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Is BRESHAP an effective treatment for relapsed and unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how safe and effective brentuximab vedotin (Adcedris) is when added to conventional treatments for relapsed and unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma.  This study concluded that this treatment is safe and effective when used as part of the treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma. Some background Standard treatment for...

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Long-term outcomes of radioimmunotherapy for patients with follicular lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of radioimmunotherapy (RIT) in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). This study concluded that RIT is a safe and effective long-term treatment option for these patients. Some background FL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The current standard first-line treatment for...

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Evaluating BEAM conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan) chemotherapy before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT; transferring healthy cells from a donor) for relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma. This study concluded that alloHCT with BEAM chemotherapy is an alternative...

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Evaluating the safety of EPOCH-R therapy for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated complications associated with reduced-intensity EPOCH-R (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, rituximab) therapy for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that this treatment was associated with high rates of drug delivery complications. Some background...

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Evaluating front-line allogeneic stem cell transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) after front-line (primary) allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that front-line alloSCT is effective in these patients. Some background Chemoimmunotherapy containing rituximab (Rituxan) is the typical front-line...

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Evaluating the long-term outcomes of Zevalin for patients with advanced B cell lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of patients with advanced (stage 3 – 4) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) who received radioimmunotherapy before allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that this treatment regimen improved survival in most of these patients. Some background AlloSCT involves...

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Safety and effectiveness of the biosimilar CT-P10 compared to rituximab in patients with follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of CT-P10 (Truxima) compared to rituximab (Rituxan) in the treatment of follicular lymphoma. Researchers found that CT-P10 had similar safety and effectiveness as rituximab in these patients. Some background Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. It is often treated with drugs...

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Evaluating a new targeted therapy with or without itacitinib for relapsed or refractory lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 15, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a new targeted therapy (INCB040093) with or without itacitinib in patients with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) lymphoma. This study concluded that this new agent was well-tolerated and showed promising effectiveness in these patients.  Some background...

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Evaluating brentuximab vedotin plus gemcitabine in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) plus gemcitabine (Gemzar) in children and young adults with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that this combination is safe and shows promising effectiveness in these...

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Evaluating outcomes after radiotherapy and PET/CT scanning for patients with follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of patients with localized (cancer has not spread to other parts of the body) early-stage follicular lymphoma (FL) after positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning. This study concluded that radiotherapy is a highly effective treatment for these patients. Some background FL is one...

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