PET/CT after one chemotherapy cycle highly prognostic in Hodgkin's lymphoma
Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of the department of hematology at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues hypothesized that the negative predictive value of PET/CT would be even higher among patients who respond quickly enough to be PET ...
Healio - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:03

Sunitinib: First Drug Active in Refractory Meningioma
Sunitinib (Sutent, Pfizer) might be the first effective medical treatment for recurrent atypical/malignant meningioma, although the treatment is associated with a 60% rate of grade 3/4 toxicity, a phase 2 shows. The small-molecule tyrosine kinase ...
Medscape - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:48

Stroke Rounds: Kids' Stroke Risk Spikes after a Cold
These included sex, diagnoses of immunologic, hematologic, or cardiac disease, or records indicating head or neck trauma in the preceding month. In 72 cases, the records included results of imaging scans. These showed signs of arteriopathy in 28 cases; ...
MedPage Today - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:45

Biogen Idec Names Adriana Karaboutis EVP, Technology and Business Solutions
Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen Idec discovers, develops and delivers to patients worldwide innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hematologic conditions and autoimmune disorders. Founded in 1978 ... - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:04

High Stroke Risk Transient After Infection in Kids
After adjustment for these periods, sex, immunologic, hematologic, and cardiac disease, and head and neck trauma in the preceding month, a diagnosis of infection 3 days before a stroke conferred a 12-fold increased risk for arterial ischemic stroke ...
Medscape - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30

Blueprint for the Next Generation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment
Drugs already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), target BCR-ABL and are effective at controlling the disease. They do not ... He is also a research associate professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Hematologic ... - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:22

How I Manage Adults With Burkitt Lymphoma
Different variants of BL are associated with distinct clinical presentations; for example, endemic BL classically presents with jaw disease, whereas the sporadic type usually is associated with ileocecal disease. One should suspect this diagnosis in ...
Clinical Oncology News - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:56

Mutation in Cutaneous Lymphoma Linked to Poor Prognosis
In addition, patients with the mutations had a shorter disease-specific survival rates in both univariate (P = .03) and multivariate analysis (P = .02). “Mutation of MYD88 predicts a poorer outcome considering MYD88 signaling and nuclear factor-κB ...
Cancer Network - Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07

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