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Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in adults is a heterogeneous disease. Biologic subgroups of DLBCL with a favorable prognosis (germinal center B-cell-like, GCB) and with a poor prognosis (activated B-cell-like, ABC) have been defined by gene expression profiling and can be distinguished by immunohistochemistry. In contrast to their adult counterparts,(More)
The prognosis of germinal center-derived B-cell (GCB) lymphomas, including follicular lymphoma and diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), strongly depends on age. Children have a more favorable outcome than adults. It is not known whether this is because of differences in host characteristics, treatment protocols, or tumor biology, including the presence of(More)
The majority of lymphoblastic (precursor cell) neoplasms presents as leukemias. Consequently, the guidelines for lineage determination and subtyping of precursor cell neoplasms were primarily established for flow cytometry methods. Large-scale studies of nonleukemic lymphoblastic lymphomas are lacking so far. We analyzed a large series of pediatric patients(More)
PURPOSE The prognostic value of pathologic characteristics of childhood ALK-positive anaplastic large-cell lymphomas (ALCL), such as histologic subtypes, immunophenotype, and presence of the t(2;5) translocation or its variants, was assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS All 375 patients with systemic ALK-positive ALCL included in an international trial launched(More)
Age-related differences in the distribution, biology and treatment response of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in adolescents remain to be elucidated. The current analyses present clinical parameters and outcomes of adolescents treated in pediatric NHL-BFM trials. Patients were stratified by histological subtype: lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL); mature B-NHL,(More)
We analysed the impact of age and gender on biology and outcome of 2084 patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) between October 1986 and December 2002 and treated according to the Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster (BFM) multicentre protocols NHL-BFM-86, -90 and -95. Median age at diagnosis was 8.0 years for 97 precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (pB-LBL)(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed the prevalence, clinical pattern, and prognostic impact of CNS involvement in a large cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), with special attention to differences according to NHL subtype. PATIENTS AND METHODS From October 1986 to December 2002, 2,381 patients (median age, 9.37 years; range, 0.2(More)
Mature (peripheral) T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) other than anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of diseases and exceedingly rare in children and adolescents. Survival rates range between 46% and 85%. This study reports the disease characteristics, treatment and outcome of all patients with the diagnosis of mature TCL registered in the(More)
AIMS Interleukin-2-inducible T-cell kinase (ITK) deficiency is an inherited T-cell deficiency characterized by the development of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferations. We aimed to describe the histopathological features of lymphoproliferative processes arising in ITK deficiency, and to compare them with lymphoproliferations in otherwise(More)
UNLABELLED Background Pediatric follicular lymphoma has recently been recognized as a novel variant of follicular lymphoma in the World Health Organization classification of lymphomas. Given the rarity of the disease, histopathological and genetic data on this type of lymphoma are still scarce. DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed 25 cases of pediatric(More)