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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers

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Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some myeloma patients. Clinical trials are under way to develop treatments that increase the remission rate of myeloma or cure the disease. Today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) continues to invest funds in myeloma research. Clinical trials can involve new drugs, new combinations of drugs or approved drugs being studied to treat p ...

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Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some MDS patients. Clinical trials are under way for all MDS-risk types. Today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. LLS continues to invest funds in MDS research. Click here to read more about clinical trials.
  Receive one-on-one navigation from an LLS Clinical Trial Specialist who will personally assist you throughout the entire clinical-trial process: C ...

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Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients. Clinical trials are under way to develop treatments that increase the remission rate or cure the disease. Today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society continues to invest funds in HL research. Click here to read more about clinical trials. Current Hodgkin Lymphoma Research and Clinical Trials The ...

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What To Do When Standard Therapy Fails: 2017 Clinical Trials Symposium

This symposium, chaired by Dr. Jane Winter of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, is the second of its kind led by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The half-day program will include 5 disease-specific sessions and 3 panel discussions all with the goal of educating referring physicians on the importance of recommending clinical trials to patients when standard therapy is no longer an option, with attendees learning about the clinical trials currently being held at Chicago’s l ...

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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers