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Survival in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by histology and family history.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
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2009 (English)In: Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, ISSN 1432-1335, Vol. 135, no 12, 1711-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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PURPOSE: Although survival has been studied for various subtypes of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), there have been few comprehensive studies to quantify the prognosis, including all specific histologies. The effect of family history on survival in NHL has not been examined. METHODS: We used the Swedish Family-Cancer Database to estimate hazard ratios in NHL by histology and family history. RESULTS: Using diffuse centroblastic lymphoma as reference (HR 1.0), patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and hairy-cell leukemia had the best survival. Survival advantage was also noted among patients with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and different kinds of follicular lymphomas. For T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides showed a favorable prognosis. As for survival by family history, a total of 98 familial cases were noted in our Database with a similar prognosis compared to sporadic cases in both parental and offspring generations. A non-significant familial concordance of either good or poor survival was noted among family members when probands' prognosis was stratified by survival time. CONCLUSIONS: Our results provide quantitative prognosis data for patients with NHL according to specific histologies. Patients with a familial NHL had a similar prognosis compared to patients with sporadic disease. The data suggest familial concordance in either good or poor survival among family members.

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2009. Vol. 135, no 12, 1711-6 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26233DOI: 10.1007/s00432-009-0618-0PubMedID: 19533171OAI: diva2:240989
Available from: 2009-09-30 Created: 2009-09-30 Last updated: 2009-09-30

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