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Adding Rituximab to Standard Care May Prolong Lymphoma Survival

Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 – Long-term treatment with the drug rituximab (Rituxan) may extend the lives of some patients with a rare form of blood cancer, a new clinical trial finds. The disease, known as mantle-cell lymphoma, is generally incurable. But various treatments can prolong people's lives. Some patients, for instance, are able to undergo chemotherapy to wipe out the cancer cells, followed by a stem cell transplant – to restore normal blood cells. But while that approach can be effective for a while, most patients see the cancer come back. So the new trial, funded by Rituxan maker Roche, looked at whether an additional step could help: Having patients take Rituxan for three years following their stem cell transplant. Overall, researchers found, the tactic did improve patients' outlook. After four years, 83 percent of rituximab patients were still alive and progression-free – ... Read more

Related support groups: Rituxan, Lymphoma, Rituximab, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Rituxan Hycela, Hyaluronidase/rituximab

DNA Sequencing May Lead to Personalized Cancer Treatment

Posted 9 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2016 – DNA sequencing may help personalize treatment for people with lymphoma, a new study suggests. By analyzing small bits of DNA in the blood, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine said they could determine the cancer's subtype. They said they could also identify mutations that might make treatment less effective or worsen a patient's prognosis. The study authors said their findings add to growing evidence that noninvasive, blood-based biopsies may help detect cancer earlier by tracking its evolution. They said this test may also significantly change how the disease is treated. "Now we can identify the subtype of the tumor, watch how it changes over time and begin to tailor our chemotherapy choices based on the presence or absence of specific mutations," said study co-senior author Dr. Ash Alizadeh, an assistant professor of medicine/oncology. ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Diagnosis and Investigation, Burkitt Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma, Conjunctival Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma

Immune Therapy Makes Headway Against a Lymphoma

Posted 8 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 – Genetically engineered immune cells appear capable of eradicating non-Hodgkin lymphoma when coupled with effective chemotherapy, a new early trial finds. In this experimental therapy, white blood cells known as T-cells are removed from the patient's bloodstream. Then they're genetically modified so they can detect and attack cancerous B-cells, another type of white blood cell in which most types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma occur. One-third of 32 patients treated with the modified T-cells experienced a complete remission of their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. And those pretreated with more aggressive chemotherapy did even better, researchers report. "It's a fantastic step forward," said Susanna Greer, director of clinical research and immunology at the American Cancer Society. "It's been difficult to make a lot of progress in lymphoma, especially in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ... Read more

Related support groups: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Diagnosis and Investigation, Burkitt Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Waldenström Macroglobulinemia, Mycosis Fungoides, Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

Posted 6 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 – Teen and young adult cancer survivors are at increased risk for other cancers later in life, a new study reveals. Researchers analyzed U.S. National Cancer Institute data on people who survived cancers before age 40. They had the most common types of cancers in that age group: leukemia, lymphoma, testicular, ovarian, thyroid, breast, soft tissue and bone cancers. "This is a patient demographic that has been largely overlooked," said senior study author Dr. Robert Goldsby, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital. Over 30 years, nearly 14 percent of the survivors were diagnosed with another, different type of cancer. On average, the second cancer occurred within 15 years. Compared to people in the general population, patients successfully treated for cancer between ages 15 and 39 were nearly 60 percent ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Hairy Cell Leukemia, Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), Basal Cell Carcinoma, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Ovarian Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Stomach Cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Testicular Cancer, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

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