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Evaluating isatuximab plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone for non-responsive multiple myeloma

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated  isatuximab, pomalidomide (Imnovid) and dexamethasone (Decadron) for recurrent or non-responsive multiple myeloma (MM). This study concluded that this treatment combination was safe and effective for these patients. Some background There are several treatment options for patients with MM. Most initial...

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Evaluating scoring systems used to predict outcomes for patients with advanced HL

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS) measuring 7 factors (IPSS7) versus the IPSS measuring 3 factors (IPSS3) in predicting outcomes for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). This study concluded that there was no significant difference between these scoring systems. Some...

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Can molecular monitoring help treatment and outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of molecular monitoring to assess outcomes in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia. Researchers found that molecular monitoring at 3 and 12 months is beneficial to these patients. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the bone marrow. This leads to an abnormal immune system and...

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Risk of hepatitis B reactivation in patients with lymphomas receiving obinutuzumab or rituximab

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of reactivating hepatitis B (HBV) infection in patients with lymphoma treated with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) or rituximab (Rituxan). Researchers found that HBV infection was reactivated in some of these patients but treatment options are available. Some background Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system....

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Evaluating the impact of early PET/CT scanning on survival in patients with lymphoma after stem cell transplant

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of early FDG PET/CT scanning on the survival of patients with lymphoma after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that having positive scan results at 3 months after alloSCT may highly predict relapse and poor survival in these patients. Some background An alloSCT is a...

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Evaluating the impact of early PET/CT scanning on survival in patients with lymphoma after stem cell transplant

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of early FDG PET/CT scanning on the survival of patients with lymphoma after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that having positive scan results at 3 months after alloSCT may highly predict relapse and poor survival in these patients. Some background An alloSCT is a...

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Evaluating the impact of early PET/CT scanning on survival in patients with lymphoma after stem cell transplant

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of early FDG PET/CT scanning on the survival of patients with lymphoma after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT). This study concluded that having positive scan results at 3 months after alloSCT may highly predict relapse and poor survival in these patients. Some background An alloSCT is a...

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Re-treatment with cetuximab improves cancer outcomes in patients with inoperable colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of cetuximab (Erbitux) in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer who did not respond to initial cetuximab treatment. Researchers suggested that this treatment may be beneficial in longer treatment durations. Some background The standard treatment for patients...

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Long term results discussing radiotherapy and hormone therapy treatments for patients with prostate cancer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate whole pelvic radiotherapy (WPRT) compared to prostate only radiotherapy (PORT) with hormonal therapy (HT) before or after radiation for patients with intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer. This study found that HT before radiotherapy and WPRT had superior long-term survival without cancer growing or...

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The effect of ibrutinib on white blood cell count in CLL

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to look at the effect of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) on white cell count (immune cells) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Researchers found that increases in white cell count during ibrutinib treatment were normal and did not indicate poor outcomes in these patients. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia...

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Evaluating outcomes after radiotherapy and PET/CT scanning for patients with follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of patients with localized (cancer has not spread to other parts of the body) early-stage follicular lymphoma (FL) after positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanning. This study concluded that radiotherapy is a highly effective treatment for these patients. Some background FL is one...

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