No radiation needed for many aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients

(SWOG) Most people diagnosed with the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can safely skip radiation treatment after a clear PET scan, according to new clinical trial results released today at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.
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Abstract Lymphoma is a group of malignant neoplasms of lymphocytes with more than 90 subtypes. It is traditionally classified broadly as non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 82,000 new U.S. patients are diagnosed with lymphoma annually. Any tobacco use and obesity are major modifiable risk factors, with genetic, infectious, and inflammatory etiologies also contributing. Lymphoma typically presents as painless adenopathy, with systemic symptoms of fever, unexplained weight loss, and night sweats occurring in more advanced stages of the disease. An open lymph node biopsy is preferred for diagnosis. The Lug...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Elevated risk stronger in women than men; risk for non - Hodgkin lymphoma increased in patients ≤ 45
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news
A promising and expensive type of immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, is now covered by Medicare. This news may affect mesothelioma patients in the future. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, or CAR T-cell, therapy involves the laboratory reprogramming of a patient’s T cells, which are a type of white blood cell responsible for protecting the body against infection and disease. The T cells are genetically modified to better recognize and attack cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the immunotherapy procedure for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
Discussion Drawing conclusions on the causation of adverse health effects by environmental chemicals can have important societal consequences, leading to policy-making which can control, limit or even prevent the exposure to the pollutant through regulation and litigation. There are critical lessons to be learned from the Monsanto saga. The whole process of evidence-informed policy-making is under threat. The case of glyphosyte is by no means over; further research is needed to cover the knowledge gaps, but this should be done independently and with full transparency. The IARC Monographs provide the scientific evaluation o...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Work Environ Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study demonstrates that 18F-FDG PET/CT predicts BMI better than BMB. 18F-FDG PET/CT may be used at initial staging of pediatric patients with NHL, HL, ES, and NB.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
We present a rare case of direct invasion of DLBCL to the stomach wall that presented as upper GI bleeding in a patient with HIV. Diagnosis: Upper endoscopy showed a large ulcerofungating mass in the lesser curvature of upper stomach body. The computed tomography scan showed an about 22 × 12 cm sized huge mass that invades into the stomach wall in the abdominal cavity. A diagnosis of DLBCL was established after histological examination. Intervention: The patient was treated with 6 courses of rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP). Outcomes: The patient achieved a...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: This prospective multicenter study provides information on the current incidence and outcome of IFD in the real life setting. Practice variation between the centers may help to ultimately improve antifungal management in children at highest risk for IFDs. Introduction Available data on the incidence and outcome of invasive fungal diseases (IFD) in children treated for a hematological malignancy or undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are mostly based on single site, retrospective studies or on studies performed prior to the availability of newer compounds such as broad-sp...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Discussion In this section, we discuss the mechanisms responsible for lymphomagenesis in the various inborn errors of immunity and provide an overview of the treatment. Defects in Immune Responses That Predispose to Lymphomagenesis in PIDDs The complex immune mechanisms and their interplay that predisposes to neoplastic transformation of B or T cells and development of lymphomas in PIDD patients has not been fully elucidated. However, it is expected that the etiology in most cases is multifactorial and related to a dynamic regulation of immune response and environmental triggers (Figure 3). An underlying intrinsic susce...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: CAR T cell therapies have demonstrated the clinical benefits of harnessing our body's own defenses to combat tumor cells. Similar research is being conducted on lesser known modifications and gene-modified immune cells, which we highlight in this review. Introduction Chimeric antigen receptors and engineered T cell receptors (based on previously identified high affinity T cell receptors) function by redirecting T cells to a predefined tumor-specific (or tumor-associated) target. Most of these modifications use retroviral or lentiviral vectors to integrate the construct, and most of the receptors ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This article describes the case of a patient with 2 simultaneous malignant diseases: Follicular lymphoma and ‘castration sensitive prostate cancer. Patients with multiple cancers are not easy to manage and it is difficult to find the appropriate approach and resources to use with them. We focused our attention on how to choose the correct strategy to face 2 different neoplasms and control the adverse reactions related to the corresponding treatments. Patient concerns: We present a case of a 71-year-old man who came to us complaining about an abnormal difficulty in urinating associated with an interrupted flow and ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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