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Evaluating BEAM conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan) chemotherapy before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT; transferring healthy cells from a donor) for relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma. This study concluded that alloHCT with BEAM chemotherapy is an alternative...

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Evaluating BEAM conditioning for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of BEAM (carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan) chemotherapy before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT; transferring healthy cells from a donor) for relapsed or unresponsive lymphoma. This study concluded that alloHCT with BEAM chemotherapy is an alternative...

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How effective and safe is pomalidomide in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of pomalidomide (Pomalyst) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) multiple myeloma (RRMM) in a real-life setting. The authors concluded that this treatment is safe and effective in these patients.  Some background Multiple myeloma...

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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 ixazomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone treatment for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of combining ixazomib (Ninlaro), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) and dexamethasone (Decadron) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) multiple myeloma (RRMM). The authors concluded that the combination treatment is safe and gave...

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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 long-term outcomes of ibrutinib for relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) treatment in patients with relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). This study concluded that ibrutinib is effective and well-tolerated in these patients. Some background MCL is a rare but aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s...

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The safety and effectiveness of bosutinib in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of bosutinib (Bosulif) in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Researchers found that bosutinib was effective in patients who have failed other similar drug treatments. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the bone marrow. This can lead to abnormal...

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Is Daratumumab added to bortezomib plus dexamethasone better in treating multiple myeloma?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of adding daratumumab (Darzalex) to bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone (Decadron) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory (does not respond to treatment) multiple myeloma (RRMM). The authors concluded that the addition of daratumumab is safe and gave the greatest benefit to...

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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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