Prognostic significance of B cell differentiation genes encoding proteins in diffuse large B cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma grade 3

Author(s): Borovecki A, Korac P, Nola M, Dominis M


Follicular lymphoma has been widely thought to be an incurable disease. However, if cure is defined as a remission that continues indefinitely and the patient eventually dies of another disease, some patients with follicular lymphoma are cured. Follicular lymphoma grade 3 acts much like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and cure is frequent. Even in follicular lymphoma grade 1 and 2, some patients have durable responses to initial therapy, and a significant proportion of patients can have durable responses after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Similar Articles

Revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms

Author(s): Swerdlow SH, Campo E, Pileri SA, Harris NL, Stein H, et al.

US lymphoid malignancy statistics by World Health Organization Subtypes

Author(s): Teras LR, DeSantis EC, Cerhan JR, Morton LM, Flowers CR, et al.

Follicular lymphoma grade 3B is a distinct neoplasm according to cytogenetic and immune histo-chemical profile

Author(s): Horn H, Schmelter C, Leich E, Salaverria I, Katzenberger T, et al.

Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index 2: A new prognostic index for Follicular Lymphoma Prognostic Factor Project

Author(s): Federico M, Bellei M, Marcheselli L, Luminari S, Lopez-Guillermo A, et al.

Long term remission of patients with follicular lymphoma grade 3 treated with R CHOP

Author(s): Strati P, Fowler N, Pina-Oviedo S, Medeiros LJ, Overman MJ, et al.