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Rituximab is widely used for CD20+ non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The use of rituximab has been uncommonly associated with pulmonary toxicity. We report here a single institution experience on the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of rituximab-induced interstitial lung disease. From May 2007 to February 2008, 107 patients with NHL(More)
BACKGROUND AST1306 is an orally active irreversible small molecule inhibitor of EGFR (erbB1), HER2 (erbB2) and HER4 (erbB4) signaling. This is a phase I, open-label, dose-escalation study to evaluate the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and preliminary anti-tumor effects of oral AST1306. In addition the effects of food on PK was tested. (More)
BACKGROUND Reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is less common in lymphoma patients with prior resolved HBV infection [characterized by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative/hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb)-positive status] compared with chronic HBV infection (HBsAg positive) when receiving chemotherapy alone. The use of rituximab in chemotherapy(More)
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare and highly aggressive hematological malignancy derived from precursors of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood. It is exceedingly rare to(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is increasing, as rituximab has become widely used for B-cell lymphoma. Thus, prevention and management of HBV reactivation are important in HBV-endemic areas. METHODS Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive patients and HBsAg-negative/HBV core antibody (HBcAb)-positive(More)
BACKGROUND The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is one of the most common extranasal sites in extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL). However, data regarding ENKTL involving the GI tract are relatively scarce. Thus, we performed a multicenter, multinational retrospective study to analyze clinical features and treatment outcomes of ENKTL involving the GI tract. (More)
This study mainly focused on the impact of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on the prognosis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients in rituximab era, using a Cox regression model to ascertain the prediction value of the serum HBV marker in survivals. Three hundred and eighty four DLBCL patients treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide,(More)
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the 10 years follow-up of the efficacy in Chinese patients receiving cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin/epirubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) or rituximab plus CHOP (R-CHOP) regimen as the initial treatment for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We have retrospectively analyzed 437 patients with DLBCL who were(More)
Gastrointestinal diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a common subtype of extranodal lymphoma. There has been uncertainty about the clinical efficacy of combination therapy (surgery and chemotherapy) for gastrointestinal DLBCL. We retrospectively analyzed 114 patients with newly diagnosed gastrointestinal DLBCL from six medical centers. We evaluated(More)
In the rituximab era, the optimal treatment modality for primary gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PG-DLBCL) still remains unclear. We performed a retrospective, multicenter analysis of 65 patients with PG-DLBCL to assess the efficacy and toxicity of the addition of rituximab to conventional chemotherapy. When compared with conventional chemotherapy,(More)