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Malignant lymphomas, including Hodgkin's disease : Diagnosis, management, and special problems - Bruce W. Dana

Malignant lymphomas, including Hodgkin's disease

Diagnosis, management, and special problems

By: Bruce W. Dana (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1993
ISBN: 9780792321712
Number Of Pages: 174

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This volume is intended to present an eclectic selection of informative reviews on aspects of the malignant lymphomas, including Hodgkin's disease. The choice of suitable review topics in this field is made hazardous by several facts. First, the growth of insight into basic mechanisms of lymphomagenesis is explosive, as is the expansion of our understanding of the need for precise morphologic classification of these diseases. Second, new therapeutic agents, cytotoxic and biologic, as well as new drug delivery strategies, are appearing with remarkable frequency. Finally, old "standard" approaches, such as the staging laparotomy for Hodgkin's disease, are being reconsidered and deserve attention in an up-to-date collection of papers. The 10 reviews presented here fall generally into three categories. First, the optimal diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to Hodgkin's disease are considered by Mark Leibenhaut, who reviews the status of the diagnostic staging laparotomy, and by Philip Bierman, who discusses his thoughts on the timing of high-dose treatment with bone marrow transplantation for this disease. There follow four reviews of current management of specific histologic subtypes of malignant lymphoma. First, Velasquez reviews prognostic factors in both intermediate and high grade lymphomas. Miller and Dahlberg review and update the Southwest Oncology Group experience in developing curative cytotoxic combination therapies for diffuse large-cell lymphomas. Lastly, optimal therapy for two kinds of high grade lymphoma are presented. Butler and Hainsworth describe the Vanderbilt experience with diffuse small noncleaved cell lymphoma and Picozzi reviews lymphoblastic lymphoma.

The Changing Role of Staging Laparotomy in the Management of Hodgkin's Disease
Timing Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Therapy of Hodgkin's Disease
Prognostic Factors in Intermediate-High Grade Lymphoma
Treatment of Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma: A Summary of Outcome for Patients treated by The Southwest Oncology Group
Optimal Therapy for Small Non-Cleaved Cell Lymphoma
Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
Transplant Immunosuppression - Related Malignant Lymphomas
Primary Cerebral Lymphoma
Radiolabeled Antibody Therapy of Lymphoma
Gene Rearrangements in Malignant Lymphomas
Index.
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ISBN: 9780792321712
ISBN-10: 0792321715
Series: Cancer Treatment and Research (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44