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Evaluating the use of PET scanning after first-line treatment for follicular lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the value of PET (positron emission tomography) scanning after first-line (primary) chemoimmunotherapy in patients with previously untreated follicular lymphoma (FL). This study concluded that PET scanning is a better imaging technique than CT (computed tomography) for assessing treatment response in these...

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Evaluating rituximab maintenance therapy for elderly patients with follicular lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of maintenance therapy with rituximab (Rituxan) in elderly patients with newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma (FL). This study concluded that maintenance rituximab treatment improved survival outcomes in these patients in a real-world setting. Some background Chemoimmunotherapy containing rituximab...

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Comparing prostate surgery with radiotherapy and radiotherapy with androgen deprivation therapy for advanced prostate cancer

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the long-term effects of two treatment combinations for advanced prostate cancer. This study found that surgery and radiotherapy had improved overall survival in comparison with radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in these patients, but with higher rates of side-effects. Some background...

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Evaluating short-course ABVD chemotherapy in patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of short-course (2 cycles) ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) chemotherapy with interim PET scanning in previously untreated patients with early-stage (stage 1 – 2) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that short-course ABVD was effective in the majority of...

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Sequential treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have received bendamustine

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of obinutuzumab and venetoclax after bendamustine treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This study concluded that this sequence of treatment caused no unexpected side effects. It also concluded that the outcomes were comparable to established therapies for CLL. Some...

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Can ultrasound of the joints predict remission in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if an ultrasound of the joints (musculoskeletal) can predict if remission can be achieved in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that ultrasound can predict if a patient with RA will achieve remission. Some background The aim of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is to reduce disease activity....

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Evaluating duvelisib for the treatment of CLL

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of duvelisib in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This study concluded that duvelisib may be an effective new therapy with manageable side effects. Some background CLL is the most common type of leukemia in adults in the U.S. Although therapy options have increased, many...

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Post-surgery chemotherapy in early rectal cancer is associated with improved outcomes

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of localized surgery followed by chemotherapy compared with total mesorectal excision (TME; bowel and lymph nodes around the tumor are removed) in early stages (T0 to T1) of rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that local surgery followed by chemotherapy improves long term outcomes in early stages of...

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