Hematologic Cancer News and Features

Stem Cell Transplantation Superior to Chemotherapy for Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL, Follicular Lymphoma

Stem Cell Transplantation Superior to Chemotherapy for Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL, Follicular Lymphoma

A review of therapy options for relapsed/refractory DLBCL and FL compared SCT with chemotherapy/immunotherapy and experimental regimes. Patients fared better with SCT than other treatment modalities.

Commission Seeks Standardized Adverse Event Assessments in Hematologic Malignancies

Commission Seeks Standardized Adverse Event Assessments in Hematologic Malignancies

A snapshot of an international Commission's report on the issues inherent with adverse event reports of hematologic malingnancies in clinical trials.

Tandem Autologous-Allogenic HCT Offers Long-Term Remission in Multiple Myeloma

Tandem Autologous-Allogenic HCT Offers Long-Term Remission in Multiple Myeloma

A retrospective follow-up study demonstrates that tandem autologous-allogeneic is safe for standard and high-risk multiple myeloma. However, benefits do not extend to patients with ultra-high-risk disease and those with disease progression after autologous HCT.

Belly Fat Is a Better Risk Calculator for Blood Cancers Than BMI

Belly Fat Is a Better Risk Calculator for Blood Cancers Than BMI

BMI often relies on self-reported weight and height values, and therefore may be a less accurate predictor of cancer risk than alternative body composition measurements.

Newer Hodgkin Lymphoma Regimens Are Less Toxic, But Still Impose Reproductive Risks

Newer Hodgkin Lymphoma Regimens Are Less Toxic, But Still Impose Reproductive Risks

A substudy of a multinational study sought to determine the risk to ovarian function with ABVD, AVD, and BEACOPP regimens on ovarian function in women with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Infections in Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia Associated With Low Platelet Count

Infections in Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia Associated With Low Platelet Count

A retrospective study of platelet- and infection-related data from patients with ITP revealed the influence platelet levels have on infections as well as efficacy of transfusions.

Hematologic Cancers: 8 Tips Oncology Nurses Should Share with Caregivers

Hematologic Cancers: 8 Tips Oncology Nurses Should Share with Caregivers

The family and friends of a patient diagnosed with blood cancer are often eager to help but unsure how to go about it. This article offers 8 practical tips oncology nurses can share with caregivers.

Metronidazole, Vancomycin Recommended for C Difficile in Pediatric Oncology, HSCT

Metronidazole, Vancomycin Recommended for C Difficile in Pediatric Oncology, HSCT

An international multidisciplinary panel of experts in pediatric oncology and infectious diseases convened to develop recommendations for the prevention and treatment of C difficile infection in pediatric patients with cancer or who are undergoing HSCT.

Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

Myeloablative Conditioning Effective in AML Secondary to MDS/MPN Prior to Allogeneic HCT

In the EBMT ALWP study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of myeloablative conditioning to reduce the risk for post allogeneic HCT in patients with sAML without significantly increasing non-relapse mortality.

Fostamatinib Appears Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia

Fostamatinib Appears Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia

Researchers found that stable responses occurred in 18 percent of patients on fostamatinib, versus 2 percent on placebo.

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