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Evaluating the effectiveness of longer-term rituximab maintenance therapy in patients with painless non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Evaluating the effectiveness of longer-term rituximab maintenance therapy in patients with painless non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reported the effectiveness and safety of longer rituximab (Rituxan) maintenance therapy schedules (more than 2 years) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory (r/r) indolent (painless) non-Hodgkin lymphoma (iNHL). The data showed that maintenance for up to 2 years with rituximab after response to...

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Evaluating outcomes for patients with follicular lymphoma after prolonged rituximab maintenance therapy

Evaluating outcomes for patients with follicular lymphoma after prolonged rituximab maintenance therapy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated different rituximab schedules in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) and reported their long-term treatment outcomes. The data showed that rituximab treatment alone on a standard schedule improves the long-term outcomes of these patients. Some background Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a type of non-Hodgkin...

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Treating patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with immunoglobulin replacement therapy after rituximab treatment

Treating patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with immunoglobulin replacement therapy after rituximab treatment

Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the outcomes of immunoglobulin replacement (IgR) therapy in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) and immunodeficiency, who were previously treated with rituximab (Rituxan). The authors found that IgR was safe and effective to increase serum immunoglobulins in such patients. Some background B-NHL happens...

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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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Evaluating biosimilar rituximab for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of BCD-020 (biosimilar rituximab) to rituximab (Rituxan) in patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study found that BCD-020 was just as effective as standard rituximab, with manageable side effects. Some background Rituximab is commonly used in the treatment of NHL....

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Evaluating second-line rituximab-bendamustine treatment for patients with follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the BR (bendamustine, rituximab) regimen as a second-line treatment for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) who had disease progression (tumor growth or spread) after chemoimmunotherapy. The study concluded that this regimen was effective in these patients. Some background...

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Evaluating the impact of adding combination antiretroviral therapy to chemotherapy in HIV-positive patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of concurrent (at the same time) combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and chemotherapy in HIV-positive patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). This study concluded that concurrent cART with chemotherapy was well-tolerated and allowed for faster immune recovery in these patients, but did not...

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Evaluating rituximab maintenance therapy in patients with newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of rituximab (Rituxan) maintenance therapy in patients with newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma (FL). This study concluded that this therapy improves survival outcomes in these patients. Some background For patients with early (stage 1 – 2) FL, aggressive radiotherapy or...

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Evaluating the impact of omitting vincristine on the outcomes of patients with DLBCL

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether the omission of vincristine (Oncovin) from the R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) regimen affects survival in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This study concluded that omitting vincristine does not affect survival in these patients. Some background...

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