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Primary central nervous system lymphoma: overview of current treatment strategies.
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PMID:  22794289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is an uncommon and aggressive variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that involves the brain, eyes, leptomeninges, or spinal cord. Therapeutic progress has been modest, and our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that drive this disease is limited. Clinicians treating PCNSL face a challenge to balance the need to administer aggressive regimens to achieve a cure with the risks of delayed neurotoxicity after treatment. The standard treatment is a methotrexate-containing chemotherapy regimen. The timing and dose of whole-brain radiation therapy is controversial, given the significant risks of late neurotoxic effects, particularly in elderly patients.
Priscilla K Brastianos; Tracy T Batchelor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hematology/oncology clinics of North America     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1558-1977     ISO Abbreviation:  Hematol. Oncol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709473     Medline TA:  Hematol Oncol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  897-916     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Yawkey 9 East, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, 450 Brookline Avenue, Dana 1537, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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