Primary lymphomas of the central nervous system: patterns of failure and factors that influence survival.

@article{Loeffler1985PrimaryLO,
  title={Primary lymphomas of the central nervous system: patterns of failure and factors that influence survival.},
  author={Jay Steven Loeffler and Thomas J. Ervin and Peter N Mauch and Arthur Skarin and Howard J. Weinstein and George Canellos and J Robert Cassady},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1985},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={490-4}
}
Primary lymphomas of the CNS are rare tumors accounting for less than 2% of all extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The treatment for this disease has been disappointing. Radiation therapy and surgery have produced consistently poor control of this disease, with a median survival of 15 months. We have reviewed ten cases of primary lymphoma of the CNS treated at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy or Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston) from 1968 to 1981. All patients had biopsy-proven CNS… CONTINUE READING