Radiotherapy For Marginal Zone Lymphoma

Grant number: 454382 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

This is an international, multicentre study that will, for the first time, prospectively measure the curative potential of radiotherapy in localised marginal zone lymphoma (MZL). Most MZL arises in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), either in the stomach or in a range of other organs such as salivary glands, the tissues around the eye or the thyroid. Many stomach MALT lymphomas are caused by infection with Helicobacter Pylori. This infection can also be associated with non-gastric MALT lymphomas, but the association has never been prospectively studied. Chlamydia Psittaci infection can cause MALT lymphoma in the orbit. The management of localised MZL outside the stomach is controversi..

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