Treatment of Histologic Transformation

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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2020 Aug;34(4):785-794. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2020.03.001. Epub 2020 May 5.


Histologic transformation from follicular lymphoma to aggressive lymphoma historically had a poor prognosis. Routine use of anti-CD20 antibody rituximab has changed the landscape of follicular lymphoma (FL) such that outcomes are improved in select patients, similar to de-novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Several biological and clinical biomarkers can predict risk of transformation, and ongoing research is improving understanding of the biology surrounding the transformation process. This review provides an overview of risk factors, prognosis, and treatment of histologic transformation of FL.

PMID:32586581 | DOI:10.1016/j.hoc.2020.03.001

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