Journal article

The rationale and role of radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the Rituximab era

Andrew Wirth

Leukemia & Lymphoma | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Developments in the evaluation and systemic management of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) require ongoing assessment of the role of external beam radiotherapy in management. This review assesses data regarding the use of radiotherapy in the initial management of early stage and advanced DLBCL, and considers the implications of bulky and residual disease, and the contribution of PET scanning, to decisions regarding the use of radiotherapy after chemotherapy. Limited R-CHOP plus radiotherapy, or full dose R-CHOP alone, are both likely to cure approximately 90% of patients with low risk early stage disease. The choice of therapy will depend on considerations of acute and late toxicity of ..

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