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How effective is a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy?

How effective is a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) receiving high-dose (HD) chemotherapy. The results showed that netupitant/palonosetron (NEPA; Akynzeo) alone was very effective and safe for these patients. Some background Chemotherapy...

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Which chemotherapy combination causes less kidney damage to patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two chemotherapy combinations – R-DHAP and R-DHAOx – to see which caused less kidney damage in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The results showed that fewer patients receiving R-DHAOx developed poor kidney function than patients receiving R-DHAP. Some background Combinations of chemotherapy...

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The effects of continued blinatumomab therapy in adult patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated treatment outcomes in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who continued blinatumomab (Blincyto; BL) after initial therapy. The authors found that long-term BL therapy can improve survival in these patients. Some background 45% of adults with ALL experience R/R...

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Hemopoietic stem cell transplant after chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if a hemopoietic stem cell transplant should be carried out after chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy in patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.   This study concluded that this treatment path led to high event-free survival in these patients.   Some background...

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Does immune cell boosting drug G-CSF reduce the effects of chemotherapy in different cancers?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) given as a preventative measure in patients with high- and medium-risk cancer receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that preventative G-CSF allowed more patients to complete chemotherapy treatment and lowered patients’ chances of developing...

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Do vitamin and mineral supplements affect the outcomes of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if patients with breast cancer that took different vitamin supplements before or during chemotherapy had poorer results from treatment. The results showed that anti-oxidants vitamin A, C, E, carotenoids and coenzyme Q10, as well as vitamin B12 and iron, negatively impact the outcomes of patients. Some...

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Reviewing treatment options for patients with recurrent classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviews treatment options for patients with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL) that came back (relapsed) after chemotherapy. This study found that targeted therapies are becoming more prevalent and that patient outcomes have improved. Some background cHL is a cancer of white blood cells called lymphocytes....

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Benefits of therapy for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is a document that was developed at a breast cancer conference by a number of experts in the field. It outlines suggested treatment for early-stage breast cancer. The experts concluded that patients and doctors should work together and discuss the benefit of treating early-stage breast cancer in comparison with the potential...

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Evaluating stem cell transplant outcomes for patients classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the outcomes of autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) to treat recurrent classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL). This study concluded that ASCT is effective, with patients who responded after the transplant having the best outcomes. Some background cHL is usually treated with chemotherapy and...

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How effective is long-term brentuximab vedotin treatment for patients with recurrent or non-responding Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated long-term treatment with brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. This study concluded that this treatment had a long-term benefit for some patients. Some background Most patients with HL respond well to initial treatment....

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