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Management of DLBCL patients at high risk of brain metastasis

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the treatment options for patients with very high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Some background Although aggressive lymphomas are sensitive to chemotherapy, many patients do not respond well to first-line treatment. DLBCL patients with certain risk factors may develop relapsed disease in the brain. The...

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Is pirarubicin safer and more effective than doxorubicin in R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of two first-line chemotherapy regimens for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that the R-THP-COP regimen was as effective as conventional R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Some background R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine,...

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Is pirarubicin safer and more effective than doxorubicin in R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of two first-line chemotherapy regimens for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that the R-THP-COP regimen was as effective as conventional R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Some background R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine,...

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Comparing survival outcomes for elderly DLBCL patients receiving different first-line chemotherapies

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of different chemotherapies on the survival outcomes of elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This study concluded that R-CHOP treatment is associated with very good survival in elderly patients with DLBCL. Some background Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common...

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Comparing survival outcomes for elderly DLBCL patients receiving different first-line chemotherapies

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of different chemotherapies on the survival outcomes of elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This study concluded that R-CHOP treatment is associated with very good survival in elderly patients with DLBCL. Some background Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common...

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Pre-stem cell transplant BEAM versus FEAM for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan) and FEAM (fotemustine instead of carmustine) chemotherapy regimens in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This study concluded that these regimens are similarly effective, but FEAM was associated with more severe side effects. Some...

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Pre-stem cell transplant BEAM versus FEAM for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, melphalan) and FEAM (fotemustine instead of carmustine) chemotherapy regimens in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This study concluded that these regimens are similarly effective, but FEAM was associated with more severe side effects. Some...

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Chemotherapy after radiotherapy for early-stage follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of systemic chemotherapy after radiotherapy for early-stage follicular lymphoma. This study concluded that this combined treatment is more effective than radiotherapy alone for early-stage follicular lymphoma. Some background Radiotherapy can help control local disease in more than 90%...

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Front-line treatments for elderly patients with mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed the front-line treatment options for elderly (65 years or older) patients with mantle cell lymphoma. Some background For older patients with mantle cell lymphoma, the goals of front-line treatment vary. More intense treatments such as chemotherapy can help achieve remission and improve survival. However, frail...

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Does radiotherapy improve outcomes for patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the outcomes of rituximab (Rituxan)-treated patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that radiotherapy has significant therapeutic benefits for these patients. Some background Primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare type of...

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