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2012-06-27 14:19:38

Trial led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators succeeds in keeping cure rates high for young patients with favorable-risk Hodgkin lymphoma while reducing their chances of serious treatment side effects A multicenter trial showed that nearly half of young patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured without undergoing either irradiation or intensive chemotherapy that would leave them at risk for second cancers, infertility, heart and other problems later. St....

2011-12-22 07:37:35

High-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDC-ASCT), for previously untreated patients with advanced follicular lymphoma (FL) does not improve overall survival compared with conventional-dose chemotherapy alone, according to an online study published December 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Follicular lymphoma is the most common sub-type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in North America, characterized by a long natural history, with multiple remissions...

2011-12-01 07:33:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Younger lymphoma patients given a more intensive chemotherapy regimen combined with rituximab live much longer, and are more than twice as likely to remain in remission 4 years later, compared to patients given standard chemo. Over the past decade, combined treatment with the monoclonal antibody rituximab and a standard chemotherapy regimen CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) has substantially improved outcomes in lymphoma patients...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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