Rituximab is associated with improved survival in Burkitt lymphoma: a retrospective analysis from two US academic medical centers.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Therapeutic advances in hematology, Volume 5, Issue 1, p.3-12 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, Clinical Research Division, February 2014

Abstract:

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare, highly aggressive B-cell malignancy treated most successfully with brief-duration, high-intensity chemotherapeutic regimens. The benefit of the addition of rituximab to these regimens remains uncertain. We sought to examine the effectiveness of chemotherapy with and without rituximab in patients with BL.