Recent results of a phase II trial showed favourable responses to dasatinib in patients with imatinib-resistant/intolerant or newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase (CML-CP), according to findings presented at the 22nd Congress of European Hematology Association (EHA 2017) held in Madrid, Spain.
Two trials on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy showed positive responses in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBCL) or transformed follicular lymphoma (TFL), according to findings presented at the recent European Hematology Congress 2017 held in Madrid, Spain.
Denosumab is noniferior to zoledronic acid in delaying skeletal-related events (SREs) with less renal toxicity in patients with multiple myeloma, according to a study presented at the EHA Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
Elderly cancer patients on anticoagulant therapy are at least nine times more likely to die within 7 days after a major bleeding event than after a venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence, suggests a study presented at the EHA Congress 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
Blinatumomab more than doubled the overall survival (OS) vs standard-of-care (SOC) chemotherapy in the first salvage regimen in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative relapsed/refractory precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (R/R BCP-ALL), according to a subset analysis of the TOWER* trial presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress 2017 held in Madrid, Spain.
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Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
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