Items Tagged ‘lymphoma’

December 9, 2009

ASH: Drug Combo Active in Relapsed Mantle-Cell Lymphoma

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Half of patients with relapsed or refractory mantle-cell lymphoma achieved major responses when treated with the investigational agent temsirolimus and rituximab (Rituxan), data from an ongoing clinical study showed. Responses persisted for almost 10 months and demonstrated durability in rituximab-refractory patients, according to Stephen M. Ansell, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.   […]

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Tags: lymphoma, Rituximab


December 8, 2009

Vitamin D May Boost Lymphoma Survival

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Healthy levels of vitamin D may help patients with a certain type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma live longer. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and low vitamin D levels are two times more likely to die from the cancer than patients with optimal levels. Deficient vitamin D […]

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Tags: lymphoma, vitamin D


December 8, 2009

Patients deficient in vitamin D fare worse in battle with lymphoma

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A shortage of vitamin D may stack the deck against people fighting a common form of lymphoma, researchers reported December 5 at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology. The new study adds this cancer to the list of malignancies suspected of being more difficult to control in patients with vitamin D deficiency common […]

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Tags: lymphoma, vitamin D


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