Items Tagged ‘Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma’

December 1st, 2016

Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions

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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 with cancer require red blood cell transfusions, either in response to the disease itself, or […]

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Tags: Blood transfusions, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, long-term, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, short-term, storage


August 16th, 2016

Opdivo® Highly Effective for Some Patients with Lymphomas

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The immunotherapeutic agent, Opdivo® (nivolumab), appears to provide long-lasting anti-cancer activity among some patients who have received extensive prior therapy for both B- and T-cell lymphomas. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lymphomas are a type of cancer that arise in immune cells. There are two main types of immune […]

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Tags: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Lymphoma, News, nivolumab, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, opdivo, peripheral T-cell lymphoma, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


June 20th, 2016

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma

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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 of lymphomas. This type of treatment is continuing to produce impressive results, and is demonstrating effectiveness in several different types […]

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Tags: Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, asco, CAR, CAR T, chimeric antigen receptor, Follicular Lymphoma, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


June 8th, 2016

Gazyva® Showed Superior Progression-Free Survival Compared to Rituxan® in Follicular Lymphoma

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Genentech, announced positive results from the pivotal Phase III GALLIUM study in people with previously untreated follicular lymphoma, the most common type of indolent (slow-growing) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (iNHL). The study compared Gazyva® (obinutuzumab) plus chemotherapy (CHOP, CVP or bendamustine) followed by Gazyva alone, head-to-head with Rituxan® (rituximab) plus chemotherapy followed by Rituxan alone. Results from […]

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Tags: Follicular Lymphoma, GALLIUM study, Gazyva, iNHL, News, nhl, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s, rituxan, rituximab


March 30th, 2016

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant

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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 VOD. Hepatic VOD is a rare, but life-threatening complication that can occur following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant (SCT) […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, chemotherpay, hepatic VOC, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, HSCT, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Stem Cell Transplant


February 24th, 2015

FDA Approves New Indication for Ibrutinib in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica® (ibrutinib) for patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, a rare type of B-cell lymphoma. Imbruvica® is the first therapy indicated specifically for Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia and previously received Breakthrough Therapy designation for this use. A type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia usually gets worse […]

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Tags: b-cell lymphoma, Breakthrough Therapy, ibrutinib, imbruvica, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia


January 19th, 2015

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to SGX301 for First-Line Treatment of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

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The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation the synthetic hypericin (SGX301) development program for the first-line treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Fast Track designation from the FDA is reserved for drugs that demonstrate the potential to address an unmet medical need for a serious or life-threatening condition. SGX301 previously received […]

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Tags: cutaneous lymphoma, hypericin, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, photodynamic therapy, sgx301, T-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


December 17th, 2014

HIV-Positive Patients with Lymphoma Should No Longer be Excluded From Receiving Blood Stem Cell Transplants as Treatment

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HIV-positive patients with lymphoma were previously excluded from receiving autologous blood stem cell transplants as treatment, because of concern that these patients’ compromised immune systems would have a higher risk of infection and poor graft function due to their need for HIV medications. Results from the clinical trial, presented at the American Society of Hematology […]

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Tags: Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, General HIV Related Cancers, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, hiv, hiv cancer, HIV Related Cancers, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, nhl


September 4th, 2014

Adding Revlimid to R-CHOP May Improve Outomes of Selected Patients with NHL

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The results of a recently completed study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology indicate that the addition of Revlimid® (lenalidomide) to R-CHOP the standard treatment for non hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can overcome the negative prognostic effect of the non–germinal B-cell phenotype in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma which is associated with significantly worse outcomes with […]

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Tags: Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, News, nhl, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Recurrent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, revlimid


September 3rd, 2014

Anti-CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells Reported to be Effective in Aggressive Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kite Pharma, Inc., (Nasdaq:KITE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT™) products for the treatment of cancer, announced the publication of clinical results in a cohort of patients demonstrating the potential to treat aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with an anti-CD19 chimeric […]

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Tags: Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, anti-CD19, dlbcl, Highly Aggressive/High Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, nhl, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Recurrent Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, T cell therapy


July 21st, 2014

Dramatic Results Seen in Early Trials of Novel Lymphoma Treatment

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A new treatment approach for B-Cell lymphoma patients developed at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and licensed to Kite Pharmaceuticals is showing dramatic results in pilot clinical trials. The treatment, which involves extracting specific white blood cells from a patient and modifying them before infusion back into the patient, is currently involved in a phase […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, cd19, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, CLL, Indolent/Low Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


May 28th, 2014

Lenalidomide Added to R-CHOP21 Therapy Shows High Response in Elderly, Untreated Large B-Cell Lymphoma Patients

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Researchers reported in the journal The Lancet Oncology that the addition of lenalidomide to the standard R-CHOP21 regimen elicited a high response rate in elderly patients with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In addition, the combination therapy was deemed to be safe in this population. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin […]

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Tags: Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, dlbcl, Follicular Lymphoma, Lymphoma, News, nhl, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


January 23rd, 2014

Imbruvica Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Imbruvica™ (ibrutinib) for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive type of blood cancer. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a form of cancer that begins in the cells of the lymph system. It is characterized by the excessive accumulation of atypical (cancerous) […]

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Tags: Mantle Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


January 1st, 2014

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women

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Researchers hare found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has increasingly become focused on the immune system and its potential role in both the development of and the treatment of cancer. In […]

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Tags: Leukemia, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


January 1st, 2014

Link Between Allergies and Blood Cancers in Women

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Researchers hare found a link between airborne allergies and the risk of blood cancers in women, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Hematology. Cancer research has increasingly become focused on the immune system and its potential role in both the development of and the treatment of cancer. In […]

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Tags: Leukemia, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Screening/Prevention Leukemia, Screening/Prevention Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma