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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Combination Therapy Incorporating Three New Agents Shows Promise as Treatment for Aggressive Lymphoma

Apr. 20, 2016 — New research shows that promising cancer drugs used in combination can have significant therapeutic impact on a particularly aggressive subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DH-DLBCL) in ... read more

Weight and Height During Adolescence May Impact Future Risk of Developing Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Feb. 22, 2016 — A new analysis indicates that higher body weight and taller stature during adolescence increase the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic ... read more

First-in-Class Drug ONC201 Shows Potential for Some Blood Cancers

Feb. 16, 2016 — ONC201, an anti-cancer drug that triggers cell death in various tumor types, may have clinical potential for some blood cancers including mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), ... read more

Cause of an Aggressive Form of Childhood Cancer Identified

Jan. 15, 2016 — Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a very aggressive cancer of the blood, which usually occurs as a tumour in lymph nodes, the skin, the lungs, the liver, and in soft tissue, and mainly affects ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Among HIV-positive patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, a new study finds that blacks are significantly less likely than whites to receive treatment for the cancer, even though chemotherapy saves ... read more

Skin Bacteria Help Cancer Cells Grow

Jan. 6, 2016 — Our skin is covered in millions of bacteria and most of them help keep us healthy. However, for patients with lymphoma, it may be a rather different story, as new research shows that toxins in the ... read more

Novel RNA Delivery System May Treat Incurable Blood Cancers

Jan. 5, 2016 — Mantle Cell Lymphoma is considered the most aggressive known blood cancer, and available therapies are scarce. A new study offers tangible hope of curing the currently incurable cancer -- and others ... read more

New Target for Potential Blood Cancer Treatment

Dec. 21, 2015 — Mutations present in a blood cancer known as follicular lymphoma have revealed new molecular targets for potential treatments, according to ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — A hematologist is studying whether a medication that helps control sugar levels in diabetics also can deprive an aggressive form of blood cancer of the sugar it needs to thrive. The results could ... read more

High Response Rates, Long-Term Remissions Seen in Trials of Personalized Cellular Therapy CTL019 for Pediatric and Adult Blood Cancers

Dec. 7, 2015 — Ninety-three percent of pediatric patients (55 of 59) with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) went into remission after receiving an investigational therapy made from their own ... read more

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

Ibrutinib Superior to Traditional Chemotherapy in Untreated Chronic Leukemia Patients

Dec. 6, 2015 — A multi-center, international, randomized, Phase III study of older untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) demonstrated that ibrutinib, a kinase inhibitor, is significantly more ... 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

Nov. 20, 2015 — A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow ... 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

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