In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of the targeted therapy drug nivolumab (Opdivo) at treating advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, particularly for patients with cancer that has spread to the liver. The authors concluded that nivolumab led to an improved overall survival compared to chemotherapy for these patients. Some background...Read More
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In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate laparoscopically harvested omental flap (LHOF) as used in breast reconstruction. It concluded that LHOF is a promising option in partial breast reconstruction after breast conserving surgery. Some background There are several types of surgery used in the treatment of breast cancer....Read More
In a nutshell This study summarized recent recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association on managing hypertension. Some background Managing hypertension (high blood pressure) is important to prevent serious complications such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American College of Cardiology...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of short 15-minute panitumumab (Vectibix) injections. Researchers suggested that these injections were well tolerated with manageable side effects. Some background Panitumumab is a therapy that targets the EFGR receptor on cancer cells. This blocks cell growth which results in cell...Read More
In a nutshell This study reviewed other studies about different treatments for metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma. Researchers suggested that targeted therapy improves overall survival of these patients when compared to chemotherapy. Some background Melanoma is the most dangerous common skin cancer. 70 to 80% of patients are...Read More
What are the long-term outcomes for HL patients who experience treatment failure after an autologous stem cell transplant?
In a nutshell This study analyzed the survival outcomes of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) patients who experience treatment failure after high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (autoSCT). This study concluded that a second stem cell transplant with or without brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) may lead to better...Read More
Is rituximab/bendamustine safer and more effective than R-CHOP in patients with grade 3A follicular lymphoma?
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of the R-B (rituximab, bendamustine) regimen versus the R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) regimen in patients with grade 3A follicular lymphoma (FL3A). This study concluded that R-B is better tolerated and more effective than R-CHOP, making it a...Read More
In a nutshell This paper reviewed the adverse (negative) events associated with new treatments in multiple myeloma. Patients should be closely monitored for adverse events. Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (type of white blood cell). Treatment includes the use of various types of medications. Adverse events...Read More
In a nutshell This paper reviewed the effect of elozutumab (Empliciti) in the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. This study concluded that elozutumab with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone (Ozurdex) can be considered in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Some background Multiple myeloma...Read More
In a nutshell This paper studied the risk of adverse events in patients who receive treatment for multiple myeloma. The use of new drugs increased the risk of low blood count, peripheral neuropathy and blood clots. Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (type of white blood cell). Multiple myeloma can be treated with drugs...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of venetoclax (Venclexta) and rituximab (Rituxan) treatment in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This study concluded that venetoclax-rituximab treatment was effective for these patients. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia...Read More
In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if side effects of imatinib (Gleevec) treatment in chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia would improve if patients were switched to dasatinib (Sprycel) treatment. This study concluded that these patients experience improvements in side effects and quality of life once they switch treatment. Some...Read More