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Cure vs. Control in Lymphoma: The Changing Treatment Paradigm

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Description: Novel agents emerging for the treatment of lymphoma are offering some patients the opportunity of long-term disease control while avoiding aggressive and highly toxic chemotherapy therapies. For the time being, this means changing the goal of treatment from cure to control. Can patients live well with cancer still alive in their bodies? Is it better than high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue? Dr. Owen O’Connor joins Patient Power from the 2014 International Workshop on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (iwNHL) in Scottsdale, Arizona to share his perspective on this continuing trend in the research and treatment of lymphoma.

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Dr. Owen O’Connor is a hematology/oncologist who leads the oncology program New York University’s (NYU) Langone Medical Center.

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Posted on : 09/23/14
Added : 3 years ago
Category : Lymphoma