Filmmaker Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Julie Reichert, who along with her partner Steven Bogner, have a hit film at the Sundance Film Festival, had to cut short her plans when tests indicated she has lymphoma.

Bognar and Reichert spent nearly nine years filming five children with cancer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for "A Lion in the House" nominated for best documentary at Sundance. The festival ends Sunday.

Analyses of Lymphoma Incidence Trends by Subtype Suggest Priorities for Future Research

NCI researchers found striking differences in incidence patterns and time trends by lymphoma subtype, age, sex, and race/ethnic group in a large U.S. population-based assessment published in the January 1 issue of Blood.

Combining CT and PET Scans in Lymphoma Staging

The use of a combined PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computed tomography) machine for use in initial staging of lymphoma changed treatment decisions in roughly one-quarter of patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and roughly one-third of patients with Hodgkin’s disease (HD) in a recent study in the Annals of Oncology.

Reason Epstein-Barr Virus Causes Cancer Found

For a decade and a half, scientists have known that the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) not only causes mononucleosis (mono or "the kissing disease") but also it was found in some cancers including Hodgkin's lymphoma.

What Causes Hodgkin's Lymphoma - More Evidence

The various white blood cells, as well as the red blood cells and the blood platelets, develop from blood stem cells in the bone marrow, orchestrated by different molecular switches called transcription factors. They tell the cells which direction "to go". Until now, it has been assumed that once human blood cells have developed into one direction they are no longer able to leave their path. However, experiments in mice have shown that mature B lymphocyte cells have the ability to do exactly this: reprogramming and developing into different cell lineages.

PCBs and Furans May Factor In Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Scientists have found some additional evidence that environmental exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may be associated with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to a study published in the December 1 issue of Cancer Research.

Childhood Repeated Antibiotic Use Tied to NHL Risk

Reuters Health reports on an American Journal of Epidemiology article this month - A history of using antibiotics more than 10 times in childhood increases the likelihood of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) by 80%, according to the largest population-based case-control study to date of NHL risk and medication use.

Cop Repays Favor in Saving His Police Dog

When South Florida Sheriff's Deputy Ron Adamson was grappling with a suspect four years ago, his new police-dog partner Del instinctively came to his rescue by biting the man's leg. "If it wasn't for Del, I don't know what would've happened that night," said Adamson, "Del saved my life. Now, it's my turn to return the favor." Del, a 7-year-old German shepherd, was diagnosed recently with gastrointestinal lymphoma. The Sheriff's Office officials have decided to pay thousands of dollars for treatment in hopes Del will make a full recovery, according to Sgt.

Variant Gene May Contribute to the Development of NHL

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that a genetic variant of the gene B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6) may contribute to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Bacteria may be linked to lymphoma around the eye

AP is reporting on new research suggesting infection with bacteria from the Chlamydia family may play a role in the development of a type of lymphoma that affects the tissue around the eye, raising hopes that antibiotics may one day prove to be an alternative to chemotherapy or radiation.