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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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Searching for patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer to trial a new treatment regime

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study will examine how safe and effective the medication atezolizumab (Tecentriq) is in combination with other anti-cancer medicines for treating early stage HER2+ breast cancer. The main outcome that will be measured is how many patients completely respond to treatment, with no trace of the cancer remaining. The details...

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Searching for patients with HIV-positive lymphoma to test EPOCH-R chemotherapy

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is evaluating the effectiveness of EPOCH-R chemotherapy for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who are HIV-positive. The main outcome to be measured will be survival without cancer growing or spreading. This study is recruiting in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The details Patients with NHL who are...

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Evaluating PCR therapy for previously untreated indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effectiveness and safety of a new chemotherapy regimen in patients with previously untreated indolent (painless) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that this regimen is effective and well-tolerated for these patients. Some background There are three common types of painless NHL....

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Searching for patients to try a new combination of treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is investigating the effects of AVD [doxorubicin (Adriamycin), vinblastine (Velban), and dacarbazine (DTIC)] with brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) induction chemotherapy, plus nivolumab (Opdivo) for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The main outcome to be measured is survival without cancer worsening 3 years after treatment. The details...

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Comparing urinary function after robotic surgery or radical perineal surgery for early stage prostate cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate two less invasive surgeries in the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). This study found that there was no difference in urinary symptoms 12 months after the two methods.  Some background Prostate surgery is a treatment option for prostate cancer (PCa). This surgery can be carried out by classic...

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