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Monumental Progress in the Treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Some monuments are difficult to topple. At least that was the case dating back to 1976, when investigators from the Southwest Oncology Group demonstrated the importance of doxorubicin in the treatment of patients with a group of lymphoid malignancies then referred to as diffuse aggressive...

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Bruce D. Cheson, MD, and Richard I. Fisher, MD, on Lymphoma: Treatment Considerations

Bruce D. Cheson, MD, of Georgetown University Hospital, and Richard I. Fisher, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discuss ways to incorporate PET and CT scanning into standard of care for and research studies on lymphoma.

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Expert Point of View: Bruce D. Cheson, MD

BRUCE D. CHESON, MD, Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC, agreed that rituximab (Rituxan) plus lenalidomide (Revlimid; R2) is a reasonable first-line option, considering the findings of the RELEVANCE trial.  “Dr. Fowler showed ...

Expert Point of View: Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, FASCO, Adam D. Cohen, MD, Craig Hofmeister, MD, MPH, and Bruce Cheson, MD

Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, FASCO, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, noted that the iNNOVATE trial is the first randomized comparison of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) plus rituximab (Rituxan) vs “a very active control—rituximab—to which 50% of patients responded.” The study showed that “the...

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Updated Analysis of Obinutuzumab in Rituximab-Refractory Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Cheson et al, an updated analysis of the phase III GADOLIN trial showed an overall survival advantage with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) plus bendamustine induction followed by obinutuzumab maintenance vs bendamustine alone in patients with rituximab...

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Releasing Follicular Lymphoma From the Curse of Frankenstein

In the December 10, 2017, issue of The ASCO Post, I authored an article in which I raised the possibility of curing follicular lymphoma without the dreaded chemotherapy. Clearly, no good deed goes unpunished: My good friend and The ASCO Post’s editor Jim Armitage, MD, challenged me to defend that...

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Follicular Lymphoma: Is the Road to Cure Paved With Gallium?

The roadside along the path to curing follicular lymphoma is riddled with the debris of failed cytotoxic regimens. For decades, clinical trials unsuccessfully pitted various chemotherapy combinations against each other. It took but a single, noncytotoxic molecule, rituximab (Rituxan), to forever...

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Routine PET Surveillance Discouraged in Large Cell Lymphoma

There is no role for routine imaging as a means of following patients with large cell lymphoma, according to Bruce D. Cheson, MD, Deputy Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC. “Routine...

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Bruce D. Cheson, MD, and Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, on Staging Lymphoma

Bruce D. Cheson, MD, of Georgetown University Hospital, and Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discuss whether lymphoma should be staged with a positron emission tomography (PET) scan and what follow-up scans are needed.

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Idelalisib Achieves High Response Rates in ‘Double-Refractory’ Indolent NHL

In patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) refractory to both rituximab (Rituxan) and an alkylating agent, monotherapy with the selective oral PI3K-delta inhibitor idelalisib produced a high response rate, with responses persisting for 1 year in the average patient, according to...

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International Group Updates Recommendations on Managing Lymphoma

An international multidisciplinary group of experts has updated their recommendations for staging and treatment response assessment in patients with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Bruce D. Cheson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Deputy Chief of Hematology-Oncology, and Head of Hematology at the...

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Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

The following essay by Bruce D. Cheson, MD, is adapted from The Big Casino: America’s Best Cancer Doctors Share Their Most Powerful Stories, which was coedited by Stan Winokur, MD, and Vincent Coppola and published in May 2014. The book is available on Amazon.com and thebigcasino.org.   The ride...

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Updated Recommendations for Evaluation, Staging, and Response Assessment for Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: The Lugano Classification

Updated recommendations (the Lugano Classification) for initial evaluation, staging, and assessment of response in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have been presented in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Cheson et al. The recommendations are the result of two...

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Idelalisib Achieves High Response Rates in 'Double-Refractory' Indolent NHL

In patients with indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) refractory to both rituximab (Rituxan) and an alkylating agent, monotherapy with the selective oral PI3K-delta inhibitor idelalisib produced a high response rate, with responses persisting for 1 year in the average patient, according to...

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