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Lymphoma's Link to Hepatitis C

Researchers at the University of Hopkins found a new study shows some cancer patients who also have the hepatitis C virus may benefit from treatment with the drug, interferon...Past research has suggested a connection between the hepatitis C virus and some B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma's. //A patient with both of these diseases was treated with the antiviral treatment interferon. The patient resp...

A Vaccine For Non – Hodgkin’s Lymphom

At present researchers have discovered vaccines to various diseases such as flu, measles, whooping cough and other illnesses. Now, scientists are testing vaccines to keep cancer from coming back. // ....Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system that almost always comes back, even after chemotherapy and eventually most of these patients ultimately develop resistant disease and die of...

A vaccine for lymphoma

Clinical trials are to start on a vaccine which could help blood cancer sufferers overcome the disease. The vaccine, developed by a research team from Southampton University, works by kick starting the body's immune system to fight lymphoma, a cancer of the immune cells in the blood. ....Using the new technique, scientists are able to remove a sample of tumour cells// from a patient, and isolate...

Helicobacter pylori Antibiotic Treatment of Peptic Ulcer May not Prevent Gastric lymphomas

Stanford, CA -- Successful eradication of Helicobacter may not prevent future aggressive gastric lymphoma since resting B cells are left behind. This was reported by Research led by Dr. Anne Mueller at Stanford University // School of Medicine... ..The paper by Mueller et al., "The role of antigenic drive and tumor-infiltrating accessory cells in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter-induced MALT lymp...

Artificial sweetener, Aspartame, may be the potential cause of lymphoma, leukaemia

It has been found through an animal study that Aspartame can cause lymphoma, leukaemia. The study points out that drinking four to five 20-ounce bottles of diet soda sweetened with aspartame each day would be the //cause of cancers. ..The study would be published in March issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, an US government-run environmental science journal... ..The method and sample ado...

No Lymphoma Risk From Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

There has been an increasing fear regarding the elevated risk of lymphoma associated with rheumatoid arthritis treatment// A new study by Swedish researchers has found that such treatments may not confer an increased susceptibility to cancer, the results of which can be seen in the latest issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism journal. ....The risk of cancer has been found to increase with worsening of...

Poor awareness of lymphomas

A recent survey conducted in Australia shows that majority of Australians actually know very little about lymphomas. // ..A variety of cancers affecting the lymphatic system is termed as lymphomas. Its the lymphatic system in the human body that helps to sieve out bacteria and aids to fight disease. ..Data reveals that it’s the fifth most prevalent cancer that afflicts more women than cervical...

New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment

An international team of cancer specialists and imaging experts has developed standardized guidelines for assessing lymphoma response to treatment//. The guidelines will provide clinicians worldwide with uniform criteria to compare and interpret clinical trials of lymphoma treatments and should facilitate the development of new therapies. ....The new guidelines developed by the International Harm...

A Novel Treatment for KSHV-infected Lymphomas

Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) is a human tumor virus which causes Kaposi’s sarcoma and primary// effusion lymphoma (PEL). ....PELs are aggressive lymphomas with reported median survival time less than six months after diagnosis. ....Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered that activation of the p53 pathway offers a novel effective treatment modality for KSHV-infected lym...

Long-term Oral Steroid Therapy Decreases Lymphoma Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to a study, two years or more of oral steroid treatment decreases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related lymphoma. ......Furthermore, these effects were found regardless of when in the course of the disease the steroids were first administered. However, these beneficial effects were not observed if the steroids were taken for less than a two-year period. ......The pros and cons...

Study Finds Lymphoma Drug Effective Over Long Term

Eight years after being treated with a new drug for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 86 percent of patients were still alive and half had not had a relapse of their disease, according to researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. ......The patients had follicular lymphoma, a type of cancer that is not considered to be curable using traditional treatments. Even if patients in...

Lymphoma Patients Maybe Helped by Adding Radioimmunotherapy to Chemo

CHICAGO, According to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago and published as Abstract 8005 in the ASCO proceedings, patients treated for follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, may benefit from chemotherapy followed by radioimmunotherapy. ......Over 90 perce...

Risk of Lymphoma Increases With Hepatitis C Virus Infection

People infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at an increased risk of developing certain lymphomas (cancers of the lymphatic system), according to a study published in the May 8, 2007, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Baylor College of Medicine, found that HCV infe...

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Shows Steady Increase

The cancer known as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma became substantially more common in the United States between 1973 and 2002 , according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology. The rates of the disease vary by race, sex and geographic area. ...Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma occurs when certain cells of the lymph system (called T lymphocytes) become cancerous and affect the skin. The te...
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