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BACKGROUND Abnormal immune function is a key factor in predisposition to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). We evaluated the association of 30 cytokines individually and as a profile with diffuse large B-cell (DLBCL) and follicular (FL) lymphomas. METHODS We used a multiplexed assay to measure 30 cytokine concentrations in pre-treatment serum in a case-control(More)
We have read the paper by Kim et al 1 recently published in Blood with great interest. The study reports the gene-expression profile of germinal-center T-helper (GC-Th) cells and identifies genes differentially expressed by G-C-Th cells compared with other T-cell subsets. The germinal center microenvironment not only is an essential niche for generation of(More)
T-cell-rich B-cell lymphomas (TCRBCLs) are recently described, unusual non-Hodgkin's lymphomas that have a diffuse morphology, a predominance of reactive T-cells, and a minority of neoplastic B-cells. The clinical and pathological features of 19 TCRBCLs, all of which demonstrated B-cell clonality, are presented. These lymphomas generally affected older(More)
PURPOSE The serum free light chain (FLC) assay quantitates free kappa (κ) and free lambda (λ) immunoglobulin light chains. This assay has prognostic value in plasma cell proliferative disorders. There are limited data on serum FLC in B-cell malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS The association of pretreatment FLC with event-free survival (EFS) and overall(More)
Antioxidants, primarily from fruits and vegetables, have been hypothesized to protect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay, which measures total antioxidant capacity of individual foods and accounts for synergism, can be estimated using a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ). We tested the hypothesis that(More)
PURPOSE Studies of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are typically evaluated by using a time-to-event approach with relapse, re-treatment, and death commonly used as the events. We evaluated the timing and type of events in newly diagnosed DLBCL and compared patient outcome with reference population data. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with newly(More)
  • Edgardo R Parrilla Castellar, Elaine S Jaffe, +23 authors Andrew L Feldman
  • 2014
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a CD30-positive T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that morphologically resembles ALK-positive ALCL but lacks chromosomal rearrangements of the ALK gene. The genetic and clinical heterogeneity of ALK-negative ALCL has not been delineated. We performed immunohistochemistry and(More)
Clusterin, a glycoprotein implicated in many cellular functions including apoptosis, has recently been shown to be strongly expressed in follicular dendritic cell tumors, and to be absent or only weakly expressed in other dendritic cell tumors. Fascin has also been investigated as a potential marker of dendritic cell neoplasms. We evaluated staining for(More)
Hepatosplenic gammadelta T-cell lymphoma is a distinct entity, characterized by occurrence in young adult males with hepatosplenomegaly, B-symptoms, peripheral blood cytopenias, and no lymphadenopathy; lymphomatous infiltrates in the splenic red pulp, hepatic sinusoids, and bone marrow sinuses; T-cell receptor (TCR) gammadelta chains and a cytotoxic T-cell(More)
Systemic anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCLs) are classified into ALK-positive and ALK-negative types. We recently reported that ALK-negative ALCLs are genetically heterogenous. The largest subset, representing 30% of cases, had rearrangements of the DUSP22 locus. These cases had favorable outcomes similar to ALK-positive ALCL, and superior to other(More)