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Novartis CAR-T cell therapy CTL019 unanimously (10-0) recommended for approval by FDA advisory committee to treat pediatric, young adult r/r B-cell ALL (July 12, 2017)

Recommendation based on review of CTL019 r/r B-cell ALL development program, including the pivotal Phase II global ELIANA trial  A Biologics License Application (BLA) for this indication is under FDA priority review; if approved, CTL019 could become... Continue Reading

Kite Pharma Updates Results of CAR-T cell therapy in Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (May 4, 2017)

Results from the ZUMA-1 trial of axicabtagene ciloleucel (KTE-C19) in patients with chemorefractory aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) were updated recently at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.  Overall 76%... Continue Reading

Opdivo® Highly Effective for Some Patients with Lymphomas (August 16, 2016)

The immunotherapeutic agent, Opdivo® (nivolumab), appears to provide long-lasting anti-cancer activity among some patients who have received extensive prior therapy for both B- and T-cell lymphomas. These results were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

CAR Therapy Effective in Advanced Lymphoma (June 20, 2016)

According to results of several presentations at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies appear to have significant anti-cancer activity among patients with different types... Continue Reading

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant (March 30, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio® (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) following a stem cell transplant. Defitelio is the first approved treatment for severe hepatic... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive... Continue Reading

Celiac Disease Associated with Higher Risk of Lymphoma (September 4, 2013)

Individuals with celiac disease have an increased risk of lymphoma, particularly if they have a condition known as persistent villous atrophy, according to the results of a large cohort study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.[1] Celiac disease... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying from several diseases and specifically, a 20 percent... Continue Reading

Zevalin Plus BEAM Chemotherapy Superior to BEAM Alone in Aggressive Lymphoma (March 22, 2013)

Standard-dose Zevalin® (ibritumomab tiuxetan) combined with BEAM high-dose chemotherapy is safe and possibly more effective than BEAM therapy alone as a conditioning regimen for autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT), according to the results of... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. What’s more—cancer incidence... Continue Reading