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The latest news reports, articles, and stories that may be of importance to leukemia and lymphoma patients, caregivers, and family members.

Precision Medicine for AML

Published: May 10, 2019

Source: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Precision medicine centers on giving the right treatment to the right patient at the right time based on their genetic information and other characteristics. We are beginning to crack the code to apply preci ... More >>.

Tibsovo Approved to Treat Newly Diagnosed AML

Published: May 03, 2019

Author: Diana Ernest, RPh

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Tibsovo to include treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with the susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) muta ... More >>.

Radiotherapy May Improve Survival

Published: April 29, 2019

Source: European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

Patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who have large tumors at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy after chemotherapy even when all traces of the cancer appear to have gone, according to ... More >>.

The Leukemia Atlas

Published: April 17, 2019

Source: University of Texas at San Antonio

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio ... More >>.

Congress Introduces Cancer Drug Parity Act

Published: March 13, 2019

Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to support the Cancer Drug Parity Act, which will remove a key financial barrier that prevents some patients from accessing their prescribed cancer treatmen ... More >>.

Starving Leukemia Cells by Targeting Amino Acids

Published: March 12, 2019

Source: Emory Health Science

Cancer cells consume sugar at a higher rate than healthy cells, but they're also hungry for amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and other biomolecules. Researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emo ... More >>.

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment in EU vs US

Published: February 22, 2019

Author: John Schieszer, MA

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Worldwide clinical trials may greatly improve and enhance management of Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a recent article published in Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology. Thomas J. FitzGerald, MD, a ... More >>.

Outcomes in Patients with Burkitt Lymphoma

Published: February 14, 2019

Author: Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

A retrospective study of patients with early-stage Burkitt lymphoma showed significant improvements in overall survival (OS) for those diagnosed with the disease between 2002 and 2014 compared with 1983 and ... More >>.

Benefit of Decitabine Treatment

Published: January 25, 2019

Author: Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

A retrospective analysis of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treated with the hypomethylating agent decitabine at eight Italian hematological centers from 2015 to 2017 supports the efficacy a ... More >>.

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