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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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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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Looking for newly diagnosed patients with acute myelogenous leukemia to test a chemotherapy combination

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is investigating the effectiveness of adding chemotherapy drug venetoclax to a standard chemotherapy treatment for patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). The main outcome for this study would be the maximum amount of the drug that gives the most benefits to patients and the effectiveness of the drug. This study...

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Evaluating strategies to preserve fertility in cancer patients

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

In a nutshell This study investigated female fertility preservation (FFP) in cancer patients. They found that FFP should be discussed with all women of reproductive age undergoing cancer treatment. Some background Cancer can have many negative effects on patient health. Infertility is a particular concern for younger female patients. Pregnancy rates...

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Blinatumomab vs chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed or unresponsive acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of blinatumomab (Blincyto) with chemotherapy in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Researchers found the survival was higher with blinatumomab than chemotherapy alone. Some background Patients with unresponsive or relapsed ALL treated with chemotherapy have...

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Looking for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia to test a new treatment combination

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating how well CPI-613 plus chemotherapy works in older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who have a complete disappearance of all signs of cancer. This trial is taking place across the United...

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Comparing complete remission in patients with acute myeloid leukemia who receive standard or high-dose chemotherapy

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare levels of early complete remission in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with standard or sequential high-dose chemotherapy.  This study concluded that sequential high-dose chemotherapy led to early complete remission in these patients.  Some background Sequential high-dose...

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