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Peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCL) have a poorer prognosis after conventional treatment than do high-grade B cell lymphomas. The place for high-dose therapy (HDT) with autologous stem cell support in these patients is still not clear. Forty patients, 10 women and 30 men, median age 41.5 years (range 16-61) with PTCL were treated with HDT and autologous stem(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcome of high-dose therapy with autologous stem-cell support in patients with histologic transformation of low-grade follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and identify significant prognostic factors, as well as to compare survival of these patients with that of patients with matched low-grade and de novo high- or intermediate-grade(More)
BACKGROUND Burkitt's/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL) are highly aggressive lymphomas mainly affecting children and young adults. We report the results in adolescent and adult patients with the use of three successive regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-nine patients aged 15-70 years admitted to the Norwegian Radium Hospital in the period 1982-2001 with a(More)
The use of conventional-dose salvage chemotherapy in The purpose of this study was to investigate the results patients with Hodgkin’s disease who relapse after initial of high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transcombination chemotherapy is associated with high plantation in adult patients with Hodgkin’s disease in remission rates, especially if the(More)
Previously, we have shown that patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) transplanted with contaminated bone marrow (BM) generally have a poor outcome. Whether this is also the case when peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) grafts are used is not known. Forty-three patients with chemosensitive DLBCL or follicular lymphoma grade 3 (FLgr3) were(More)
BACKGROUND From 1999, Norwegian guidelines recommend two escalated (esc) BEACOPP (bleomycin, etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisolone) followed by six standard (s) BEACOPP for patients with advanced-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) with an international prognostic score (IPS) ≥ 4. We evaluated retrospectively(More)
From August 1987 to March 1995, 25 patients with high-grade B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were treated with high-dose therapy (HDT) followed by bone marrow purged with immunomagnetic beads. At the time of transplantation, 20 patients were in sensitive relapse and five in first complete or partial remission. Ten patients had secondary high-grade NHL(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the results of high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation in adult patients with Hodgkin's disease in first relapse after chemotherapy, to determine the overall and progression-free survival, identify prognostic factors for outcome, and to define the role of conventional dose salvage therapy given(More)
PURPOSE To study lumbar bone marrow by means of MR imaging before and after bone-marrow transplantation in lymphoma patients. Particular emphasis was paid to heterogeneity and to focal manifestations, i.e. appearances that could simulate tumor. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two patients who were disease-free for a minimum of 30 months after transplantation(More)
Register data suggest that patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) given high-dose therapy (HDT) with peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) have a less favourable prognosis as compared to those given bone marrow as stem cell support. Since this can be due to infusion of tumour cells contaminating the PBPC grafts, we initiated a feasibility study in which(More)