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  1. New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with

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  2. Vitamin D May Boost Lymphoma Survival

    Dec. 7, 2009 -- Healthy levels of vitamin D may help patients with a certain type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma live longer. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered that patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and low vitamin D levels are two times more likely to die from the cancer t

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  3. Using Plants to Grow Lymphoma Vaccines

    July 21, 2008 -- Plants may be a powerhouse for researchers making personalized vaccines for patients with follicular lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The basic idea is to use plants as a factory to quickly and inexpensively grow vaccines tailored to each patient's follicular lymphoma. Th

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  4. New Lymphoma Treatment Promising

    June 4, 2007 (Chicago) -- Nearly nine in 10 people with lymphoma given a relatively new type of treatment that combines cancer-killing antibodies and radiation are still alive eight years after being treated, researchers report. The study also showed that half of people with previously untreated fol

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  5. Effects of Childhood Cancer Can Linger Long After Disease Is Gone

    Jan. 17, 2001 -- Twenty-five-year-old Matthew McKee might have dreamed at one time of playing for a professional sports team. But 10 years ago, when he was an athletic teenager playing four high school sports, that dream was cut short when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. "I grew up very ath

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  6. Vaccine May Help Fight Lymphoma

    Sept. 19, 2006 -- A custom-made, experimental vaccine made from a patient's own tumor cells appears to dramatically increase remission time in people with a common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, researchers in Spain report. Twenty of the 25 patients with follicular lymphoma lymphoma participating i

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  7. New Treatments for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Laura Colton Tepper had just endured her second round of chemotherapy for her slow-growing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), and this time, things looked good. "Everything had just melted away," Laura said. She and her husband headed to Puerto Rico, warm and far away, to celebrate and relax. But on just

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  8. New Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug Passes Hurdle

    Feb. 2, 2005 - A new type of lymphoma treatment that combines cancer-killing antibodies and radiation may have potential as a powerful initial attack against an advanced form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to a new study. Researchers found a one-week treatment with Bexxar induced a complete re

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  9. Blood Test May Reveal Lymphoma Dangers

    Nov. 17, 2004 -- A new test may help people with a common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma know how aggressive their cancer is. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and accounts for more than 20% of all cases. Follicular lymphoma is cancer of the lymph nodes, wh

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  10. Diet Linked to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    March 9, 2004 -- What's causing America's huge surge in blood cancer? It might be our diet. It's called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It's a killer collection of different white-blood-cell cancers. And it's a mystery why it's been increasing so quickly in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Now there's

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