Some young patients with forms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that do not respond to current treatments may have new options, according to two clinical trials published online October 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Both trials were led by the NCI-supported Children's Oncology Group (COG), and each yielded impressive results for patients with difficult-to-treat cancers. Read more > >
by Dr. James H. Doroshow
The FDA's recent approval of the new agent pralatrexate (Folotyn) for the treatment of peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) was especially satisfying news for those of us at NCI who have been involved with this drug. Of course, we are always pleased to see a new, effective cancer treatment reach the clinic, especially one for patients with this rare form of lymphoma who have relapsed after or failed to respond to their initial treatment. Read more > >
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