Gerald L. Denardo, MD | Authors

Radioimmunotherapy: A New Treatment Modality for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

May 01, 2004

We applaud Ghobrial andWitzig for their comprehensiveand balanced article on"Radioimmunotherapy: A New TreatmentModality for B-cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma." Theseauthors have provided a review thatwill serve the oncologist and oncologypatient well. They have not engagedin arcane and tedious discussionof which anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody(ibritumomab tiuxetan [Zevalin]or tositumomab/iodine-131[I-131] tositumomab [Bexxar]), or radionuclide(yttrium-90 [Y-90] orI-131), or dosing method is better.Wisely, Ghobrial and Witzig have providedaccurate distillates of the manypublications on these exciting drugs.Because no rigorous body of dataclearly indicates that one drug is betterthan the other, these debates onlyconfuse the oncologist and are betterleft to the "technocrat."