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2010-10-26 00:26:39

Standard radiation plus ABVD chemotherapy still most effective against the disease A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease, according to a first-of-its-kind randomized study presented at the plenary session, November 1, 2010, at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In...

2009-07-15 09:05:21

U.S. medical scientists say they have developed a new chemotherapy regimen for pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma patients. Dr. Cindy Schwartz of Brown University Medical School's Hasbro Children's Hospital said the new treatment enhances efficacy through dose-dense drug delivery, while simultaneously reducing the long-term risks presented by high cumulative dose chemotherapy. Schwartz said current therapy for the disease in the United States did not include the most modern treatment models, in...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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