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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

New Pathway Underlying Multiple Myeloma Relapse

Dec. 6, 2015 — One of the biggest questions about the treatment of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, is why nearly all patients treated with current therapies eventually suffer relapse. A new study may have ... read more

Complete Surgical Excision Is the Most Effective Treatment for Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma

Dec. 1, 2015 — The optimal treatment approach for most women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is complete surgical excision of the implant and surrounding capsule, according ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — New findings on differentiation and malignant transformation of B lymphocytes have been revealed by researchers. B lymphocytes represent a subgroup of the white blood cells, whose expansion after ... read more

Late Effects of Treatment Study Continues Sustained Academic Effort in Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Nov. 18, 2015 — Early diagnosis, targeted therapeutics, and more personalized multimodal treatments have boosted survival rates of patients with cancer and have led to a large and rapidly increasing number of cancer ... read more

Engineers Develop 'Killer Cells' to Destroy Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Nov. 13, 2015 — Biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells -- dubbed 'super natural killer cells' -- that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. ... read more

Lenalidomide Plus Rituximab Produces Durable Responses in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Patients

Nov. 12, 2015 — The drug combination rituximab plus lenalidomide has been found to be effective and produced long-term responses in patients with mantle cell lymphoma, scientists ... read more

First-in-Class Investigational Therapeutic Shows Early Promise for Lymphoma Patients

Nov. 11, 2015 — Results from a phase I clinical trial showed that the first-in-class, investigational, anticancer therapeutic pevonedistat was safe, tolerable, and had some anticancer activity in heavily pretreated ... read more

Towards a Favorable Systemic Radio-Immunotherapy Target

Oct. 15, 2015 — Survival probability of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) has improved significantly over the past two decades. Monoclonal antibodies against targeted proteins on Reed-Sternberg cells in HL though a ... read more

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oct. 13, 2015 — The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a ... read more

Cancer Test Predicts Treatment Outcome

Oct. 2, 2015 — Researchers have announced a new tool in the fight against cancer, with the development of a world-first test that will direct treatment choices for patients with some forms of blood ... read more

Researchers Show That Genetic Background Regulates Tumor Differences

Sep. 30, 2015 — Researchers have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumor type in multiple dogs breeds; a finding they believe parallels the situation in the cancer of human ... read more

Social Deprivation and Gender Affects Incidence of Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Sep. 28, 2015 — Living in overcrowded conditions appears to protect children and young adults against developing a particular type of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that originates from the lymphocytes (white ... read more

Brentuximab Vedotin Effective, Safe in Elderly Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

Sep. 21, 2015 — Bretuximab vedotin is an effective and safe first course of treatment for older Hodgkin lymphoma patients unfit for chemotherapy, a new report suggests. While standard chemotherapy can achieve ... read more

Blood Cancers Develop When Immune Cell DNA Editing Hits Off-Target Spots

Sep. 10, 2015 — Editing errors in the DNA of developing T and B cells can cause blood cancers. Now, researchers have shown that when the enzyme key to cutting and pasting segments of DNA hits so-called ... read more

Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy

Sep. 9, 2015 — A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular ... read more

New Research Helps Explain Why a Deadly Blood Cancer Often Affects Children With Malaria

Aug. 13, 2015 — Children in equatorial Africa who suffer from malaria are at high risk of developing Burkitt's lymphoma, a highly aggressive blood cancer. A new study sheds light on the long-standing mystery of ... read more

Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Elicits Potent Neutralizing Antibodies in Animals

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed an experimental, nanoparticle-based vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that can induce potent neutralizing antibodies in vaccinated mice and nonhuman primates. ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Results of a phase one trial show that an investigational topical drug, resiquimod gel, causes regression of both treated and untreated tumor lesions and may completely remove cancerous cells from ... read more

Opening the Door to the Cause of Myeloid Leukemia: Finding the Targets of Common Mutation

July 23, 2015 — A breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiraling out of control has been made by a team of ... read more

Study Shows Promise of Precision Medicine for Most Common Type of Lymphoma

July 20, 2015 — Patients with a specific molecular subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma are more likely to respond to the drug ibrutinib (Imbruvica) than patients with another molecular subtype of the disease, a ... read more

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