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The safety of blinatumomab in the treatment of ALL

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and effectiveness of blinatumomab (Blincyto) compared with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study found that blinatumomab was a safe and effective treatment option compared to chemotherapy in patients with ALL. Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is...

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Allogeneic transplant for multiple myeloma

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the role of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in multiple myeloma. The study determined that allogeneic stem cell transplant is feasible for patients who have previously received other treatment. Some background Survival of patients with multiple myeloma has improved with the development of new...

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A new treatment combination for patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of venetoclax (Venclexta) and rituximab (Rituxan) treatment in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This study concluded that venetoclax-rituximab treatment was effective for these patients.     Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia...

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What are the real-world outcomes for ASCT-ineligible patients with refractory or relapsed HL who are given brentuximab vedotin?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the real-world outcomes for patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma (rrHL) who were given brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) due to ineligibility for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). The study concluded that brentuximab vedotin is feasible and effective in patients with rrHL who are...

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A review of CAR-T cell therapy for CLL

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed CAR-T cell therapy, a new type of immunotherapy, for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Some background Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy helps the immune system to fight cancer cells. In this treatment, immune cells (the T-cells) are removed from the blood. The T-cells are then genetically modified...

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Current treatment options for patients with relapsed or difficult to treat mantle cell lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explores the current treatments for patients with relapsed or difficult to treat mantle cell lymphoma.  Some background Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients with relapsed MCL generally have poor outcomes. These patients with relapsed or difficult to treat (refractory) MCL have...

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