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Evaluating risk of late versus early relapse for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of relapse 5 years or more after treatment for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DBLCL). This study concluded that the outcomes of patients with a late relapse were better than those in patients who relapsed early after treatment. Some background DLBCL is one of the most common types of...

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Decitabine, cytarabine and umbilical cord blood infusion as consolidation therapy for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the combination of low-dose decitabine, medium-dose cytarabine and umbilical cord blood infusion as a consolidation therapy for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia.   This study concluded that this treatment combination was effective in these patients.   Some...

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Evaluating the safety of re-treatment with radium-223

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of radium-223 (Xofigo, formerly known as Alpharadin) in patients with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones and who have had this treatment previously. This study found that re-treatment with radium-223 was well tolerated and with good results. Some background...

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Nivolumab in previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer – what is the long-term outlook for survival?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated survival rates in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after nivolumab (Opdivo) treatment.  They found that nivolumab was associated with longer survival time in patients that responded to treatment.  Some background Lung cancer (LC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Non-small...

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Surviving cancer – is there a greater risk of cardiovascular disease long-term?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in cancer survivors.  They found that cancer survivors have a higher risk of CVD. Some background Improved cancer detection and treatment has increased the rates of survival. The number of cancer survivors living for more than 10 years is growing. Some...

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Surviving cancer – is there a greater risk of cardiovascular disease long-term?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in cancer survivors.  They found that cancer survivors have a higher risk of CVD. Some background Improved cancer detection and treatment has increased the rates of survival. The number of cancer survivors living for more than 10 years is growing. Some...

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Surviving cancer – is there a greater risk of cardiovascular disease long-term?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in cancer survivors.  They found that cancer survivors have a higher risk of CVD. Some background Improved cancer detection and treatment has increased the rates of survival. The number of cancer survivors living for more than 10 years is growing. Some...

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Surviving cancer – is there a greater risk of cardiovascular disease long-term?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if there is a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in cancer survivors.  They found that cancer survivors have a higher risk of CVD. Some background Improved cancer detection and treatment has increased the rates of survival. The number of cancer survivors living for more than 10 years is growing. Some...

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