ASH 2020 – Focused on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

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Venetoclax Retreatment May Yield High Response Rate in CLL

A fixed-duration venetoclax (Ven)-based regimen is considered a standard of care (SOC) option for patients with frontline and relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)....
Age Impacts the Efficacy of Immunotherapy in Treating Breast Cancer

Study Discusses Real-World Registry Data on Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns in Patients with CLL/SLL

The introduction of novel agents has given patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) more treatment options. The informCLL registry...
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The Effects of PFS, Toxicity Risks on Choosing Novel Agents in CLL

The introduction of novel agents has changed the treatment landscape for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), but these agents have different toxicity profiles. A study...
An authentic, real person, senior adult man cancer chemotherapy patient is looking pensively at the camera - resting comfortably in a hospital outpatient ward as his IV drip continues through his chemo chest port. Many new spots and blemishes have appeared on his skin, and his once-full beard has thinned considerably over the course of the almost concluded three month treatment regime.

Real-World Data on First-Line Ibrutinib or Chemoimmunotherapy Outcomes in CLL By Risk Status

The prognosis for high-risk (HR) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is poor. Clinical data have found that small molecular inhibitor (SMI) therapies outperform chemoimmunotherapy (CIT)...

Recent Hematology and Oncology Headlines

Overtreating Older Women with Breast Cancer May Cause More Harm than Good, Study Finds

A new study found overtreating older women (over 70) with breast cancer might be detrimental, while not improving survival or recurrence. The study was...
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Hem/Onc Roundup: Financial Burden of Cancer Survivors, Brain Tumors in Kidney Cancer Patients

This week, findings from a clinical trial of children with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma found the anti-CD30 antibody drug brentuximab vedotin effectively reduces side effects...
Study Asks ‘What Is Nursing Work?’—And It’s A Lot

Study Asks ‘What Is Nursing Work?’—And It’s A Lot

A study asking a seemingly simple question—“what is nursing work?”—yielded a complex answer: there are multiple types of labor involved, which “may be hidden...
Cancer Surpassing Heart Disease as Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

Incidence of Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer Up From 1990 to 2017

From 1990 to 2017, the incidence of and mortality due to gallbladder and biliary tract cancer (GBTC) increased, according to a study published online...