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Brad S. Kahl, MD

Brad S. Kahl, MD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, Madison, Wisconsin

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This video reviews different strategies for maintenance therapy in mantle cell lymphoma, as well as highlighting upcoming research in this setting.

Several lymphoma subtypes may present with isolated splenomegaly. Establishing a correct histologic diagnosis is critical, since patient management is largely determined by histology.

Typically, when one authors a commentary piece, a good template to follow is to start with some background material, review the major findings of the paper in question, and then focus on areas of controversy and unanswered questions.

Despite significant improvements in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma over the past 2 decades, physicians continue to face dilemmas in therapy for the disease, and many cured patients live with complications of treatment. Newer therapeutic options are still needed for the disease, to minimize complications and to improve the treatment of patients in relapse. This review considers the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma in younger patients, addressing such issues as which patients with early-stage disease may require radiotherapy, what prognostic factors provide information that can affect treatment choices in patients with advanced disease, and what we have learned about treatment complications in this setting.

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