Focus on Lymphoma & Leukemia
Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to lymphoma & leukemia. All Focus articles are also available.
Precision Medicine in Cancer
In cancer care, precision medicine is used to describe how genetic information about a specific patient’s tumor can be used to more accurately diagnose and tailor effective individual treatment strategies.
Cancer with a "Double Hit"
People with double-hit lymphoma face a grim prognosis. Cancer researchers from several centers recently collaborated on a study that will help oncologists identify the best way to treat and test for this rare and deadly cancer.
Latest Treatments, Local Care
When a tumor wrapped around her heart didn't respond to treatment, Dr. Philip Manno drew on the technology and the experience of colleagues at Norris Cotton Cancer Center to find new approaches for his patient's Hodgkin lymphoma. Now she's cancer free.
From Cold to Cancer to "Ironman" 3K
A lingering Christmas cold turned serious and led to Terry LeMasurier's diagnosis of myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer. After learning about stem cell transplants at NCCC, he traveled from Virginia for treatment at NCCC.
Managing Cancer Related Fatigue
For many patients cancer related fatigue can interfere with normal routines, and limit participation in activities that make life meaningful. Monitoring your fatigue levels, exercise, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle changes can help you cope.
The Building Blocks of a Cure
"We want to know everything about the types that resist chemotherapy so that we can raise the cure rate for all types of leukemia," says Patricia Ernst, PhD.
Dedicated to Care and Success
Cancers of the blood, marrow, and lymph nodes—the various leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas that together are called hematological malignancies—can be stealth diseases.