Non-Hodgkin lymphoma of childhood

Tony H. Truong, Sheila Weitzman, Robert J. Arceci

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Abstract

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) refers to a group of diverse tumors derived from cells of lymphocytic lineage. They occur as clonal proliferations of single cells at any stage of lymphocyte development. In contrast to adult NHL, childhood NHL are typically high grade, tend to present as advanced disease, yet with intensive multiagent chemotherapy, the outcome is favorable. Active research is aimed at minimizing late effects in childhood cancer survivors, studying biological differences, and identifying high-risk populations who may benefit from novel targeted therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeoplastic Diseases of the Blood
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1049-1072
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781461437642
ISBN (Print)1461437636, 9781461437635
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Combination chemotherapy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Monoclonal antibody therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Truong, T. H., Weitzman, S., & Arceci, R. J. (2013). Non-Hodgkin lymphoma of childhood. In Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood (pp. 1049-1072). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3764-2_48