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A review in melanoma brain metastasis treatment

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the currently available treatments for melanoma brain metastasis (MBM; spread to the brain). Researchers reported that treatment should be personalized for the different types of patients.  Some background Melanoma has the highest risk of spreading to the brain among all common cancer types. Until the last...

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Side effects of targeted therapies to treat metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the negative side effects of targeted therapy to treat elderly and younger metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer patients. Researchers suggested that side effects were different between these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide....

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Use of bortezomib plus rituximab to treat patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of bortezomib plus rituximab for treating patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma. The study concluded that bortezomib plus rituximab is a safe and effective treatment for patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma.  Some background Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a common type of...

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Upfront autologous stem cell transplantation treatment for patients with high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of autologous stem cell transplantation after their first remission for patients with high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The study concluded that patients who received autologous stem cell transplantation had better outcomes than those who did not. Some background Diffuse large B-cell...

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Risk of developing a secondary cancer after Hodgkin lymphoma treatment: A review

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review explored the risk of developing a secondary cancer after being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The review concluded that intensified chemotherapy and radiotherapy are more effective but are associated with a greater risk of developing a secondary cancer.  Some background Hodgkin...

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Gender affects outcomes of rituximab-based treatment

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of gender on treatment outcomes with chemo-immunotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers reported better survival and disease progression outcomes for female patients receiving rituximab-based (Rituxan) therapy.  Some background Men are more likely to develop CLL than women....

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Sorafenib as a maintenance therapy after stem cell transplant for patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if sorafenib (Nexavar) would be a useful maintenance therapy for acute myeloid leukemia patients who have received a stem cell transplant. This study concluded that sorafenib is useful as a maintenance therapy in these patients.  Some background Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs when abnormal...

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The benefits of clinical trials for teens and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if clinical trials provide benefit for teens and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This study concluded that teens and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who participated in clinical trials benefit from them.  Some background Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) occurs...

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Comparison of two types of male sling for bladder control after prostate surgery

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared adjustable and non-adjustable slings used in males after prostate surgery to help with bladder control. The study found that more patients chose the adjustable type, but no difference was found in symptoms or patient satisfaction between the two types of sling. Some background Surgical removal of the prostate can...

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