Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are aggressive blood cancers that can be difficult to treat and may return after treatment. People with HIV are up to 17 times more likely to get non-Hodgkin lymphomas than people who do not have HIV. A clinical trial led by Kathryn A. Lurain, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Research Physician in the HIV and AIDS Malignancies Branch, is researching a combination drug therapy for the blood cancer. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.
Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT05389423
NCI Protocol ID: 000274
Official Title: Pomalidomide and Dose-Adjusted EPOCH +/- Rituximab for HIV-Associated Lymphomas
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