To get the best protection against COVID-19 it is important to get your Spring booster jab.
Nurses’ Day is a time to celebrate all that nurses do, and a chance for us all to say a big thank you.
Mark Harrison has become our new Chair of Trustees. His appointment follows ten years on the Board with Lymphoma Action, including four years as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event which gives the UK the opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health.
This year, Sun Awareness Week is from 2-8 May, although it is important to be aware of the dangers of the sun all year round.
Although not available yet, we have received calls to the helpline asking for more information about a drug called Evusheld.
Calling all walkers as our flagship fundraising event Bridges of Britain is back! This May you can join #TeamLymphoma in London or walk in your local area.
Join our free live Q&A webinar designed to support you in moving forward in a COVID-19 world.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Charlotte Bloodworth, answers some of our most commonly asked questions around relapse in our recent podcast.
The dedicated game was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena and raised funds to support our work.
April is Stress Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the reasons why people get stressed and how to tackle it. The theme for this year is ‘Community’, in recognition of the last two years being some of the most challenging years we will faced globally.
Update on COVID-19 tests and new antibody and antiviral treatments available to people with COVID-19 at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
In collaboration with over 50 cancer charities, we have published a consensus statement in response to the Government’s Call for Evidence to inform a new 10-year Cancer Plan.
We want to hear from you! Your insights can inform support and care in the future. The survey is open until 14 April 2022.
Having a sore mouth is a common side effect of treatment for lymphoma.
NHS England & NHS Improvement has launched a new phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer earlier.
The theme for this year's International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. Dallas Pounds, our Director of Services, was interviewed by Prospectus about her career journey.
In our latest Lymphoma Voices podcast, Katie shares her experience of a clinical trial.
NICE has expanded access to pembrolizumab on the NHS.
Get involved in the PANORAMIC trial if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and a positive PCR or lateral flow test.
The award from the Lymphoma Coalition is in recognition of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it caused for people affected by lymphoma.
Friday 4 February is World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness and understanding of all types of cancer, including lymphoma.
Thursday 3 February is Time to Talk Day, a national day that aims to create supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends or colleagues about mental health and wellbeing.
Considerations for keeping yourself as safe as you can as COVID restrictions are beginning to be lifted.
There's still time to sign up to have your COVID antibody levels tested and help scientists work out what level of antibodies offers protection against COVID-19.
New guidelines give clear treatment recommendations for people with T-cell and NK-cell lymphomas
The UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved tafasitamab, combined with lenalidomide, for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who can’t have a stem cell transplant.
2021 was a special year for Lymphoma Action, as we marked our 35 year anniversary!
Thank you for your support during 2021 - we're sending best wishes for the coming year.
In our latest podcast our Patron, Lord Menzies Campbell, talks to us about his esteemed and varied career, how some of his greatest achievements have been since his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2002.
Order or download our new book, Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma.
Ibrutinib monotherapy has been approved for NHS in Scotland for adults with Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia who have had at least one previous course of treatment.
Simran’s family have raised an amazing £51,644 to support our work.
The paper covers recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of people with Richter transformation.
Sunday 5 December is International Volunteer Day, an annual event to recognise and promote the incredible volunteering that takes place across the world.
The Good Grief Trust’s National Grief Awareness week aims to raise awareness of all aspects of grief, its potential impacts and how you can support someone else through a bereavement.
Double your donation with one week of match funding and give the gift of support to people affected by lymphoma.
EBV-specific T cells are active against extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma and could be studied further.
Join in the festive fun and show your support for people affected by lymphoma!
Pathology plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of lymphoma. In our latest Lymphoma Voices podcast Dr Bridget Wilkins explains why.
The TIER trial has found that a new combination of chemotherapy and antibody therapy can produce meaningful responses in people with relapsed or refractory CNS lymphoma.
We are calling for people affected by blood cancer to be treated equally to those with the four most common cancers in NHS policy making and decision making.
As this week marks Self Care Week, here’s a reminder of some of the information and support we offer to help you live well.
NICE has recommended mogamulizumab for the treatment of relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome
If you were employed during or after treatment for lymphoma, get involved in a study looking at the challenges faced by people managing work and cancer.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has expanded access to pembrolizumab on the NHS in Scotland.
'Most of us are good at asking how others are, but it can be hard to start talking about how you feel and what you are worried about.'
Many lymphomas have very complicated names. Can you explain how lymphomas are given their names?
You are recommended to have an annual influenza or 'flu jab' if you have lymphoma. Find out more.
Avelumab is well tolerated and has shown early evidence of activity against relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.
In collaboration with 50 other cancer charities, we have written to the Government to ask that they take action at the next Comprehensive Spending Review, and respond urgently to the challenges faced by cancer services.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and an opportunity to focus on our emotional and mental wellbeing. We have some resources that you may find helpful.
Epcoritamab has produced promising results in an early phase clinical trial.
From fantastic fundraising, to supporting our lymphoma symptoms awareness campaign, we want to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has got involved in Blood Cancer Awareness Month this year.
What is the difference between a third primary dose and a booster?
The UK is to begin a programme of third COVID-19 vaccine doses for people with severely weakened immune systems. This includes many people affected by lymphoma.
Join the global lymphoma community on 15 September to address the ways the pandemic has affected people living with lymphoma.
We are pleased to welcome Dallas Pounds as our Director of Services at Lymphoma Action.
The artist’s painting of Roberts Bakery has been bought by the owners of the Northwich landmark, with a kind donation to support our work.
If you have CLL or SLL, let us know your experience of treatment and your views on potential future treatments by taking part in an online survey.
An alternative to the live shingles vaccine is now available in the UK for people with lowered immunity.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved monoclonal antibody treatment Ronapreve to prevent and fight COVID-19 in the UK.
Poet, author and illustrator Giles Andreae talks about his extraordinary experiences in our latest Lymphoma Voices podcast.
In our webinar, a panel of experts discussed antibodies, current studies and trials, booster vaccines and other questions around COVID-19 vaccines.
KTE-X19 has been approved for NHS use in Scotland for people with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
Join #TeamLymphoma in September for our 2021 Bridges of Britain walk. This year we are hoping to make it even bigger and better!
How can I find out about a trial that may be suitable for me?
As COVID-19 restrictions lift in England, we have joined 40 other cancer charities in an open letter to the public to raise awareness about the impact of ‘freedom day’ on people affected by cancer, and the steps people can take to protect those who are still clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
NICE has approved chlormethine gel for NHS use for adults with mycosis fungoides.
In an open letter to the public, and two letters addressed to the Prime Minister, we express our concern about the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England on Monday 19 July, and what this will mean for people considered clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
As restrictions are lifted and guidance on working from home will end, we consider what rights people with lymphoma have, the latest government guidance for England and include some questions you might ask your employer as you consider returning to work.
Many people affected by lymphoma are likely to feel concerned about the news that restrictions in England are being lifted. We're here to support you and have put together these tips to help you manage this next phase.
This year, the British Society for Haematology held their annual scientific meeting online. Clinical experts presented some of the latest developments across all areas of lymphoma research.
Phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme will begin in the autumn with booster jabs for the most vulnerable people.
In most places, antibody tests to check your response to COVID vaccination are not routinely available on the NHS. Here, we list a few things to consider before deciding whether or not to pay for a private test.
A phase 1 trial of a new treatment called camidanlumab tesirine has found that this could be an effective option for people with lymphoma that has relapsed or is refractory after several previous courses of treatment.
Whether or not you choose to go out more, and how many people you choose to meet within the current rules, is a personal decision. To help you decide what you feel comfortable doing, we recap some of the main considerations and suggest things you can do to keep yourself safer.
On Saturday 12 June, we will be celebrating 35 years of supporting people affected by lymphoma. Our Chief Executive, Ropinder Gill, has recorded a special message to mark the occasion, and to thank all of our wonderful supporters.
We know a lot of people have questions about whether coronavirus vaccination works for people who have lymphoma. Here, we summarise what we know – and what we don’t know – so far.
Mogamulizumab has been approved for people with rare types of relapsed or refractory skin lymphoma, and acalabrutinib has been approved as a first-line treatment for some people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
This week is Carers week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and to recognise the contribution of carers across the UK. At Lymphoma Action, we have a host of resources available to support people who may be caring for someone affected by lymphoma.
We were delighted to have the opportunity to talk with Anna, whose parents, Tim and Felicity Hilder were instrumental in starting the charity over 35 years ago. Here, she explains why Lymphoma Action is still close to her heart as we celebrate 35 years of supporting people affected by lymphoma.
The results of the LOTIS-2 trial of loncastuximab tesirine for people with difficult-to-treat large B-cell lymphomas are encouraging.
We are pleased to welcome Shaf Mansour as a Trustee of Lymphoma Action.
The OAsIs trial found that a combination of obinutuzumab, ibrutinib, and venetoclax is well tolerated and provides high response rates.
For good health and wellbeing, you can’t separate physical and mental health.
With further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 17 May, you may feel a mixture of emotions. This video looks at approaches you may find helpful if you are feeling worried at this time.
Chlormethine gel is now available on the NHS in Scotland for adults with mycosis fungoides.
New guidelines give clear treatment recommendations for people with PTLD.
Sun safety is important as some treatments for lymphoma can make skin more sensitive to sunlight.
Centres in Southampton, Oxford, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Leicester, Norfolk and Newcastle are inviting people with lymphoma to take part in a research study.
Over 16s who live with an adult who has lowered immunity have been added to the list of people prioritised for vaccination against COVID-19. Link to self-referral form for people who live in Wales added.
April is Stress Awareness Month and aims to increase public awareness about the causes and cures of stress. As the month draws to a close we're sharing a summary of an article that appeared in Lymphoma Matters magazine.
Lymphoma researchers at the NCRI would like to hear from you if you are a patient, carer or family member of someone diagnosed with follicular lymphoma at any stage, from active monitoring (watch and wait) to active treatment or follow-up.
12-year-old Harry walked one mile a day for 26 days to support our work
Very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our short survey to improve the lives of people affected by lymphoma. This survey is now closed.
We have extended our online support group meetings to provide support for Family Friends & Carers, Young People and for people affected by lymphoma in Northern Ireland.
Bridgerton and Derry Girls actor Jamie shares his experience of Hodgkin lymphoma.
Some people have mixed feelings about the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions and the end of shielding in the UK. Find out how you can reduce your risk when society begins to open up again.
NICE has approved acalabrutinib for NHS use for some people with CLL.
Plotting a route out of the pandemic and towards world-leading cancer services.
Talking about the BBC article on the COVID-19 vaccine and people affected by cancer.
Research participants needed for study of lung cancer screening decision-making after Hodgkin lymphoma.
NICE is not recommending mogamulizumab for the treatment of relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome.
Our new book entitled When someone close to you has lymphoma is now available.
Listen to sisters Sarah Standing and Emma Forbes talk about supporting each other when they couldn’t be together.
'It's A Sin' really highlights how much treatments have moved on since the 1980s.
Results of the ZUMA-5 trial show that CAR T-cell therapy has high response rates in relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma or marginal zone lymphoma.
Thursday 4 February is World Cancer Day, an international day to raise awareness and understanding of all types of cancer, including lymphoma. It is also Time to Talk Day, that encourages everyone across the UK to talk about mental health and wellbeing.
Study of treatment decisions in Hodgkin lymphoma.
MATRix-RICE chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant shows favourable outcomes in people with lymphoma that has spread to the brain or spinal cord.
Debbie shares her experience of having her COVID-19 vaccination.
A panel of experts talk about how COVID-19 vaccines work, how they have been trialled and the protection they offer, focussing specifically on people affected by blood cancer.
A new CAR T-cell therapy has been approved on the NHS for people with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
Brentuximab vedotin is to be available on the NHS in Scotland for first-line treatment of systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
The UK NHS is under extreme pressure, but it is important you don't ignore symptoms.
Lymphoma Action respond to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines
2021 is a special year for Lymphoma Action, as we mark our 35-year anniversary!
New European guidelines give evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of people with follicular lymphoma.
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable - including people with lymphoma - are advised to take extra precautions to protect themselves.
Latest information about COVID-19 and how it affects people with lymphoma. This information comes from authoritative sources, including the UK government, NICE and the NHS, and is frequently updated to reflect the latest guidance.
Recently added podcasts cover emotional wellbeing and mental health and why lymphoma is so interesting.
As we head into the festive period, we wanted to take the opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for your support over the past year.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) explain the different vaccines and answer commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme has now started following the UK approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine on the 2 December. The government recommends that people who are at higher risks of becoming seriously ill due to COVID-19 should have the vaccine when it is offered to them, which includes people affected by lymphoma.
We are delighted with the success of our first ever Virtual Santa Run, and want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in support of our work.
Venetoclax plus obinituzumab is now available on the NHS throughout the UK for people with CLL who have not been treated before.
People are recommended to take vitamin D supplements during autumn and winter. In England clinically extremely vulnerable people can register for a free 4-month supply.
Tazemetostat, the first in a new class of drugs, shows promising efficacy and a favourable safety profile in people with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma.
We understand how difficult it can be to pick up the phone when you are worried about something.
Updated guidelines give recommendations for treatment of people with Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia.
The UK report provides an insight into the impact of treatment and care for people living with lymphoma.
Read the UK report
Christmas is coming, and we are excited to be holding our first ever Virtual Santa Run in December!
New report finds two thirds of blood cancer patients are concerned about accessing the most effective treatment.
Charities urge Governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 for people living with cancer.
New European guidelines give evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of people with CLL.
Join #TeamLymphoma in November for an exciting virtual balloon race across Kenya’s Great Rift Valley!
This year will see a more comprehensive flu vaccination programme. Why is this and is it connected to COVID-19?
Lenalidomide plus rituximab is now available on the NHS in Scotland for relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma, while ibrutinib has been approved for NHS use in people with relapsed or refractory Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia.
If you have a health concern please don’t put it off - contact your GP.
Lymphoma Action ensure that the patient voice is heard at HTAs, resulting in better access to the latest treatments.
We are delighted to launch our first podcast with Dr Sarah Jarvis in conversation with Lymphoma Action's Stephen Scowcroft.
Whether you've lost your hair or want to have fun with a new look, Nika demonstrates how to tie a headscarf.
Thank you to everyone who shared their personal messages of support for someone who has just received a lymphoma diagnosis.
Join Lymphoma Action and Leukaemia Care for a joint webinar on Wednesday 30 September at 11am.
You are recommended to have an annual flu jab if you have lymphoma, if you are having chemotherapy, steroids or radiotherapy or if you have had your spleen removed.
Our wonderful supporters Deborah, Ruth, Kathryn and Rebecca share why they are taking part in the challenge by walking through York this September.
Today is World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and an opportunity for us to say thank you to everyone who has supported our work.
September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past few months. In a message to our supporters, Professor John Radford, President of Lymphoma Action, talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people affected by lymphoma, and what healthcare services could look like for people living with a lymphoma diagnosis in the future.
As September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, we explain what makes lymphoma a type of blood cancer.
Our Medical Advisory Panel respond to a recent report in The Independent.
The National Institutes for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved polatuzumab vedotin for use on the NHS in people with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
Have your say on chlormethine gel for mycosis fungoides - consultation runs until 26 August.
Have your say on mogamulizumab for mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome - CLOSES TODAY (19 August)
We are pleased to welcome James Cray as a Trustee of Lymphoma Action.
Following on from the launch of our free Distance Aware badge as part of an initiative with NHS Wales, the Department of Health and Social Care and the UK Government have now confirmed their endorsement of the #DistanceAware campaign.
The European Medicines Agency has approved acalabrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
As part of an initiative with NHS Wales, we have produced a Distance Aware badge to support people who may have concerns around staying safe when outside their homes as UK lockdown and shielding restrictions continue to ease.
Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of people with follicular lymphoma.
Hugh and his fellow cyclists covered 62-miles and stopped at all 12 London football league grounds to support our work.
We are so grateful to everyone who has already donated to our 2020 Emergency Appeal.
Our team have recorded a special thank you for this vital support at such a challenging time.
Tafasitamab plus lenalidomide show promise for people with relapsed or refractory DLBCL who are not suitable for a stem cell transplant.
Possible questions to ask if you are returning to work after shielding.
Brentuximab vedotin is to be available on the NHS for first-line treatment of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Selinexor shows early potential for people with relapsed or refractory DLBCL who have had at least two previous courses of treatment.
How strong is the evidence that Roundup® contributes to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
We have united with 24 other cancer charities to develop a 12-point plan for restoring cancer services.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held a virtual conference at the end of May.
Acalabrutinib shows potential as a chemotherapy-free treatment option for people with CLL who have not been treated before.
Now that face coverings are compulsory in some settings in England, this video gives you tips on using face masks.
Help us safeguard our front-line services by donating to our emergency appeal.
It's #CarersWeek and we're pledging our support for unpaid carers.
There is no better time than now to say a HUGE thank you!
What makes lymphoma a type of blood cancer?
Ropinder Gill, Chief Executive at Lymphoma Action, has recorded an update for our supporters on our work, our response to COVID-19 and what you can expect from Lymphoma Action now and in the future.
Join us on Wednesday 27 May at 11am for Q&A with Look Good Feel Better.
Questions and answers from One Cancer Voice* cancer charities in partnership with NHS England on 18 May 2020.
Highlights from the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference on Hodgkin lymphoma, high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
Clinical trial results published.
To mark International Nurses' Day on 12 May, we would like to thank all the nurses caring for people with lymphoma.
Catch up on our Q&A session with a panel of UK lymphoma experts.
Some treatments for lymphoma can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight (photosensitive). This includes radiotherapy and some chemotherapy drugs, including dacarbazine, methotrexate and vinblastine.
If you have a health concern please don’t put it off - contact your GP.
Questions and answers from One Cancer Voice* cancer charities in partnership with NHS England on 27 April 2020.
Join us for our live Q&A session with a panel of UK lymphoma experts.
Help support our work and become a home hero!
The European Medicines Agency has approved brentuximab vedotin for first-line treatment of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
We've launched micro-volunteering activities that you can take part in from the comfort of your home.
A new blood test has been developed that could be used to screen for more than 50 types of cancer, including lymphoma.
This guidance has been produced by the One Cancer Voice* charities in partnership with NHS England on 7 April 2020.
The last couple of weeks have been a challenging time for everyone. At Lymphoma Action, our mission still remains the same – to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone.
Obinutuzumab plus bendamustine routinely available on the NHS for people with follicular lymphoma who have not responded to rituximab.
For people with lymphoma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guidance has been produced by the One Cancer Voice* charities in partnership with NHS England on 25 March 2020.
This guidance relates to cancer in general. Please see our page on COVID-19 and lymphoma for information specifically for people affected by lymphoma.
Specific information on shielding and protecting people considered extremely vulnerable from COVID-19. Those with lymphoma have been identified as one of the extremely vulnerable groups.
Updated guidance has been produced by the One Cancer Voice* charities in partnership with NHS England on 18 March 2020.
This guidance relates to cancer in general. Please see our page on COVID-19 and lymphoma for information specifically for people affected by lymphoma.
The current situation is understandably causing many people to feel stressed and anxious. This information on the Mind website may be helpful.
New European guidelines give evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of people with marginal zone lymphoma.
Dwayne shares his story of mycosis fungoides, a rare type of lymphoma that develops in the skin, and how it impacted him.
NICE approves new, chemotherapy-free treatment option - lenalidomide in combination with rituximab.
Our revised Young person’s guide to lymphoma is now available.
There are no specific guidelines for during or after lymphoma treatment - it is recommended you follow the government guidelines.
Results of the LEGEND trial of a lenalidomide-based regimen in DLBCL have been published in the Annals of Haematology.
Student Volunteering Week celebrates student volunteering that improves wellbeing, employability and connectivity.
The European Medicines Agency has extended the licensed indications for two lymphoma treatments: rituximab and venetoclax.
The FLYER study found that four cycles of R-CHOP was no less effective than six cycles in people with stage 1 or 2 high-grade B-cell lymphoma and no risk factors.
On Time to Talk Day, our Information and Support Officers encourage anyone affected by lymphoma to contact our Helpline Services if they need someone to talk to.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day – a global movement to raise awareness and understanding of cancer and to ensure that cancer treatment and care is equal for all.
Sara Kalic presents an evening of classical song in Thame on Saturday 8 February.
Phase 2 trial finds that acalabrutinib is active and well tolerated in people with Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia
Promising results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in November.
We want to hear from you! Please share your experiences in this new survey.
Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®) is now available on the NHS in Scotland for adults with some advanced T-cell skin lymphomas.
Our expert looks at ways to help with fatigue and explains the importance of resting mind as well as body.
Promising early results of the KEYNOTE-51 study published in the Lancet Oncology
Read on for just some highlights of what we have achieved together in 2019.
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for us in the lead up to Christmas.
US company gets the go-ahead to start a trial of 'off-the-shelf' CAR T-cell therapy for people with lymphoma.
A recent study published by Macmillan Cancer Support has found that most people who have chronic cancer are not getting the support they need.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended new treatment options for people with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma or diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Today is International Volunteer Day so it's the perfect time to thank our wonderful volunteers for their support and share their achievements this year.
International Day of People with Disabilities 2019 is an opportunity to remind people our information is designed for all.
Over 3,000 people have entered the HORIZONS study into the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on everyday life, including 719 people with lymphoma.
A new ‘gene signature’ might help predict who will respond well to traditional chemotherapy and who might need alternative treatment.
This Self Care Week we want to talk about how self-management and remote monitoring can improve your quality of life.
A protein called sIL-2R might help predict outcomes in people with classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
We are delighted for Marguerite Russell and David Cooke on their well-deserved win at the Institute of Fundraising East Anglia Regional Awards.
Today - in collaboration with 28 charities - we’ve launched a manifesto for people living with cancer. We’re calling on the next Government to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
Women diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy can be successfully treated during pregnancy with no harm to the unborn child.
We are delighted with the success of our first ever Muddy Mutts sponsored dog walk - a big thank you to everyone who took part.
On International Volunteer Managers Day, our Volunteering Development Manager, Carly, gives an insight into her role at Lymphoma Action.
We're proud to share that we are featured on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal this week.
Our Volunteering Development Manager, Carly, shares why she is part of a team who organise an annual volunteer managers conference.
Raising awareness of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare lymphoma that starts around breast implants
We are delighted to welcome Professor John Radford as our new President.
Focus on... T-cell lymphomas
Sharon, Senior Information and Support Officer in our Information and Support Team, reflects on her attendance at the CLL Horizons 2019 conference in Edinburgh in September.
Axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta®) is now available on the NHS in Scotland.
Share your experiences in a focus group in Manchester or London.
NICE not recommending idelalisib for use on the NHS for people with refractory follicular lymphoma.
Aylesbury Gardening Society support us with an inspiring competition.
Collaborating to make blood cancer data visible.
Our clinical trials information service turns 3 this week - and what a busy 3 years it has been!
Lymphoma Action - Most Dedicated Cancer Charity 2019 - UK
Blood tests play only a small role in the diagnosis of lymphoma.
World Lymphoma Awareness Day takes place on 15 September every year to raise awareness of lymphoma - the most common blood cancer.
This year the campaign is encouraging people around the globe to share key facts about lymphoma - not only so more people are aware of the disease, but because research shows that people affected feel more confident when they are more informed.
On this National Awareness Day we are reminding people of the signs of this serious condition.
At present there is not enough evidence to confirm a link between chicken and non-Hodgkin lymphoma or to recommend that people stop eating chicken.
Our team attended the British Medical Association’s Patient Information Awards 2019 and we were delighted to be recognised for three projects.
Good news that tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah®) is now available on the NHS in Scotland
Phase 3 study reports better outcomes.
With the lovely warm weather we're having, here are some tips on staying safe in the sun.
Attendees of the Teeside and Leeds Support Groups have great get-together
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) can be associated with breast implants, but it is extremely rare. If you have any issues with a breast implant, you should seek advice from a health professional.
Lymphoma Action is continually pushing for improvements in the access to, and delivery of, CAR T-cell therapy to allow everybody who is suitable for treatment to access it.
As the most common cancer in people aged 15 to 24, we're looking at signs and symptoms and busting some myths about lymphoma.
Having lymphoma means that you need to plan ahead to get the right insurance.
Our Live your Life Events Co-ordinator, Nika, gives an insight into her role at Lymphoma Action.
Three NEW and eight REVISED medical information pages just published.
Results of a phase 3 trial for people with CLL with other medical conditions
Research studies show that relapse is rarely picked up in this way
AstraZeneca announced interim results from their phase 3 ASCEND trial at the European Hematology Association Congress #EHA24 last month
The Lancet Oncology has recently published results of a phase 1 trial of a potential new treatment for T-cell skin lymphoma
Here we summarise some of the latest lymphoma research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago in June.
Sepsis has been in the news - here's what you need to know about neutropenic sepsis.
We're supporting Health Information Week as we believe high quality health information empowers people affected by lymphoma.
How one of our volunteers shared his story with his hospital radio and local newspaper to help raise awareness of lymphoma and the support we provide.
It is true that CAR T-cells are a new type of treatment that could transform the prognosis for some people with difficult-to-treat lymphoma. However, it can have serious side effects and research is still ongoing to find out the long-term effects of the treatment.
Celebrating the end of a successful partnership with a big cheque - and an even bigger thank you!
Easy Reads are designed for people with a learning disability, but useful for everyone.
Carers Week raises awareness of the contributions carers make and the support they need - we want to make sure that everyone who is supporting a loved one with lymphoma knows they are not alone.
Phase 2 study finds that a new treatment combination may improve outcomes for people with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.
If you’ve missed what we've been up to this Volunteers' Week 2019, here’s a recap for you…
Volunteers' Week is a national campaign celebrating the wonderful contribution of volunteers across the UK. We'd like to say a huge thank you to our incredible volunteers - we simply couldn’t inform, support and connect with as many people affected by lymphoma without your time, energy and commitment.
Event in London for people affected by Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.
A group of amazing supporters whizzed through the air at over 100mph above breathtaking views at Penrhyn Quarry on Saturday 18 May 2019
Raising awareness of blood cancers and blood stem cell donation
Athena McCallum selected by BBC to feature in careers section.
Recognising the importance of clinical trials and thanking all those involved
Stephen Scowcroft is the new chair of the Alliance of twelve charities representing people living with blood cancer.
How strong is the evidence that Roundup® contributes to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
To mark International Nurses' Day on 12 May, we would like to thank all the nurses caring for people with lymphoma.
Sun safety is important throughout the year, even if the sun isn’t shining - you can still get burnt through clouds.
Two recent studies have looked at whether the particular molecular subtype of DLBCL can be used to tailor a person's treatment.
A recent clinical trial found that giving two additional doses of rituximab to people with aggressive B-cell lymphoma who responded to six cycles of R-CHOP did not improve outcomes.
A huge thank you to the runners who took part in the 2019 London Marathon to help make sure that no one faces lymphoma alone.
We have 34 amazing people running the London Marathon 2019 for us this Sunday to support everyone affected by lymphoma.
We're very grateful to Howdens and MB DESIGN & FIT for their support.
Thank you for your continued support.
Head of Business Development, Stephen Scowcroft, represented Lymphoma Action in Brussels.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Aylesbury or held their own quiz night for us.
Adding polatuzumab vedotin to bendamustine and rituximab improves survival in patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL.
Trainees keen to specialise in haematology and medical oncology are encouraged to book their place to join Toby in Oxford on 15-16 July
Hear from people affected by lymphoma why they are joining us on Saturday 11 May 2019 in London.
Study shows people want better preparation for transition from treatment to follow-up.
Volunteers from RD:IR give Lymphoma Action offices a face lift.
Duvelisib reports promising efficacy in people with low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas who have not responded to previous treatment.
Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Study published.
NICE approves brentuximab vedotin for advanced primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome.
The British Society of Haematology has released new guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of PMBCL.
Lymphoma Action's Stephen Scowcroft comments on rare lymphoma that developed after heart transplant.
Tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah®) not available for use on the NHS in Scotland
Tom has lymphoma storybook recently published.
Second person in remission from HIV after a donor stem cell transplant for blood cancer.
UK study researching impact of cancer on daily life across the UK.
Lymphoma Action are pleased to support Rare Disease Day.
Football club QPR welcomed Emily - currently in treatment for lymphoma - and her brother and father to their training ground.
Read Mary's experience of chemo brain in the forthcoming Lymphoma Matters magazine
British Association of Dermatologists publishes new guidelines for the management of primary cutaneous lymphomas
The Scottish Medicines Consortium is not recommending axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta®) for use within NHS Scotland
The campaign encourages conversations about mental heath, urging people to talk to others in whatever way they want to.
I Am and I Will - you are the hero of this campaign. Start a conversation about cancer today with your family, friends, colleagues and networks.
New CAR T-cell therapies will be available for selected people with relapsed or refractory large B‑cell lymphoma
New edition of Tom has lymphoma now available
Results of the Echelon-2 study show that adding brentuximab vedotin to chemotherapy improves survival in people who have CD30-positive T-cell lymphomas
The National Cohort Study researching late effects of Hodgkin lymphoma treatment will be the largest study of its kind in the world
Venetoclax plus rituximab is now available on the NHS for adults with relapsed or refractory CLL
Mogamulizumab licensed for the treatment of mycosis fungoides or Sézary syndrome (SS)
Have your say on brentuximab vedotin for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
The Lymphoma Coalition Europe (LCE) is looking for people to be members of a new Lymphoma CAB - if you want to influence research and help create a louder voice for the lymphoma community register your interest today.
As part of our commitment to delivering the best possible services for people living with lymphoma, we're delighted that Lymphoma Action will be represented on a new leadership programme for women working in the charity sector.
The NHS Long Term Plan has been published and whilst lymphoma is not specifically mentioned, we're glad to see the more personalised, co-ordinated approach to cancer care. We hope the government supports the commitments with the resources and staffing needed.
Have your say on bendamustine with rituximab for relapsed low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Merry Christmas and thank you!
Our comment following recent news stories.
A negative PET scan after two cycles of eBEACOPP allows treatment intensity to be reduced without affecting disease control
New guidelines give a clear treatment pathway for people with primary CNS lymphoma
Our new animation explains how cancer develops and how the drugs in chemotherapy work to destroy cancer cells
New trial shows a combination of ibrutinib and obinutuzumab is an alternative to ibrutinib plus chemo in first-line treatment of CLL/SLL
To mark #IVD2018 we're sharing the results of our first volunteer experience survey and saying thank you to our amazing volunteers!
Top 10 research priorities to help people live better with and beyond cancer.
Stephen Scowcroft, our Business Development Manager, reports back from the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2018 #ESMO18.
We're proud that our Live your Life programme has been awarded an AbbVie Big Ideas for Better Health Award 2018.
We're delighted that our animation explaining lymphoma to children has been shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards - we'd be grateful for your voters so we can progress to the next stage.
Around 10 people every day in the UK are diagnosed with CLL and SLL and face the challenges of living with this chronic cancer - our new resources are here to help.
NICE recommending Kymriah for young people with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
World Pneumonia Day aims to raise awareness of pneumonia and promote prevention and treatment.
Advances in radiology continue to improve diagnosis, staging and monitoring of lymphoma.
Our response to the recent consultation on the NHS long term plan.
Medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed for adults with chemotherapy-related nausea or vomiting, who haven't responded to licensed treatment.
People recently diagnosed with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome may be able to join study
Whether you or another family member has lymphoma, it’s important to talk to children about what they can expect. Our new animations help explain what lymphoma is, in a child-friendly way.
Under the banner 'Right To Be Forgotten' Youth Cancer Europe call for EU-wide legislation to end financial discrimination for cancer survivors.
Initial clinical trial results shows this could be a potential treatment.
Launched on World Menopause Day, we have produced three new videos to support women experiencing an early or premature menopause after treatment for lymphoma.
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has sadly died from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Ground-breaking treatment offers new hope.
Scientists whose work underpins a targeted treatment for lymphoma win Nobel Prize for Medicine.
The RATHL Trial and the need to establish the impact of different chemotherapies on fertility.
Our clinical trials in lymphoma films highly commended in the BMA Patient Information Awards 2018
Education and Training Manager Helen Mee reflects on the first of a series of conferences for people with lymphoma
Newer antibody still not recommended in Scotland
Your insight could support a NICE assessment for brentuximab vedotin
We're supporting the MBCV campaign alongside eight blood cancer patient groups.
Our response to the NICE draft decision to reject CAR T-cell technology on the NHS.
Both my husband and his father have had a blood cancer diagnosis so I am concerned whether there is a genetic link.
Dr Becky Salisbury, our Senior Medical Writer, blogs about one of the hot topics from the recent British Society of Haematology meeting.
Did you know Lymphoma Action has support groups across the UK?
Many are organised by our wonderful volunteers and we are looking for more people to help.
Positive update about ibrutinib and relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
This report from the annual meeting of the British Society of Haematology discusses reducing treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma to reduce side effects.
After a donor stem cell transplant, Trevor set his sights on the British Transplant Games
Stephen Scowcroft, our Business Development Manager summarises the Lymphoma Coalition Global Summit 2018 held in Prague in July 2018
If you have used Lymphoma TrialsLink, your feedback could help us improve this information service
NICE/NHS England recommend pembrolizumab for people with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma who have had brentuximab vedotin and cannot have an autologous stem cell transplant
If you would like to share your views on how cancer care could be improved, Cancer52 would like to hear from you.
Patients are not involved in MDT meetings as various other cases are discussed, so there is a problem of confidentiality. But talk to your CNS to see whether they could represent your views.
Our Education and Training Manager, Helen Mee, talks about our upcoming event in Glasgow and explains why you should join us
The British Society of Haematology have published their guidelines on the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Should obinutuzumab be used as part of the first-line treatment of follicular lymphoma or should we stick with rituximab?
It can be difficult knowing you have an illness but are not having treatment - our new information can help.
New guidelines give a clear treatment pathway for people with mantle cell lymphoma
Our Senior Medical Writer, Dr Becky Salisbury, talks about some of the hot topics raised at the recent British Society of Haematology meeting.
As we celebrate 70 years of the NHS, we say thank you to all the staff who care for people affected by lymphoma.
Health Information Week is an annual campaign to promote the quality health resources available.
These therapies offer a new treatment option for people with difficult-to-treat B cell lymphomas.
We look forward to Ropinder joining the organisation in August.
How good are blood tests at detecting whether lymphoma is progressing or relapsing? We share the answer from issue 103 of Lymphoma Matters magazine.
Stephen Scowcroft reports back from a biosimilars panel at the European Haematology Association (EHA) Congress 2018.
Promising results for new antibody treatment for B-cell lymphomas in ongoing Hu5F9-G4 clinical trial
Karen, our regional development manager, and her team of daredevils took on the Velocity Zip Slide in Snowdonia to raise funds for us.
This Learning Disability Week, we are seeking feedback to help us develop a new version.
New evidence means the targeted drug can now be used routinely on the NHS for more people with classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Becky, our senior medical writer, shares some of the discussion from the British Society of Haematology annual meeting.
To mark Carers Week 2018 we highlight the support we offer to those caring for someone with lymphoma.
Held at Keble College on 25-26 June, this course is for specialist trainees or consultants. A nurse stream will be held on Sunday 24 June.
To mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), Carly, our new Volunteering Development Manager, tells us more about volunteering with Lymphoma Action.
Lymphoma Canada is seeking the views of peripheral T-cell lymphoma patients who have experience of pralatrexate or belinostat.
Rowan Dartington employee helps secure a grant in her grandmother’s name.
Fancy yourself a bit of a daredevil? Join Team Lymphoma for our Skydive Weekend.
Rachel updates on a successful 16 months of helping people to live with and beyond lymphoma.
Share your experiences in new study from Opinion Health, a UK healthcare research firm.
To mark International Nurses’ Day on 12 May we say thank you to all the nurses caring for people with lymphoma.
Two of our #TeamLymphoma runners share their experience of running the 2018 London Marathon.
Lymphoma Canada is seeking the views of DLBCL patients who have had CAR-T Cell therapy.
Advice on how to regain stamina during recovery and after treatment for lymphoma.
Learn more about your condition at this year's National Conference.
A huge thank you to the 37 runners who took part in the 2018 London Marathon to support Lymphoma Action.
Jane, a Lymphoma Nurse Clinician, outlines the benefits of attending our National Conference in Manchester on 12 May.
On 18 April 2018 we launched a new name, fresher look, and new website.
Becky, our senior medical writer, looks at new approaches for high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma, discussed at the ASH meeting in December.
Becky, our senior medical writer, looks at some of the questions raised about maintenance for follicular lymphoma at the post-ASH meeting.
Becky, our senior medical writer, provides the latest instalment from the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Becky, our senior medical writer, provides the latest update from the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
NICE recommends obinutuzimab (Gazyvaro) to be considered as part of first-line treatment for advanced follicular lymphoma.
Initial results from the phase 1/2 LYMRIT-37-01 clinical trial testing betalutin.
Becky, our senior medical writer, provides part one of an update from the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Initial results from the phase 2 SADAL trial, which has re-opened.
Results from the phase 2 CLARITY clinical trial have informed new treatment groups in the ongoing FLAIR trial.
Ex-pro footballer and Lymphoma Action supporter Tony Lormor shares his top tips for preparing for a challenge event.
Encouraging results from the first part of the ongoing OASIS clinical trial.
Read our response to The Hidden Cancer: The need to improve blood cancer care.
Scottish Medicines Consortium chooses not to recommend obinutuzumab for treatment of follicular lymphoma.
NICE reverses its decision on ibrutinib for relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
As someone who knows what it’s like to live with a lymphoma diagnosis, I am delighted that we have received funding from BUPA UK Foundation to run a programme of Live your Life workshops for young people aged 18-30.
We are delighted to be able to launch our Young People’s Live your Life programme, which will go live with our first workshop in Cambridge on 3 February.
Early results from the phase 1/2 trial of G100 are encouraging.
NICE reverses decision on Ibrutinib and recommends it for baseline commissioning in England.
'Exceptional' grant to help boost our regional networks and help us reach more people across the UK.
Kat, a Macmillan Haematology Nurse Specialist, shares how attending our Lymphoma Masterclass helped her focus for the year ahead.
Brentuximab vedotin recommended as treatment option for systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Some people with CLL now able to access venetoclax through Cancer Drugs Fund.
People with certain mutations (genetic changes) in their lymphoma cells are most likely to benefit.
MOR2018 and lenalidomide could be a new treatment combination for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that has relapsed (come back) or was refractory (didn’t respond well) to previous treatment.
New approaches are needed for the treatment of people with T-cell lymphoma after disappointing results in the CHEMO-T trial.
Adding rituximab to chemotherapy improves outcomes for under-18s with advanced-stage B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
Recently published findings from the phase 3 RATHL trial (Response-adapted therapy for advanced Hodgkin lymphoma) show that most people can be spared some side effects.