Patients need to know that nuclear medicine procedures can trigger radiation alarms
... tests; positron emission tomography (PET), bone, lung and renal scans; thyroid uptake studies; whole body scans; I-131 hyperthyroid treatments; I-131 bexxar
cancer treatments; and brachytherapy. For the study, 89 health care professionals (including doctors, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation safety...
January 1 Looms Large for Lymphoma Patients
...s established reimbursement levels for the 2008
hospital outpatient prospective payment system, which will result in less
than 50 percent coverage for bexxar
and Zevalin. Hospitals will not be able
to cover the other half of these costly drugs, thereby effectively
eliminating access to these treatments.
Study Finds Lymphoma Drug Effective Over Long Term
...h system, who received the radioimmunotherapy drug bexxar
as their first treatment for the disease. Ninety-f...For years we have known radioimmunotherapy such as bexxar
is one of the most effective treatments for patien...with relapsed follicular lymphoma. These data show bexxar
is particularly effective when used as a frontline...
New Treatment Rivals Chemotherapy For Lymphoma, Study Finds
...apy received a single course of treatment with the bexxar
therapeutic regimen, a radioactive antibody inject...and now at Johns Hopkins University) developed the bexxar
regimen, which received approval from the U.S. Foo...have failed. The newly published research involves bexxar
as a first-line treatment for this disease.