Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions (12-1-2016)

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... Continue Reading

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma (06-20-2016)

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... Continue Reading

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant (03-30-2016)

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... Continue Reading

ADCETRIS® Provides High-Activity as Initial Therapy in Elderly with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (10-6-2015)

The agent, ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin), provides high anti-cancer activity as initial therapy in elderly patients who might not be able to tolerate standard therapy for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

Adcetris® after Stem Cell Transplant Improves Survival in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (04-28-2015)

For patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), treatment with Adcetris® (brentuximab vedotin) after autologous stem cell transplant may improve survival. The Lancet published these findings online. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer... Continue Reading

Keytruda PD-1 Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (12-23-2014)

The cancer immunotherapy strategy known as programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) has generated great excitement for its ability to help the immune system recognize and attack cancer. Now according to researchers at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 56th... Continue Reading

PD-1 Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (12-18-2014)

The cancer immunotherapy strategy known as programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) has generated great excitement for its ability to help the immune system recognize and attack cancer. Now according to researcher recently published in The New England Journal of... Continue Reading

Post-Transplant Adcetris® Improves Treatment of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is Likely to Become New Standard of Care (12-12-2014)

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... Continue Reading

Radiation Therapy Improves 10-Year Survival for Patients With Early Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (10-30-2014)

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... Continue Reading

Rituxan Active in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (02-26-2014)

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,... Continue Reading

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