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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.

PET Scans Predict Survival Outcomes

Published: May 14, 2018

Author: James Nam, PharmD

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

Interim positron-emission tomography (PET) may predict survival, but intensifying treatment based on PET may not improve therapeutic outcomes among patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), accord ... More >>.

Long-term Survival Improving

Published: May 10, 2018

Author: James Nam, PharmD

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Improvements in the US healthcare system has led to increases of survival among patients with advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma over 3 decades, according to a study in The Oncologist.

Altho ... More >>.

T Cell Biomarker Prediction for CLL Patients

Published: April 30, 2018

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Penn Medicine researchers may have found the reason why some patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) don't respond to chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, and the answer is tied ... More >>.

Infections: A Cause for Concern Among CLL Patients

Published: April 19, 2018

Author: Bryant Furlow

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a cancer of the immune system that impairs immune competence, can leave patients vulnerable to infection. Hypogammaglobulinemia and associated respiratory bacterial infect ... More >>.

Dual Immune-Checkpoint Blockade

Published: April 17, 2018

Source: Luxembourg Institute of Health

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a hematological malignancy that originates in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and spreads to other organs through the bloodstream. When infiltrating tissues, ... More >>.

New Standard for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Published: April 13, 2018

Author: Leah Lawrence

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

Combining tow drugs, both of which are active as monotherapies in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), yielded an overall response rate of 71% in a small study recently published in The New England Journ ... More >>.

FDA Approves New Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Published: March 31, 2018

Author: Andrea Greif

Source: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today announced the first change in 40 years in the standard way that patients newly diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) should be treated.

Today's F ... More >>.

Renegade Cells Portend Relapse

Published: March 05, 2018

Source: Stanford Medicine

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a technique that allowed them to determine at diagnosis whether children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia would relapse following tre ... More >>.

Things to Know About CAR T-cell Therapy

Published: February 28, 2018

Author: Cynthia DeMarco

Source: MD Anderson Cancer Center

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell therapy products. But what exactly is CAR T-cell therapy? Based on i ... More >>.

Choosing a TKI for CML

Published: February 01, 2018

Author: Bryant Furlow

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

The BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) were an early example of a successful targeted cancer treatment and have dramatically improved outcomes for patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML ... More >>.

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