Commentary (Cabanillas)-Follicular Lymphoma: Expanding Therapeutic Options
February 01, 2005
In their manuscript, Ganti et al tackle a very intricate and controversial subject: follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). The manuscript attempts to exhaustively cover multiple aspects of the disease, including pathology, prognostic factors, natural history, treatment of early-stage as well as advanced disease, relapsed disease, newer agents, monoclonal antibodies, interferon, radioimmunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and future directions. To review all these topics thoroughly would almost require a textbook. To meticulously cover all of these aspects in a review article is a nearly impossible task. From my standpoint as a reviewer, to critique this article is an equally complicated task. I will therefore focus on only a few major issues.