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Evaluating the use of PET scanning after first-line treatment for follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the value of PET (positron emission tomography) scanning after first-line (primary) chemoimmunotherapy in patients with previously untreated follicular lymphoma (FL). This study concluded that PET scanning is a better imaging technique than CT (computed tomography) for assessing treatment response in these...

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Cognitive performance is affected by chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of chemotherapy after surgery on cognitive performance (CP; attention, memory and thinking processes) in patients with colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that patients who received chemotherapy after surgery had a decreased CP. Some background Surgery followed by chemotherapy is the standard...

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Evaluating Zevalin followed by stem cell transplantation for relapsed or refractory NHL

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) followed by high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with relapsed (cancer recurrence) or refractory (does not respond to treatment) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that ibritumomab tiuxetan...

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Lenalidomide consolidation therapy for patients receiving chemoimmunotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of lenalidomide consolidation therapy after chemoimmunotherapy for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This study concluded that this regimen improves outcomes for these patients. Some background Fludarabine (Fludara) is a chemotherapy used for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic...

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Sequential treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have received bendamustine

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of obinutuzumab and venetoclax after bendamustine treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This study concluded that this sequence of treatment caused no unexpected side effects. It also concluded that the outcomes were comparable to established therapies for CLL. Some...

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Congestive heart failure in children with acute leukemia

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study identified the risks and incidence of congestive heart failure in children with acute leukemia (ALL or AML). The study found that risks of heart failure with ALL or AML included female gender and diagnosis at a younger age. Some background Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of stem cell transplant in patients with follicular lymphoma with early treatment failure

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of autologous stem cell transplantation (autoSCT) for patients with follicular lymphoma who experienced early treatment failure (ETF; relapse or disease progression within 2 years after first-line therapy). This study concluded that autoSCT may be an effective option for these patients. Some...

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Comparing open and laparoscopic surgery for patients with rectal cancer 

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer treated with either laparoscopy (LPS; removal of the tumor by using a cable with a camera inserted near the tumor) or open surgery. Researchers found no differences in outcomes between LPS and open surgery for these patients.   Some background Treatment for rectal...

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