In this interview, we discuss the biology and the therapeutic strategies for primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma.
Kieron Dunleavy, MD
Over recent years, there has been much progress in elucidating the biology of these lymphomas, and this has paved the way for novel therapies that are currently under investigation in clinical trials.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a clonal malignancy that results from expansion of the mature lymphocyte compartment. This expansion is a consequence of prolonged cell survival, despite a varied cell.
The classification of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma into three distinct molecular diseases--germinal center B-cell–like subtype, an activated B-cell–like subtype, and a primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma subtype--has laid the foundation for the development of new agents and novel strategies that target individual subtypes.