Diffuse large cell lymphoma

Curr Opin Oncol. 2001 Sep;13(5):325-34. doi: 10.1097/00001622-200109000-00003.


A review of new or emerging ideas concerning diffuse large B-cell lymphomas is presented, with particular emphasis on histologic classification, genetic prognostic factors, first-line and salvage treatments, and specific locations such as neurologic, cutaneous, or gastrointestinal sites. This lymphoma remains the most heterogeneous of all lymphomas for its clinical characteristics and outcome. This heterogeneity is probably secondary to the fact that a large proportion of lymphomas seems to occur from a transformation of an unknown indolent lymphoma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic*
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse* / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse* / genetics
  • Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse* / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Salvage Therapy