News tagged with neutropenia

Mathematical model may lead to safer chemotherapy

Cancer chemotherapy can be a life-saver, but it is fraught with severe side effects, among them an increased risk of infection. Until now, the major criterion for assessing this risk has been the blood cell count: if the ...

Sep 12, 2012
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Chemo combination promising for multiple myeloma

(HealthDay) -- For patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, combination treatment with elotuzumab, lenalidomide, and low-dose dexamethasone is generally well tolerated, with encouraging response ...

May 02, 2012
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ASCO issues guideline for febrile neutropenia in adults

(HealthDay)—The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued updated recommendations for both the prevention and management of febrile episodes in neutropenic oncology outpatients; the recommendations ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Brentuximab vedotin effective in large-cell lymphoma

(HealthDay) -- More than half of patients with relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) treated with the CD30-directed antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin achieve a complete ...

May 24, 2012
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Optimal dose suggested for dasatinib in ovarian cancer

(HealthDay)—A phase I trial of dasatinib combined with paclitaxel and carboplatin has determined the optimal dose of dasatinib and suggested some efficacy in women with advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer, ...

Nov 19, 2012
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Bevacizumab active in HIV-linked Kaposi's sarcoma

(HealthDay) -- For patients with HIV-associated Kaposi's sarcoma (HIV-KS), bevacizumab is tolerated and induces a response in some patients, according to a study published online March 19 in the Journal of ...

Mar 20, 2012
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