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Evaluating nilotinib with chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia with abnormal genes

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to assess the safety and effectiveness of nilotinib (Tasigna) in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with abnormal genes. Researchers found that nilotinib was safe and effective in these patients when combined with chemotherapy. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the immune...

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Evaluating long-term Intensive chemotherapy combined with ponatinib for ALL treatment

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of adding ponatinib (Iclusig) to intensive chemotherapy in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The study found that this treatment is effective on the long-term for these patients. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the bone...

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Inotuzumab ozogamicin for children with unresponsive acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to assess the safety and effectiveness of inotuzumab ozogamicin (InO; Besponsa) for the treatment of children with unresponsive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Researchers found that InO was safe and effective in this group of patients. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the bone...

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Is MRD related to treatment and survival in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to compare the effectiveness of chlorambucil (Leukeran) plus either obinutuzumab (Gazyva) or rituximab (Rituxan) in the treatment of frail patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers found that chlorambucil with obinutuzumab (G-Clb) was more effective than with rituximab (R-Clb) in these...

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The effect of ibrutinib on white blood cell count in CLL

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to look at the effect of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) on white cell count (immune cells) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Researchers found that increases in white cell count during ibrutinib treatment were normal and did not indicate poor outcomes in these patients. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia...

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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of ponatinib for CML

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at the safety and effectiveness of ponatinib (Iclusig) in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Researchers found that ponatinib was safe and effective in previously treated patients with CML. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow. This can lead to abnormal immune...

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Use of specific T-cells in the treatment of ALL

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of specific T-cells to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Researchers found that using these cells was effective in the treatment of these patients. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer of the bone marrow. This can lead to abnormal cells in the immune system. It is often...

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Combinations of lenalidomide, fludarabine and rituximab for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a combination of lenalidomide (Revlimid), fludarabine (Fludara) and rituximab (Rituxan) in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This study concluded that this combination was effective, but the tolerability varied between...

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Stem cell transplantation from the umbilical cord reduces the return of unresponsive acute leukemia

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of using stem cells from the umbilical cord to reduce the return of disease in acute leukemia. Researchers found that stem cells from the umbilical cord were more effective than stem cells from other areas in the treatment of acute leukemia. Some background Refractory acute leukemia (rAL)...

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