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2012-05-17 12:14:34

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher leads trial of ALK inhibitor in neuroblastoma, lymphoma A pill designed to zero in on abnormal genes that drive specific cancers has produced encouraging early results in children with an uncommon but aggressive type of lymphoma, as well as in children with a rare form of neuroblastoma. A phase 1 clinical trial of the drug crizotinib achieved remissions, with minimal side effects, for 10 of the children participating in a clinical study...

2011-08-19 16:10:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Seattle Genetics' Adcetris to treat two types of rare blood cancers - Hodgkin lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/NY48642LOGO ) The drug is approved for Hodgkin lymphoma patients after failure of a stem cell transplant or two chemotherapy treatments and for ALCL patients after failure of at least one multi-agent...

2011-08-19 13:52:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and a rare lymphoma known as systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system. Adcetris is an antibody-drug conjugate that combines an antibody and drug, allowing the antibody to direct the drug to a target on...

2011-04-19 14:49:10

Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop, according to a study by researchers from the RAND Corporation. The study, published online by the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, also finds that the disease takes a slow course and can be controlled by surgical removal of the implant and surrounding capsule. The...

2011-01-28 10:40:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported on January 26 that "a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggests that patients with breast implants may have a very small, but significant risk, of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant. According to the National Cancer Institute, ALCL appears in...

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2011-01-27 08:25:00

The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to investigate a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to AP Health Writer Matthew Perrone, ALCL "attacks lymph nodes and the skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around an implant." Perrone reports that the FDA is aware of just 60 cases of the ailment globally, but according to Lisa Richwine...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast implants in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The registry is being developed in response to reports of a rare lymphoma -- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) -- in a very small number of women with breast implants. Arlington Heights, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast...


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