New approaches to diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas. Review of international conferences
Summary. The results of studies dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of lymphomas presented during major international conferences on oncology are presented in this paper. The paper describes the best approaches in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. There are data confirming that the correct choice of therapy for follicular lymphoma should be carefully analyzed depending on the prognostic factors, as well as taking into account the preferences and of the patient. Interesting results were obtained regarding to first-line therapy in patients with viral hepatitis C and indolent lymphomas. Encouraging results were seen in patients with relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large form of lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma after treatment with new drug-brentuksimab vedotin. There is a tendency to change the standard treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma. For the evaluation of Hodgkin’s lymphoma response to chemotherapy positron emission tomography may be performed after one cycle of chemotherapy and negative results of positron emission tomography after one cycle have a greater prognostic value. Fertility preservation remains a problem in young patients with lymphoma. International conferences provide an opportunity to learn more about the study results and new trends in the treatment and diagnostics of lymphoma, as well as deepening of knowledge on this issue.
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