Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions (December 1, 2016)

The length of time that blood is stored prior to a blood transfusion, within normal ranges, does not appear to affect mortality among patients requiring transfusions. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many patients... Continue Reading

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma (June 20, 2016)

According to results of several presentations at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies appear to have significant anti-cancer activity among patients with different types... Continue Reading

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant (March 30, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio® (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) following a stem cell transplant. Defitelio is the first approved treatment for severe hepatic... Continue Reading

ADCETRIS® Provides High-Activity as Initial Therapy in Elderly with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (October 6, 2015)

The agent, ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), provides high anti-cancer activity as initial therapy in elderly patients who might not be able to tolerate standard therapy for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

Adcetris® after Stem Cell Transplant Improves Survival in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (May 7, 2015)

For patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) after autologous stem cell transplant may improve survival. The Lancet published these findings online. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer... Continue Reading

Rituxan Active in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (February 26, 2014)

Rituxan® (rituximab) was active in previously treated and untreated patients with nodular lymphocyte–predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the results of a phase II study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Most patients relapsed,... Continue Reading

Adcetris and PET-Adapted Salvage Therapy Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (January 16, 2014)

Patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma who achieve complete responses after treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) can skip more toxic salvage therapy and proceed straight to transplant, according to the results of a study presented... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading

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Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma (June 20, 2016)

According to results of several presentations at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies appear to have significant anti-cancer activity among patients with different types... Continue Reading

Rituxan Active in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (February 26, 2014)

Rituxan® (rituximab) was active in previously treated and untreated patients with nodular lymphocyte–predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the results of a phase II study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Most patients relapsed,... Continue Reading

Adcetris and PET-Adapted Salvage Therapy Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (January 16, 2014)

Patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma who achieve complete responses after treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) can skip more toxic salvage therapy and proceed straight to transplant, according to the results of a study presented... Continue Reading

Adcetris Improves Response Rates to ABVD in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (January 2, 2013)

Adding Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) to the chemotherapy regimen ABVD produces a high complete response rate with a moderate increase in toxicity in patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to the results of a study presented at the 19th... Continue Reading

Lymphoma During Pregnancy Can Have Good Outcomes (March 14, 2012)

Among women who are diagnosed with lymphoma during pregnancy, the outcomes for both mother and baby are often good. This was true for women who began lymphoma treatment during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, as well as women who deferred treatment... Continue Reading

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Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Rituxan Active in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (February 26, 2014)

Rituxan® (rituximab) was active in previously treated and untreated patients with nodular lymphocyte–predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the results of a phase II study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Most patients relapsed,... Continue Reading

Children with Favorable-Risk Hodgkin’s Lymphoma May Benefit from Limited Radiation Therapy (July 6, 2012)

Children with favorable-risk Hodgkin’s lymphoma who achieve a complete early response to chemotherapy may not require radiation therapy or may undergo limited radiation therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American... Continue Reading

Lymphoma During Pregnancy Can Have Good Outcomes (March 14, 2012)

Among women who are diagnosed with lymphoma during pregnancy, the outcomes for both mother and baby are often good. This was true for women who began lymphoma treatment during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, as well as women who deferred treatment... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy Alone Effective for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (February 10, 2012)

Among patients with Stage IA or IIA nonbulky Hodgkin’s lymphoma, treatment with chemotherapy alone resulted in better overall survival than treatment that included radiation therapy. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hodgkin’s... Continue Reading

Limited Therapy May Cure a Significant Fraction of Pediatric Patients with Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma (June 13, 2011)

At the 2011 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, researchers involved in the Pediatric Oncology Study Group (POG) reported that selected pediatric patients with stage I and II Hodgkin lymphoma could be cured without alkylating agent chemotherapy... Continue Reading

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Progressive Relapsed Hodgkin's Lymphoma

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma (June 20, 2016)

According to results of several presentations at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies appear to have significant anti-cancer activity among patients with different types... Continue Reading

ADCETRIS® Provides High-Activity as Initial Therapy in Elderly with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (October 6, 2015)

The agent, ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), provides high anti-cancer activity as initial therapy in elderly patients who might not be able to tolerate standard therapy for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

Adcetris® after Stem Cell Transplant Improves Survival in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (May 7, 2015)

For patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) after autologous stem cell transplant may improve survival. The Lancet published these findings online. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer... Continue Reading

Adcetris and PET-Adapted Salvage Therapy Effective in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (January 16, 2014)

Patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma who achieve complete responses after treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) can skip more toxic salvage therapy and proceed straight to transplant, according to the results of a study presented... Continue Reading

Adcetris Improves Response Rates to ABVD in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (January 2, 2013)

Adding Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) to the chemotherapy regimen ABVD produces a high complete response rate with a moderate increase in toxicity in patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to the results of a study presented at the 19th... Continue Reading

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