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New insights into peripheral T-cell lymphomas

DeCoteau, John F., MD; Kadin, Marshall E., MD

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Peripheral T-cell lymphomas comprise a morphologically diverse group of malignant lymphoproliferative disorders that arise from postthymic T cells Currently there exists no universally accepted system of classification ot peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Recent efforts to elucidate pathogenetic mechanisms and define recognizable entities have begun to clarify the nature of these tumors These and future studies may one day lead to a unified system of classification of peripheral T-cell lymphoma that is reproducible, biologically relevant, and more predictive of clinical behavior and prognosis.

Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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