Oncology & Cancer

FDA approves CAR T therapy for large B-cell lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded approval for a personalized cellular therapy developed at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center, this time for the treatment of adult patients with ...

Oncology & Cancer

ASH: Anti-CD19 CAR T-cell Tx beneficial in B-cell lymphomas

(HealthDay)—Axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel), an autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy and autologous T cells that express a CD19-directed CAR (CTL019) are effective for refractory B-cell ...

Oncology & Cancer

PFS up with obinutuzumab-based Tx in follicular lymphoma

(HealthDay)—For patients with follicular lymphoma, obinutuzumab-based immunochemotherapy is associated with longer progression-free survival than rituximab-based therapy, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in ...

Oncology & Cancer

FDA approves aliqopa for follicular lymphoma

(HealthDay)—Aliqopa (copanlisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments with certain other drugs.

Oncology & Cancer

The gene behind follicular lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma is an incurable cancer that affects over 200,000 people worldwide every year. A form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, follicular lymphoma develops when the body starts making abnormal B-cells, which are white ...

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