Lymphomas & Lymphoid Neoplasia

Lymphomas & Lymphoid Neoplasia

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to lymphomas and lymphoid neoplasia.

Study Finds Standard R-CHOP Bests Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-R in DLBCL

In an update from the phase III intergroup Alliance/CALGB 50303 trial, treatment with frontline dose-adjusted (DA) EPOCH-R (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, rituximab) failed...

FDA to Close Its Controversial Medical Device Reporting Program

In what is being called a victory for patients and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it is ending its...
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Post-Transplant Pembrolizumab Consolidation Improves PFS in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

In patients with high-risk, relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) who have undergone autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT), consolidation therapy with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab...
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New Study Supports “R2” Regimen in Previously Untreated Follicular Lymphoma

The combination of lenalidomide and rituximab, known as the R2 regimen, improved progression-free survival (PFS), time to next treatment (TTNT), and complete response (CR)...
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Nivolumab Associated With High Response Rates in Relapsed/Refractory PMBL

Nearly three-quarters of patients with relapsed/refractory primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) responded to treatment with nivolumab plus brentuximab vedotin, according to findings presented...

Catherine Diefenbach: Polatuzumab Vedotin for Follicular Lymphoma

Dr. Diefenbach shares results from a phase Ib/II trial of polatuzumab vedotin plus obinutuzumab and lenalidomide for relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma.

Is There a Role for AHCT Consolidation in MCL in the Rituximab Era?

The availability of rituximab-containing induction regimens for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has improved outcomes, but younger, transplant-eligible patients may benefit from consolidative...

No Benefit in Adding Rituximab to MBVP in CNS Lymphoma

Results from a phase III trial suggest there is no survival benefit of adding the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab to a standard methotrexate-based chemotherapy...

Japan Sets $306,000 Price for Tisagenlecleucel

The chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel was approved for use in Japan in March 2019, and a government panel recently set the...

Medicare Payments for CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be on the Rise

Medicare beneficiaries with relapsed or refractory leukemia and lymphoma may soon have another treatment option. At least, that’s the hope of officials at the...
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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

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