Latest CHOP Stories

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...

2011-04-11 08:12:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Lymphoma is often difficult to treat in elderly patients because they cannot always tolerate chemotherapy. Now, a new study reveals a modified treatment approach may be an option for these patients. The new approach uses a decreased dose of conventional chemotherapy combined with a standard dose of the drug rituximab. Between 2006 and 2009, 150 patients over 80 years of age were enrolled from 38 centers across France and Belgium. The patients all had diffuse B-cell...

2011-04-04 00:30:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today that the April 2011 edition of the peer reviewed journal, Leukemia & Lymphoma (April 2011; 52(4): 620-628) published results of a phase I/II clinical trial evaluating the effect of cyclophosphamide, pixantrone, vincristine, and prednisone ("CPOP") in treating patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ("NHL") who relapsed following initial therapy with cyclophosphamide,...

2011-03-21 01:30:00

SEATTLE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it has initiated its randomized pivotal trial of pixantrone for the treatment of relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ("DLBCL"). The clinical trial is now open to patient enrollment. The trial, referred to as the PIX-R or PIX 306 trial, will compare a combination of pixantrone plus rituximab to a combination of gemcitabine plus rituximab in patients with relapsed...

2010-12-05 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next generation of drug therapies and enhanced treatment approaches for various forms of lymphoma are evolving as researchers continue to better understand how these cancers progress. Research will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology introducing promising new options for the standard treatment of advanced asymptomatic follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and early, unfavorable...

2010-05-18 00:30:00

SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq: CTIC; MTA) reported today preliminary cardiac safety results from a North American randomized phase II trial which substituted pixantrone for doxorubicin in the standard CHOP-R regimen. Called PIX203, the randomized trial compared CPOP-R directly to CHOP-R in the 1st line treatment of high risk patients with diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (DLBCL, NHL). While CHOP-R is considered the standard of...

2010-05-13 12:00:00

Good Shepherd To Manage Medical Rehabilitation Services for CHOP ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network (GSRN) based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have signed a management contract whereby GSRN will manage all medical rehabilitation services provided to CHOP's patients. These services include inpatient rehabilitation at Children's Seashore House, rehabilitation services provided to other CHOP...

2009-12-05 10:00:00

There have been significant scientific advances in the field of blood cancers, and leading experts continue to gain a better understanding of how certain diseases progress in order to discover new treatment options and provide patients with the best care. Research presented today at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology explores optimal induction therapies for managing multiple myeloma, the importance of advance care planning for improved quality of life, and a...

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