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Short-term antibiotic therapy is the initial treatment of gastric MALT lymphoma and is effective in approximately 70% to 90% of patients. For relapsed gastric MALT lymphoma, nonsurgical treatment options include chemotherapy, bortezomib (Velcade), low-dose radiation, and rituximab (Rituxan).
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder, affects approximately 1.5 million individuals in the United States; it is 3 times more common in women than in men.
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects the white blood cells (lymphocytes). In 2017, 5970 new patients were estimated to be diagnosed with ALL and 1440 individuals to die from this disease.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow that often leads to bone destruction and bone marrow failure. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 30,280 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed in 2017, and 12,590 deaths will be attributed to the disease.
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common subtype of bladder cancer, accounting for more than 90% of bladder cancer diagnoses in the United States. In 2017, more than 79,000 bladder cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States, and more than 16,000 people died from this disease.
Breast cancer affects more women than any other type of cancer, and represents 15% of all new cancer cases in the United States. A total of 252,710 new breast cancer cases were estimated to be diagnosed in 2017, and more than 40,600 deaths.
Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by low brain dopamine concentrations and progressive brain-cell destruction that affects the body’s motor system. An estimated 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.
Psoriatic arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the immune system, is characterized by swelling, stiffness, and joint or tendon pain that is often accompanied by skin and nail psoriasis.
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a form of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system, is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in adults. In the United States, approximately 72,000 new cases of NHL are diagnosed annually; more than 20,000 people were estimated to die from the disease in 2017.
  • Enasidenib, a New Targeted Therapy Approved for Relapsed or Refractory AML, Shows Complete Remission in Some Patients
  • Ibrutinib First Treatment Approved by the FDA for Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease
  • Vyxeos First Treatment Approved Specifically for 2 Types of High-Risk AML
  • First CAR T-Cell Therapy Unanimously Recommended by FDA Advisory Committee for Treatment of B-Cell ALL in Children and Young Adults
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