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Study shows new treatment for lymphoma doesn't require chemo

Study finds success in non-chemo lymphoma treatment
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BOSTON -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found a new treatment for lymphoma that is not chemotherapy. 

The recent study focused on a non-chemotherapy treatment for people with aggressive B-cell lymphoma that has come back or is no longer responding to standard treatments. 

In a clinical trial involving 50 patients, the combination of five drugs shrank tumors substantially in more than half -- in about a third of patients, the tumors disappeared entirely. At two years, a third of the patients were still free of disease.

Researchers hope adding other drugs to the mix can provide even better outcomes for patients.

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