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Long-term survival in patients with aggressive peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) is generally poor, no clear consensus exists on optimal initial therapy, according to a new study.
After decades on the sidelines, research in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) has exploded in recent years, bringing patients with this rare disease new opportunities for treatment.
PORTLAND, OR—High response rates can be achieved with first-line high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) based regimens for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), but many patients relapse within two years of diagnosis, according to a study in... View Article
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is known to cause hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Recent research has focused on some etiological factors to help predict who is at risk for developing cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), which occurs disproportionately in veterans.
Presumptively caused by Agent Orange exposure, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma occurs disproportionately among male veterans. Complicating the clinical approach, the disorders comprising CTCL are similar but differ greatly in response to therapy. New genomic research on the rare cancer, however, is holding out promise for better, more-customized treatment.
ROCKVILLE, MD — While previous studies have reported that survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have an increased risk of developing cutaneous melanoma, risks associated with specific treatments and immune-related risk factors have not been quantified.To... View Article
As the healthcare system with the most experience treating older men, the VA has special expertise in treating uncommon diseases that plague them, such as peripheral T-cell lymphoma. The current challenge for clinicians is to... View Article
An estimated 5-10% of all cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) diagnosed each year occurs in veterans treated by the VA. The cancer, classified as presumptively caused by Agent Orange exposure, is notoriously difficult to diagnose and... View Article
BOSTON — With an aging population, cognitive impairment is increasingly common. The question raised by a new study was what effect that has on survival for older patients with hematologic cancers.
LEBANON, NH — Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is a leukapheresis-based therapeutic procedure that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) since 1988. In ECP,... View Article
STANFORD, CA — Patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) might have a promising new treatment option, according to a study presented at a recent conference. In a presentation at the 2017 American Society of Hematology... View Article
MINNEAPOLIS—Exposure to Agent Orange was not associated with either poor prognostic factors or shortened overall survival in a large veteran population with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), even though it is associated with development of the... View Article
VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said he has made a decision on the expansion of the list of presumptive conditions for Agent Orange compensation and has passed it on to the next step in the process.
At 31, Susan Thornton developed an itchy rash around her waist.
By Brenda L. Mooney Editorial Director ATLANTA — When it comes to American politics, we certainly live in contentious – if not always interesting – times. One of those hot-button issues is a so-called single-payer... View Article
Chronic rash in a sun-protected area that doesn’t respond to topical treatment likely needs to be evaluated for mycosis fungoides, the most common variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Now, a new VA study reports that... View Article
Thousands of veterans who were exposed to contaminants at Camp Lejeune will become eligible for automatic disability compensation if they have been diagnosed with eight diseases linked with toxins in the water supply.
Under a newly-proposed regulation, thousands of veterans could have an easier time obtaining disability benefits for certain conditions linked to service at Camp Lejeune.