Author | Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD

Articles

Management of Marginal Zone Lymphoma

September 15, 2013

MZL comprises three different entities that require integration of clinical and pathologic features to make a diagnosis. Treatment is chosen and initiated on the basis of presentation, symptoms, and underlying subtype.

Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: On the Threshold of New Therapies

June 04, 2009

Chemoimmunotherapy has been the most significant step in recent years to improving overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) rates in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ­(DLBCL).[1] Despite this major therapeutic advance, a significant proportion of patients will relapse or remain refractory to initial chemoimmunotherapy. The pivotal PARMA trial confirmed the place of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) as the optimum salvage treatment.

Novel Concepts in Radioimmunotherapy for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

February 01, 2007

Tositumomab/iodine-131 tositumomab (Bexxar) and ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin) are radioimmunoconjugates targeting the CD20 antigen. Both agents are approved in the United States for use in relapsed or refractory, indolent or transformed, B-cell lymphoma. These agents are well tolerated and have the highest levels of single-agent activity observed in these histologies. This review will summarize the key trials that led to approval of both I-131 tositumomab and ibritumomab tiuxetan, and then focus on four novel therapeutic concepts in radioimmunotherapy: retreatment, therapy of de novo indolent lymphoma, therapy of aggressive histologies, and incorporation in high-dose therapy programs utilizing autologous stem cell support.

High-Dose Therapy for Follicular Lymphoma

March 01, 2000

Most patients with advanced-stage follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) are not cured with conventional therapy. The use of high-dose therapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with relapsed follicular