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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

PET Adapted Treatment Improves Outcome of Patients With Stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma

July 15, 2015 — Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial show that early FDG-PET ( 2-deoxy-2[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron ... read more

Follow-Up PET/CT More Than 95 Percent Sensitive for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

June 8, 2015 — Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a potentially devastating cancer of the blood and immune system, can range from relatively easy to treat to very aggressive. For more aggressive cases, post-treatment ... read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Rare Case Located Outside of the Nodules

June 2, 2015 — The case of a patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma located outside of the nodules has been published as a rare case study. There have been only 26 cases described like this in the scientific ... read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Treatment Can Have Late Sequelae

May 27, 2015 — In Hodgkin's lymphoma -- cancer of the lymph nodes -- nine out of ten patients survive the disease, thanks to the highly effective treatments that are now available. Depending on the type of ... read more

New Treatment Option for Subtype of Aggressive Lymphoma

May 11, 2015 — A specific combination of mutations and new gene fusions have been discovered, that appear to be heavily implicated in tumor growth in patients with a particularly aggressive subtype of lymphoma ... read more

How Cancer Tricks the Lymphatic System Into Spreading Tumours

May 11, 2015 — Swollen lymph nodes are often the earliest sign of metastatic spread of cancer cells. Now cancer researchers and immunologists have discovered how cancer cells can infiltrate the lymphatic system by ... read more

Lifetime Intense Physical Activity May Lower Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

May 1, 2015 — Performing vigorous physical activity over one's lifetime may lower risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because not much is known about what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, identifying risk factors is ... read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Diseases

Apr. 27, 2015 — Survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma appear to be at higher risk for cardiovascular diseases and both physicians and patients need to be aware of this increased risk, according to an article. Hodgkin ... read more

Persistent Swollen Neck Glands Could Indicate Cancer

Apr. 27, 2015 — Persistent enlarged lymph glands, found in the neck, should be referred for further investigation when detected in clinic, researchers suggest. The second study assessed 283 patients over the age of ... read more

Cancer Scan Could Remove Need for Radiotherapy for Cured Patients

Apr. 22, 2015 — In patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma, the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it, new research shows. Hodgkin lymphoma is a ... read more

Study Sheds New Light on a Crucial Enzyme for the Immune Response

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new study by immunology researchers sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough could eventually improve the way we treat the ... read more

Changes in Cancer Epigenome Implicated in Chemotherapy Resistance, Lymphoma Relapse

Apr. 20, 2015 — Genomic studies have illuminated the ways in which malfunctioning genes can drive cancer growth while stunting the therapeutic effects of chemotherapy and other treatments. But new findings indicate ... read more

New Assay Helps Determine Lymphoma Subtypes Simply, Quickly, and Inexpensively

Apr. 16, 2015 — With the advent of targeted lymphoma therapies on the horizon, it becomes increasingly important to differentiate the two major subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which is the most ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, has been concluded. The ... read more

Promising Developments in Tackling Resistance to Blood Cancer Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — A drug with the potential to reverse resistance to immunotherapy has been developed by scientists, showing great promise in pre-clinical models. Researchers say that it will be available to patients ... read more

Central Signaling Pathway in Lymphoma Can Be Blocked Successfully

Apr. 7, 2015 — Cancer researchers have identified a key signaling pathway in B-cell lymphoma, a malignant type of blood cancer. They demonstrate that the signaling pathway can be blocked using compounds that are ... read more

Low Vitamin D Linked to Worse Prognosis in Type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mar. 30, 2015 — People with lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma succumb to the disease or face relapse earlier than patients with sufficient vitamin D levels in their blood, a new study ... read more

Experts Set Strategic Priorities for Lymphoma Research

Mar. 26, 2015 — A committee of lymphoma experts has unveiled a strategic roadmap identifying key priority areas in both infrastructure and research that will be critical for advancing treatments for people with ... read more

Targeted Drug Doubles Progression Free Survival in Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mar. 19, 2015 — A phase 3 trial of brentuximab vedotin (BV), the first new drug for Hodgkin lymphoma in over 30 years, shows that adults with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma given BV immediately after stem cell ... read more

Spherical Nucleic Acids Set Stage for New Paradigm in Drug Development

Mar. 16, 2015 — Spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) can be used as potent drugs to effectively train the immune system to fight disease, by either boosting or dampening the immune response. By increasing the immune ... read more

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