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Can radioimmunotherapy help make chemotherapy more effective for patients with follicular lymphoma?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if Y-90 (Zevalin) improved the effectiveness of chemotherapy for follicular lymphoma.  The authors found that Y-90 improved the effectiveness of chemotherapy and was generally safe. Some background Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  It is usually treated with chemotherapy.  BR...

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Searching for patients to try combinations of treatments for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is looking for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) to try different treatment regimens. The main outcome that will be measured is the number of patients who do not experience cancer worsening after treatment. This trial is recruiting in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The details There are several...

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Evaluating SCR chemotherapy for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a new chemotherapy regimen for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that this regimen was highly effective for these patients, but was associated with some side effects. Some background For patients with NHL, age is one determining factor for treatment...

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Searching for patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia to test combined immunotherapy

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 study is evaluating the effectiveness of a new combination therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who have a complete disappearance of all signs of cancer. This study is recruiting in Rochester, New York, US. The details Typical treatments for CLL...

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Venetoclax – obinutuzumab combination treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and additional illness

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the venetoclax (Venclexta) – obinutuzumab (Gazyva) combination in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and a coexisting condition. This study concluded that this combination provided better outcomes for these patients than a chlorambucil...

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Nivolumab plus AVD chemotherapy for patients with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo) alone or with chemotherapy for patients with advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). This study concluded that nivolumab plus chemotherapy was promising, with manageable side effects for these patients. Some background Standard first-line chemotherapy is highly effective...

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Searching for patients with prostate cancer to test low-dose or high-dose brachytherapy

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of low dose rate (LDR) vs high dose rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) for patients with prostate cancer (PC). The main outcome to be measured will be the quality of life in terms of urinary symptoms. This trial is recruiting in British Columbia,...

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Searching for children with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma to test a new chemoimmunotherapy combination regimen

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating the effectiveness of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) plus chemotherapy for children with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The main outcome to be measured will be the number of patients who respond to treatment. The details Brentuximab vedotin is being tested to treat children who have advanced HL. Brentuximab...

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Further surgery or non-surgical options for patients with remaining breast cancer after surgery

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether treating breast cancer that has not been completely removed with more surgery was more effective than non-surgical options such as chemotherapy. This study found that there was no difference in outcomes between treating with further surgery versus treating with a non-surgical option. Some...

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