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CAR-T cell therapy and infection risk

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

In a nutshell This study examined infection risk in leukemia and lymphoma patients treated with CAR-T cell therapy, a new type of immunotherapy. Researchers reported that infection rates were comparable to other salvage therapies.  Some background Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy helps the immune system to fight cancer cells. In...

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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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Targeted therapies: Ibrutinib appears superior to idelalisib as first treatment

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the order of treatment with ibrutinib (Imbruvica), idelalisib (Zydelig), and venetoclax (ABT-199) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers concluded that ibrutinib appears superior to idelalisib as first treatment. Some background Early studies are reporting promising results with targeted therapies for...

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Peripheral arterial occlusive disease in chronic myeloid leukemia treated with TKI therapy

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the rates of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with different therapies. The authors concluded that nilotinib (Tasigna) was associated with higher rates of PAOD than other treatments. Some background Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are now the...

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How does hormone receptor status affect patient response to trastuzumab therapy in metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the clinical factors that influence patient response to trastuzumab (Herceptin) therapy in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+) metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Hormone receptor (HR) status was found to be a possible predictor of a strong response to trastuzumab-based therapy. Some background...

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