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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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Predicting outcomes for patients with DLBCL using the albumin to globulin ratio

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the significance of the albumin to globulin ratio in pretreated patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The study concluded that this ratio was useful for predicting treatment outcomes in these patients. Some background R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) is the most...

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Is pirarubicin safer and more effective than doxorubicin in R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of two first-line chemotherapy regimens for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that the R-THP-COP regimen was as effective as conventional R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Some background R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine,...

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Chemotherapy after radiotherapy for early-stage follicular lymphoma

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of systemic chemotherapy after radiotherapy for early-stage follicular lymphoma. This study concluded that this combined treatment is more effective than radiotherapy alone for early-stage follicular lymphoma. Some background Radiotherapy can help control local disease in more than 90%...

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Does 8 cycles of R-CHOP lead to better survival than 6 cycles for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether 6 or 8 cycles of R-CHOP-21 (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy led to better survival outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that outcomes following 6 or 8 cycles of R-CHOP-21 are similar for these patients. Some...

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