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Voices of Hodgkin’s Blog
Voices of Hodgkin’s Blog
Dana-Farber Adult Survivorship Program
Dana Farber Cancer Institute – The Adult Survivorship Program team and Lymphoma Division at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created an evidence-based Hodgkin Lymphoma online educational resource website for Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and clinicians. We have designed this program to describe the different aspects of survivorship for Hodgkin Lymphoma patients, including cancer risks, care of your heart, healthy living, emotional well-being, family and relationships, and general tips. This website provides specific strategies to manage potential late and long-term effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation for Hodgkin Lymphoma and other related cancers.
‘Readily Available’ Biomarkers May Predict Survivors at Risk for Cardiomyopathy
HemOnc today –

This article in HemOnc Today describes a recent study that evaluated the use of specific biomarkers, namely global longitudinal strain (GLS) and N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) to identify childhood cancer survivors who may be at risk for cardiomyopathy. The study was done through the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort study.

What Cancer Survivors Should Know About Survivorship Research: Expert Perspectives –

When thinking about cancer research, many people think of studies focused on evaluating new or better ways to treat the cancer itself. What may not come to mind is a type of research known as “survivorship research.”

Comorbidities Muddy Acute MI Diagnosis in Patients with Cancer Presenting with Chest Pain
Healio –

Patients with cancer had a higher rate of acute MI when presenting to the ED with chest pain.

Significant Progression-Free Survival in Stage III/IV Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
Oncology Times –

A Phase III trial has demonstrated that patients with advanced Stage III/IV classic Hodgkin lymphoma who underwent initial treatment with nivolumab, a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, and AVD chemotherapy (N-AVD) had a significantly lower risk of their cancer getting worse than patients treated with brentuximab vedotin, a monoclonal antibody, and AVD (BV-AVD) a year after starting treatment.

Prevalence of Functional Limitations More than Doubles Among Cancer Survivors
Healio –

The number of cancer survivors with self-reported functional limitations throughout the United States has more than doubled over the past 2 decades, according to data published in JAMA Oncology.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Increased Rates of Late, Major Surgeries
Medpage Today –

Childhood cancer survivors have increased rates of undergoing late, major surgical procedures 5 or more years after diagnosis, according to data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Study: Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Show Signs of Dementia in Early Adulthood
University of Rochester Medical Center –

In a new study, the majority of individuals treated as children for Hodgkin lymphoma who are now in their 30s, showed signs of being an average of 7.7 years older biologically than their peers and placing them at risk for cognitive problems.

AYA Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Death Due to Second Primary Cancers
Healio –

Death due to a second primary cancer occurred nearly twice as often among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors compared with the general population, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help See Cancer in New, and Better, Ways?
National Cancer Institute –

Over the past several years, researchers have developed AI tools that have the potential to make cancer imaging faster, more accurate, and even more informative. And that’s generated a lot of excitement.