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Evaluating the effects of music during chemotherapy for patients with lymphoma

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether listening to music during chemotherapy reduces anxiety in patients with newly diagnosed lymphoma. This study concluded that live music reduced anxiety in these patients. Some background During and after chemotherapy treatment, patients with lymphoma may experience severe anxiety. Fearful thoughts about the...

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Does donor type and melphalan dose impact outcomes for patients with lymphoma who receive a stem cell transplant?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of donor type and melphalan (Alkeran) dose on transplant outcomes for patients with lymphoma. This study concluded that different donor types and melphalan doses have similar outcomes for these patients. Some background Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) is a potentially...

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The impact of graft-versus-lymphoma effect on outcomes after reduced intensity conditioned stem cell transplant

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of the graft-versus-lymphoma effect on the outcomes for patients with lymphoma who are treated with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) with alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT).  This study concluded that the graft-versus-lymphoma effect leads to...

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Can modified chemotherapy treatment improve B-non Hodgkin lymphoma survival rates?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if a modified chemotherapy treatment can improve outcomes for patients with B-non Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), in lower income countries. This study concluded that reduced-intensity chemotherapy can result in long term survival rates in these patients. Some background B–non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) is also known as...

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BEAM versus BEAC high-dose chemotherapy for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of two high-dose chemotherapy regimens for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) before autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). This study concluded that the outcomes were similar between both regimens. Some background High-dose chemotherapy is typically used before ASCT to get rid of any...

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Predicting outcomes using the MIPI score for newly-diagnosed patients with MCL

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the use of the MIPI score for patients with newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). This study concluded that the MIPI score may better predict prognosis for these patients. Some background MCL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that significantly differs between individual patients. The MCL international...

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Combining ibrutinib and umbralisib to treat relapsed/unresponsive mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) combined with umbralisib for patients with released/unresponsive mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). This study concluded that the combination of umbralisib and ibrutinib is well tolerated and effective in these patients.  Some background Mantle cell...

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Evaluating ibrutinib plus nivolumab for relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) plus nivolumab (Opdivo) for relapsed or unresponsive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that this treatment was well-tolerated and showed promising effectiveness in these patients. Some background Treatment remains challenging for high-risk...

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Are patients with follicular lymphoma more likely to develop congestive heart failure?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if patients being treated for follicular lymphoma (FL) have an increased risk of developing congestive heart failure (CHF).  This study concluded that there is an increased risk of developing CHF in patients diagnosed with FL who received anthracyclines between the ages of 66-75.  Some background FL...

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Evaluating the impact of quality of life at diagnosis on patient outcomes for aggressive lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether quality of life (QOL) scores impact outcomes for patients with aggressive lymphoma. This study concluded that QOL scores at diagnosis may predict survival outcomes for these patients. Some background The International Prognostic Index (IPI) is the most widely used tool to predict survival outcomes for...

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Predicting the effects of stem cell transplant in older patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of stem cell transplant for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in older patients. The main finding was that patients who responded to chemotherapy had better outcomes after stem cell transplant. Some background Stem cell transplant is often used to treat NHL. This involves the transfer of healthy cells to a...

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