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LYMPHOMA TREATMENT NEWS

Making doxorubicin chemotherapy safer:  new research shows promise.

Report Published by Lymphoma Foundation of America: 
SOLVENTS AND LYMPHOMA 


Summaries of literature that consider a relationship
between benzene exposure and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
 

THE VERDICT: EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES, LESS FAT

Two new studies released this month addressed the possible links between diet and lymphoma risk.

CANADIAN DOCTORS RECOMMEND PESTICIDE AVOIDANCE

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), representing a large number of practicing doctors, has released an extensive report about the adverse health effects of pesticides.

MOTHBALLS POSE LYMPHOMA RISK

A new study has found that the use of mothballs nearly doubles the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for women.

DRUG MANUFACTURER WARNS OF LYMPHOMA RISK

The manufacturer of infliximab (brand name: Remicade), an anti-arthritis drug, has warned that patients taking the drug developed lymphoma at three times the rate of the general public.

LYMPHOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA WINS U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE

Now veterans who develop lymphoma decades after Agent Orange exposure have the right to sue for medical care and compensation.

SATURDAY, MAY 8th IS NO PESTICIDES DAY

Saturday, May 8th is "No Pesticides Day." This annual event was created by activists in Westchester County, New York.

LYMPHOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA IS ON DOCTORS TOP TEN LIST

Lymphoma Foundation of America is honored by inclusion in the "Top Ten Best Health Charities" list of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

MONKEY VIRUS FOUND IN LYMPHOMA CELLS

SV-40 virus, a contaminant of injectable polio vaccine during the 1950s and 1960s, is under scrutiny as a possible cause of lymphoma.

DEATHS FROM RITUXAN

Although Rituxan (rituximab) is generally considered safer and less toxic than chemical chemotherapy agents, a small number of deaths have occurred from Rituxan treatment.

RESEARCHERS CLASSIFY LYMPHOMA BY MOLECULAR MARKERS

A team of researchers has used "molecular profiling" to distinguish among three distinct types of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

LYMPHOMA FOUNDATION OF AMERICA BRIEFS U.S. SENATE CANCER COALITION ON PESTICIDES ISSUE

 


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