Lymphoma Survivors Report Burdensome Late Effects & Follow-Up Care After Multimodality Treatment

Patients with HL and NHL report physical burdens and "suboptimal" delivery of survivorship information and follow-up care.

FDA Approves GammaPod for Breast Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new breast cancer treatment machine that uses gamma rays to target tumors without harming healthy tissue.

NCCN Updates Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hodgkin Lymphoma

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has issued updated guidelines for Hodgkin lymphoma, which focus on the management of HL using existing treatments and the need for long-term follow-up after treatment completion.

Preop CT Significantly Improves Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

  • Stroke rates decreased by 77% to 96% among patients undergoing primary cardiac surgery, and by 18% to 100% of patients undergoing redo surgery among those receiving a preoperative CT.
  • Mortality decreased by as much as 66% in studies investigating primary surgery.
  • CT was used to detect calcifications and to visualize of postoperative anatomy.
  • Results of Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis suggest significantly positive effects of CT scan on cardiac surgery outcomes.