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Evaluating Zevalin followed by stem cell transplantation for relapsed or refractory NHL

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) followed by high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed (cancer recurrence) or refractory (does not respond to treatment) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that ibritumomab tiuxetan...

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Evaluating venetoclax monotherapy for relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 27, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of venetoclax (Venclexta) monotherapy (single-agent treatment) in patients with relapsed (cancer recurrence) or refractory (does not respond to initial treatment) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). This study concluded that venetoclax monotherapy is promising, with minimal side effects. Some...

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Evaluating brentuximab vedotin in high-risk patients with relapsed or refractory HL

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) in patients with relapsed (cancer recurrence) or refractory (does not respond to treatment) Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that brentuximab vedotin was effective and well-tolerated in these high-risk patients. Some background The...

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The effects of brentuximab vedotin in patients with unresponsive Hodgkin Lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of brentuximab vedotin in patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma after stem cell transplant. Brentuximab vedotin appeared to be effective and safe for these patients. Some background Many patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are cured by standard therapies. However, some patients lose...

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Evaluating cabazitaxel in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of cabazitaxel used for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This study found that patients treated with cabazitaxel had maintained or improved quality of life and pain control. Some background One treatment option for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation...

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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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Evaluating nilotinib and dasatinib in pediatric patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of second-generation tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors after imatinib (Gleevec) therapy in children and adolescents with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The authors concluded that second-generation TK inhibitors may be a viable first-line treatment option for these patients. Some background...

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Should men with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer receive further hormone therapy?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to discover the optimal timing of hormone therapies in combination with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. This study found that treatment with a second hormone therapy after prostate cancer becomes immune to hormone treatment is associated...

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