Items tagged as "lymphoma"
ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012. Melanoma is on the rise nationally, and transplant recipients and lymphoma patients are far likelier than the average person to get that form of skin cancer and to die from it, a Mayo Clinic review has found. That is because their immune systems tend [...]Created by Sharon Theimer
When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). Researchers say that adding the targeted therapy epratuzumab to a [...]Created by Admin
The incidence of a rare and deadly tumor called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is two times higher in black Americans, ages 20 to 49, than in white Americans, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Journal of Neuro-Oncology. In patients older than 49, [...]Created by Admin
A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in New Orleans. These are some of [...]Created by Admin
A drug recently approved for use in multiple myeloma is now being tested for its ability to fight central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, a deadly cancer of the immune system that can affect the brain, spinal cord and fluid, and eyes. The clinical trial, now open on all three Mayo Clinic campuses — Florida, Minnesota and Arizona — follows successful [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Imaging scans following treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma do little to help detect a relapse, according to a Mayo Clinic study.The overwhelming majority of patients with this aggressive lymphoma already have symptoms, an abnormal physical exam or an abnormal blood test at the time of relapse. Lead author Carrie Thompson, [...]Created by Dana Sparks