Incidence of VTE, Major Bleeding High in Primary CNS Lymphoma
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and major bleeding is high among patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), according to a study published online June 23 in Leukemia& Lymphoma. Anjlee... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Updated data demonstrate Roche ’s Alecensa increases overall survival rate for people with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer
Basel, 29 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented updated data from the pivotal phase III ALEX study, showing an increased five-year survival rate with Alecensa ® (alectinib), compared with crizotinib, in people living with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These data confirm the longer-term efficacy of Alecensa already demonstrated across three phase III clinical trials. Full findings were presented at the ASCO2 0 Virtual Scientific Programme, on 29 May 2020.“These data further support Alecensa as the standard of care for people with metastatic AL...
Source: Roche Media News - May 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Plus Rituximab for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
HORSHAM, Pa., April 21, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) who are new to therapy. The approval is based on positive results from the landmark Phase 3 E1912 study that was designed and conducted by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Today’s mi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Roche announces Venclexta/Venclyxto combination improved overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia
Basel, 23 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III VIALE-A study met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi). Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, a hypomethylating agent, showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, compared to azacitidine alone. Safety for Venclexta/Venclyxto plus azacitidine appeared consistent with the known safety profile ...
Source: Roche Media News - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces Venclexta/Venclyxto combination improved overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia
Basel, 23 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III VIALE-A study met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi). Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, a hypomethylating agent, showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, compared to azacitidine alone. Safety for Venclexta/Venclyxto plus azacitidine appeared consistent with the known safety profile ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Media News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces CHMP recommendation for EU approval of Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 31 January 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Despite advances in treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy-containing regimens,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice
FINDINGSCancer that has spread to the central nervous system is notoriously difficult to treat. Now, UCLA researchers have developed a drug delivery system that breaks through the blood-brain barrier in order to reach and treat cancer that has spread to the central nervous system.In research conducted in mice, a single dose of cancer drugs in a nanoscale capsule developed by the scientists eliminated all B-cell lymphoma that had metastasized to the animals ’ central nervous system.BACKGROUNDAbout 15% to 40% of all cancers spread to the nervous system, but there are few treatment options and they only work in a small ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

13.05.19: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media - 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting:
Bayer to present new data at ASCO 2019 highlighting commitment to evolve cancer treatment paradigmData from Bayer's growing oncology portfolio include new analyses on the company's precision oncology treatment larotrectinib, with two oral presentations in patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK gene fusion: one on expanded data in pediatric patients and the other one in patients with brain metastases or primary central nervous system tumors / First detailed presentation of quality of life data from the Phase III ARAMIS trial of the investigational androgen receptor antagonist darolutamide in patients with non-metast...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer to present new data at ASCO 2019 highlighting commitment to evolve cancer treatment paradigm (for specialized target groups only)
Data from Bayer’s growing oncology portfolio include new analyses on the company’s precision oncology treatment larotrectinib, with two oral presentations in patients with solid tumors that harbor an NTRK gene fusion: one on expanded data in pediatric patients and the other one in patients with brain metastases or primary central nervous system tumors / First detailed presentation of quality of life data from the Phase III ARAMIS trial of the investigational androgen receptor antagonist darolutamide in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer / Oral presentation on investigational ATR i...
Source: Bayer Company News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cerebellar Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Case Report Cerebellar Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Case Report
This case report reviews the diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of primary central nervous system lymphoma, an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

At What Radon Level Should Mitigation Be Considered?
Discussion Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It is produced from the normal radioactive decay of uranium into radium and then into 222R-Radon. Radon gas escapes from soils and rocks into the air and generally concentrates in enclosed spaces such as buildings, mines and caves. The general ionizing radiation dose received by the general public is caused by radon in large part. In homes and other buildings, soil gas is the most important source of residential radon, but other sources which are less important includes building materials and well water sources. Indoor ra...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Temsirolimus results in good but short-duration responses in primary CNS lymphoma
Single-agent therapy with temsirolimus was active in patients with relapsed/refractory primary central nervous system lymphoma, but most of the responses were short lived, results of a phase II trial... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - March 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Transplant Drug Ups Risk for CNS LymphomaTransplant Drug Ups Risk for CNS Lymphoma
Mycophenolate mofetil may be linked to higher risk for primary central nervous system lymphoma in patients who have undergone solid organ transplants. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Is UK obesity fuelling an increase in 10 cancers?
Conclusion This large UK cohort study of more than 5 million people has found that, although there was variation in the effect of BMI on different cancers, a higher BMI was associated with increased risk of several cancers. Overall, the researchers estimated that a 1kg/m² population-wide increase in BMI would result in 3,790 additional people in the UK each year developing uterus, gallbladder, kidney, cervix, thyroid, leukaemia, liver, colon, ovarian or postmenopausal breast cancer. However, not all of the identified links were completely clear, with some showing a clearer linear association between increasing BMI an...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Cancer Source Type: news