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Evaluating isatuximab plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone for non-responsive multiple myeloma

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated  isatuximab, pomalidomide (Imnovid) and dexamethasone (Decadron) for recurrent or non-responsive multiple myeloma (MM). This study concluded that this treatment combination was safe and effective for these patients. Some background There are several treatment options for patients with MM. Most initial...

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Evaluating rituximab plus lenalidomide for recurrent or non-responsive indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of rituximab (Rituxan) plus lenalidomide (Revlimid) for patients with recurrent or non-responsive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that lenalidomide was well-tolerated and improved the effectiveness of rituximab in these patients. Some background Follicular...

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Evaluating long-term outcomes after radiation and stem cell transplantation for recurrent or unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of patients with recurrent or non-responsive classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) after undergoing radiation, chemotherapy, and autologous stem cell transplantation (autoSCT). This study concluded that total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) therapy before a bone marrow transplant can improve...

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Evaluating PD-1 inhibitors for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma in a real-world setting

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of PD-1 inhibitors for patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) outside of clinical trials. This study concluded that PD-1 inhibitors are safe and effective for these patients. Some background Standard first-line chemotherapy is highly effective in treating 70 – 80% of...

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The impact of graft-versus-lymphoma effect on outcomes after reduced intensity conditioned stem cell transplant

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of the graft-versus-lymphoma effect on the outcomes for patients with lymphoma who are treated with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) with alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT). This study concluded that the graft-versus-lymphoma effect leads...

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The impact of graft-versus-lymphoma effect on outcomes after reduced intensity conditioned stem cell transplant

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the impact of the graft-versus-lymphoma effect on the outcomes for patients with lymphoma who are treated with reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) with alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT).  This study concluded that the graft-versus-lymphoma effect leads to...

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

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

In a nutshell This study examined if nivolumab is an effective treatment for relapsed and unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma. This study concluded that nivolumab is an effective treatment for these patients, regardless of previous stem cell treatment status. Some background Standard treatment for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) which has relapsed or...

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Evaluating carfilzomib plus dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of carfilzomib (Kyprolis) and dexamethasone (Decadron) on quality of life for patients with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) multiple myeloma (MM). This study concluded that patients treated with this combination had a higher quality of life. Some background MM is a...

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Comparing ibrutinib and ofatumumab in patients with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate patient well-being and patient-reported outcomes in previously treated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who receive ibrutinib (Imbruvica) or ofatumumab (Arzerra). They concluded that ibrutinib can improve quality of life while prolonging survival in these patients. Some background...

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