Items Tagged ‘Early Stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma’

December 12th, 2014

Post-Transplant Adcetris® Improves Treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is Likely to Become New Standard of Care

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The use of post stem cell transplant (SCT) maintenance therapy with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) significantly improved progression-free survival in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL) according to the results of a clinical trail presented at the 56th American Hematological Society Annual Meeting and Exposition, December 6–9, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the […]

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Tags: adcetris, Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, HL, hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, sct


October 30th, 2014

Radiation Therapy Improves 10-Year Survival for Patients With Early Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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According to a large observational study based on the National Cancer Database (NCDB), adding consolidation radiation therapy to chemotherapy significantly improves 10-year survival in patients with stage I and II Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL).  The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (1) Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a […]

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Tags: Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, HD, HL, hodgkin's disease, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, News, radiation


February 26th, 2014

Rituxan Active in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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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, but durable response was observed in a substantial minority. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system and typically begins in […]

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Tags: Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News


July 6th, 2012

Children with Favorable-Risk Hodgkin’s Lymphoma May Benefit from Limited Radiation Therapy

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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 Medical Association. This limited use of radiotherapy still resulted in a high rate of 2-year event-free survival. […]

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Tags: Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News


March 14th, 2012

Lymphoma During Pregnancy Can Have Good Outcomes

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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 until after delivery. These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting […]

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Tags: Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


February 10th, 2012

Chemotherapy Alone Effective for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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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 lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system. It is diagnosed by the presence of a cell that […]

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June 13th, 2011

Limited Therapy May Cure a Significant Fraction of Pediatric Patients with Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma

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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 or radiation therapy. Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system and is diagnosed by […]

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Tags: Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News


May 23rd, 2011

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years

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A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients. For some patients, however, symptoms may persist for more than five years after treatment. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Chemo brain refers […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma


February 5th, 2009

Hodgkin's Survivors: Increased Fatigue, Cardiac, and Thyroid Complications

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According to an article published in the Annals of Oncology, survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a significantly increased rate of cardiac and thyroid complications than their siblings. In addition, survivors tend to have more fatigue than their siblings; however, this may in part be associated with cardiac issues. Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital […]

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Tags: Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Progressive Relapsed Hodgkin's Lymphoma


September 29th, 2008

Survival Rates Improving in Childhood Hematologic Cancers

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Survival Rates Improving in Childhood Hematologic Cancers Five- and 10-year survival rates in childhood hematalogic cancers have significantly improved since 1990, according to the results of a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Approximately 40% of childhood cancers are classified as hematalogic cancers. Hematologic cancers are cancers of the blood […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


January 9th, 2008

Annual Mammography Alone Not Sufficient for Young Hodgkin's Survivors

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Annual Mammography Alone Not Sufficient for Young Hodgkin’s Survivors According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Oncology, annual screening mammography may miss some cases of early invasive breast cancer among young Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors who were treated with supradiaphragmatic (above the diaphragm) radiation therapy. Survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have an […]

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Tags: Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer