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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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Evaluating combination CAR-T cell therapy for recurrent or treatment-resistant multiple myeloma

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of combining two T-cell therapies for multiple myeloma (MM) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. This study concluded that this treatment showed promising effectiveness for these patients. Some background Treatment for patients with MM that has come back (relapsed)...

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Does remission status influence outcomes of SCT for patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) in patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (CHL) that was refractory (resistant to treatment) or had relapsed. The study found that patients in complete remission (no signs of cancer) when they received the transplant had better outcomes. Some...

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Lymphoma transformation risk in patients with advanced follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the frequency of lymphoma transformation in patients with advanced-stage follicular lymphoma (FL) after treatment with BR (bendamustine, rituximab). This study concluded these patients might be at risk for lymphoma transformation after initial treatment. Some background FL is the second most common type of...

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Evaluating pembrolizumab for patients with reoccurring classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) that came back after initial treatment. This study concluded that pembrolizumab was effective for these patients, with manageable side effects. Some background First-line chemotherapy is highly...

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Evaluating GVDex chemotherapy for patients with recurrent or persistent Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if GVDex is as effective and safe as GVDoxil for treating Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. The authors found that GVDex was as effective as GVDoxil, with fewer side effects. Some background For most patients with HL, primary therapy is highly effective....

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Evaluating nivolumab plus brentuximab vedotin for patients with relapsed or unresponsive primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated nivolumab (Opdivo) plus brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) in patients with relapsed or unresponsive primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL). This study concluded that this combination is promising and was well-tolerated. Some background PMBCL is a rare but aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)....

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