Highly aggressive lymphomas in adults.

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Highly aggressive lymphomas in adults.

Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;22(5):965-78, ix

Authors: Sweetenham JW

Highly aggressive lymphomas are relatively uncommon in adults, comprising approximately 4% to 5% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States and Western Europe. The designation of "highly aggressive" is generally restricted to precursor T-cell and B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma/leukemia and Burkitt's lymphoma/leukemia. Treatment strategies for lymphoblastic lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma include complex, highly intensive combination chemotherapy regimens, which may be curative. As with other subtypes of NHL, emerging data from gene-expression profiling and related techniques are helping to define these entities more precisely and identify potential new rational therapeutic targets.

PMID: 18954746 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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