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Axicabtagene ciloleucel for aggressive B-cell lymphoma outside clinical trials

Axicabtagene ciloleucel for aggressive B-cell lymphoma outside clinical trials

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) to treat B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma which has returned after previous treatment outside of clinical trials. It found that most patients responded to this immune therapy and that some patients had a complete response. Some background B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a group of...

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How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how COVID-19 infection affects patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and the role of other factors in COVID-19 complications. The results showed that patients with advanced age and other medical conditions had a higher risk of COVID-19 complications but chemotherapy treatment did not need to be stopped. Some...

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Which targeted therapy leads to the best quality of life for advanced FL?

Which targeted therapy leads to the best quality of life for advanced FL?

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the quality of life for patients with advanced follicular lymphoma (FL) who were treated with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) and chemotherapy compared to those treated with rituximab (Rituxan) and chemotherapy. It found that both targeted antibody therapies improved quality of life for patients with advanced FL. Some background...

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Higher or lower radiotherapy dose for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing stem cell transplantation?

Higher or lower radiotherapy dose for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing stem cell transplantation?

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how effective and safe a higher radiotherapy dose was for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) undergoing stem cell transplantation (SCT). The authors found that patients who received a lower radiotherapy dose survived longer and had fewer side effects than the higher dose. Some background NHL is a cancer of...

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Which chemotherapy combination causes less kidney damage to patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two chemotherapy combinations – R-DHAP and R-DHAOx – to see which caused less kidney damage in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The results showed that fewer patients receiving R-DHAOx developed poor kidney function than patients receiving R-DHAP. Some background Combinations of chemotherapy...

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Do stem cell transplants improve patients’ long-term survival?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the long-term survival of patients who received stem cell transplants (SCT) and compared them to the general population. The authors found that patients who received SCTs had almost the same chance of survival as the general population and identified factors that alter this chance. Some background Treatments such as...

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Does immune cell boosting drug G-CSF reduce the effects of chemotherapy in different cancers?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) given as a preventative measure in patients with high- and medium-risk cancer receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that preventative G-CSF allowed more patients to complete chemotherapy treatment and lowered patients’ chances of developing secondary...

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Monitoring of asparaginase treatments for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the activity of two types of asparaginase drugs in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This study concluded that this type of treatment needs close monitoring for optimal effectiveness. Some background Asparaginase (ASNase) is a drug used in the treatment of...

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Comparing different sources for stem cell transplantation for patients with lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with lymphoma who had an allogeneic stem cell transplant with different sources of stem cells. This study found that stem cells from a matching donor had better outcomes compared to those from unrelated cord blood. Some background Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is one type of stem cell...

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Is R-CVP safer and more effective than R-CHOP for patients with painless NHL?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of two different chemotherapy regimens for patients with indolent (painless) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study found that the R-CVP regimen was similarly effective and had fewer side effects compared to R-CHOP for these patients. Some background Chemoimmunotherapy is the...

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