study concluded that levels of IgG and IgA at diagnosis are important prognostic markers for infection in these patients.  Some background Immunoglobulins (Ig)...

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Stem cell transplant after chimeric antigen receptor therapy in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if stem cell transplantation (SCT) could improve the long-term prognosis of minimal residual disease negative complete remission (MRD-CR) patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) after chimeric antigen receptor-modified (CAR) T-cell therapy.  This study concluded that this...

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Comparing outcomes in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with detectable and undetectable minimal residual disease

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who achieved detectable and undetectable minimal residual disease (MRD).   This study concluded that patients with undetectable MRD had better outcomes than those with detectable MRD.  Some background Minimal...

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