Lymphoma Related Highlights From ASCO

I will be reporting on a wide variety of cancer advances as I search through my American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) notes over the next few weeks. So much material to cover–so little time! Here is some promising news about lymphoma treatment advances from ASCO, distributed by M.D. Anderson:

Watch For More About Cervical, Uterine, Ovarian Cancer Information Here Daily

As you probably know, my husband, Pat, has multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He endures monthly chemotherapy and lots and lots of bone pain each and every day. Somehow he finds the time and energy to write and post articles about cancer daily. I fill-in when I can or when he isn’t feeling well. Pat’s specialty are blood and bone marrow cancers—for example, he traveled to New Orleans last December and used his journalist credentials to report live from ASH—thanks to the International Myeloma Foundation, who payed his way.
What many of you may or may not know is, I am also a cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer survivor. Pat has agreed to help me write more about these cancers—my cancers.
Starting today, we are going to post more about these and other cancers, in addition to articles about leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma—along with stories about nutrition, alternative medicine and exercising to help our fellow cancer patients.
As Pat would say: Feel good and keep smiling—and thank you for reading! Pattie

No Lymphoma/Leukemia Blockbuster ASH News So Far

I was traveling this evening, but based on the data I reviewed in person and on-line the last three days at ASH, the blockbuster news I was told to expect has yet to materialize. I see a few promising Stage I studies and even fewer Stage II studies. Like myeloma, drug combinations are being tried every which way. Another trend is using successful myeloma drugs against certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. You can Google ASH and leukemia and/or lymphoma, but be prepared to be underwhelmed! I will follow-up tomorrow.