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To evaluate the outcome of a large series of patients who received high-dose treatment (HDT) for follicular lymphoma (FL), 693 patients undergoing HDT (total-body irradiation (TBI)-containing regimen: 58%; autologous bone marrow (BM)/peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPCs): 378/285 patients) were included in the study. A total of 375 patients (54%)(More)
PURPOSE To study the main clinicobiologic features, response, and outcome of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) according to the primary site, lymph node, or different extranodal organs of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 382 patients consecutively diagnosed with DLBCL in a single institution during a 13-year period.(More)
PURPOSE To assess the role of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) after rituximab and anthracycline-containing chemoimmunotherapy in patients with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 125 patients prospectively enrolled, 115 were eligible for central review(More)
BACKGROUND Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare and aggressive B-cell lymphoma strongly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The authors conducted a multi-institutional, retrospective study to describe characteristics and determine prognostic factors in HIV-associated PBL. METHODS For this study, the investigators included(More)
To complete the existing treatment guidelines for all tumor types, ESMO organizes consensus conferences to better clarify open issues in each disease. In this setting, a consensus conference on the management of lymphoma was held on 18 June 2011 in Lugano, immediately after the end of the 11th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma. The consensus(More)
PURPOSE To study the clinical significance of transformation to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1972 to 1999, 325 patients were diagnosed with FL at St Bartholomew's Hospital (London, United Kingdom). With a median follow-up of 15 years, progression occurred in 186 patients and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to identify prognostic parameters for patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) in first progression/relapse. These would be useful for selection of high-risk patients for inclusion in trials aimed at determining the effect of new treatment approaches in such patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety patients (48 male, 42(More)
The presence of IgM paraproteinemia in low-grade lymphomas is usually considered a clinical syndrome known as Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM). In the WHO classification, WM is associated to lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL); it is a clinicopathologic entity characterized by a monoclonal expansion of predominantly small B-lymphocytes with variable(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis of HIV-infected patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era approaches that of the general population when they are treated with the same protocols. We analyzed the outcome of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) in(More)