Author | Elisabet E. Manasanch, MD


Management of Heavy Chain Diseases: The Challenges of Biologic Heterogeneity

January 15, 2014

In the absence of a clear understanding of the underlying biologic heterogeneity, the etiology of the different heavy chain diseases (HCDs) should be taken into consideration when treatment decisions are made. Extrapolation from related conditions, such as aggressive lymphomas (in γ-HCD) and CLL (in μ-HCD), suggests that novel and targeted therapies may be effective in the management of these rare diseases.