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John Theurer Cancer Center experts present new cancer research at ASCO Annual Meeting
Date:6/4/2010

HACKENSACK, N.J. (June 3, 2010) The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today important research findings that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting taking place June 4 8, 2010 in Chicago. Research highlights include a comparison of first-line treatments for an aggressive form of lymphoma, the efficacy and safety of a new genetically engineered cancer therapy, and the value of a commonly used tool for staging lymphoma. These findings are only three of 16 studies that will be discussed by researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center.

"We are excited to present significant research findings, particularly in the area of hematological malignancies, as part of our continued commitment to advance cancer research," said Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., Chairman and Executive Administrative Director, John Theurer Cancer Center. "The studies we will present at ASCO represent just a small sample of the work that we do to improve outcomes not just for our patients, but for the cancer community as a whole."

Research to be presented at ASCO by researchers at the John Theurer Cancer Center will showcase treatment advancements for cancers of the blood, including lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Poster presentation highlights in these areas include:

Rituximab, fludarabine, mitoxantrone, and dexamethasone (R-FND) combination may help patients with relapsed indolent B-cell lymphoma. (Abstract number 8078; poster session, June 5, 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.)

Andre Goy, M.D., Deputy Director and Chief, Lymphoma at the John Theurer Cancer Center collaborated with researchers at other major cancer centers to examine the value of adding rituximab to FND (fludarabine, mitoxantrone, and dexamethasone) combination therapy for relapsed indolent B-cell lymphoma. While rituximab is often used as a treatment option for patients with this condition, o
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