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Immunotherapy for patients with follicular lymphoma: the contribution of systematic reviews.
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PMID:  21150184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The course of follicular lymphoma has changed considerably with the introduction of immunotherapy. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are reliable, efficient and well-established methods to summarize the vast amount of data acquired in recent years on the role of immunotherapy, including monoclonal antibodies, radio-labeled monoclonal antibodies and interferon-α in the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma. We aimed to summarize the data from systematic reviews assessing immunotherapy for these patients. A search through Medline and the Cochrane Library for systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of different types of immunotherapy for patients with follicular lymphoma yielded 17 reviews. Eleven of them were eligible for this review and are described herein. These systematic reviews have dramatically influenced the approach to patients with follicular lymphoma.
Liat Vidal; Anat Gafter-Gvili; Ofer Shpilberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta haematologica     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1421-9662     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Haematol.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  2011-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0141053     Medline TA:  Acta Haematol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Institute of Hematology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah-Tikva, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Immunotherapy / methods*
Lymphoma, Follicular / therapy*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Review Literature as Topic*

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