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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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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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Venetoclax-rituximab combination improves survival in patients with unresponsive and relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of venetoclax-rituximab (Venclexta–Rituxan) in patients with unresponsive or relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers found that this treatment improved survival in patients with CLL. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. This can...

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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of axicabtagene ciloleucel for unresponsive B-cell lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of axicabtagene ciloleucel (AC; Yescarta) in the treatment of unresponsive B-cell lymphoma. Researchers found that AC is a safe and effective treatment for these patients. Some background B-cell lymphoma is a cancer of cells in the immune system. It is treated with medication that targets...

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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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Adding inotuzumab ozogamicin with or without blinatumomab to chemotherapy for ALL.

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of adding inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa) and blinatumomab (Blincyto) to low-intensity chemotherapy in the treatment of ALL. Researchers found that this combination of treatment was effective in these patients. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the bone marrow. This...

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Is blinatumomab safe and effective in the treatment of ALL?

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of blinatumomab (Blincyto) in the treatment of unresponsive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Researchers found that blinatumomab was safe and effective in the treatment of these patients. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow. This can lead...

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Is regorafenib a safe option for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of regorafenib (Stivarga) to treat patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC) that progressed after initial treatment. Researchers suggested that regorafenib is a safe option to treat these patients. Some background The standard treatment...

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Evaluating the long-term outcomes of brentuximab vedotin after stem cell transplantation for classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term survival and safety of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) treatment for patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) after autologous stem cell transplantation (auto-SCT; patient's own healthy stem cells are retrieved and then returned into the body after cancer has been removed with chemotherapy...

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