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BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have a new treatment option called CAR T-cell therapy. Yescarta is the CAR T-cell therapy that’s FDA-approved to treat patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; it shrinks the tumors in 70-80% of patients.

But with this new therapy come side effects that are different from those of other...

CAR T cells attack lymphoma tumor

BY Caroline Rose

Statistically speaking, I shouldn’t be alive today. Since being diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 27, I’ve suffered two...

BY Kameron Kramer

In late 2014, I was diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. At the time, I had no idea what that would...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma and Myeloma isn’t interested in the accuracy of this prediction. She’s looking for signs of a serious side effect of immunotherapy.

“If a patient’s handwriting deteriorates, it’s a red flag that they’re developing neurotoxicity,” Velasquez says. She explains that the handwriting test is...

Jaquelin Velasquez, left, and Misha Hawkins perform the two-nurse verification process prior to infusing a patient with CAR T cells.

BY Lucie Easterwood

When I learned that I had non-Hodgkin lymphoma in June 2011, an acquaintance said that he knew people who’d received treatment for that disease...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Courage. Hope. Love. Faith. Strength. Wisdom. These are a few of the gifts that our cancer survivors shared with us on Cancerwise this past...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Remaining hopeful during cancer treatment is as much an art as it is a skill. And, our cancer patients and their families demonstrate this...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Jeff Johnson

When I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in November 2017, my first thought was that I had to get to MD Anderson. I’d long been aware of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband...