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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)
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)
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)
The genetic hallmark of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is the t(8;14)(q24;q32) and its variants leading to activation of the MYC oncogene. It is a matter of debate whether true BL without MYC translocation exists. Here, we identified 59 lymphomas concordantly called BL by 2 gene expression classifiers among 753 B-cell lymphomas. Only 2 (3%) of these 59 molecular BL(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)
Probability of event-free survival (pEFS) in pediatric T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma is about 80%, whereas survival in relapsed patients is very poor. No stratification criteria have been established so far. Recently, activating NOTCH1 mutations were reported to be associated with favorable prognosis, and loss of heterozygosity at chromosome 6q (LOH6q) was(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)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has a heterogeneous clinical course and is mainly an aggressive B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma; however, there are some indolent cases The Ki-67 index, defined by the percentage of Ki-67-positive lymphoma cells on histopathological slides, has been shown to be a very powerful prognostic biomarker. The pathology panel of the European(More)
In the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma-Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster 95 (NHL-BFM95) study, we tested by randomization whether for patients with B-cell neoplasms methotrexate as intravenous infusion over 4 hours (MTX-4h) is not inferior to, but less toxic than, a 24-hour intravenous infusion (MTX-24h). Second, we investigated against the historical control of study(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)