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Routine use of ancillary investigations in staging diffuse large B-cell lymphoma improves the International Prognostic Index (IPI)

Talaulikar, Dipti; Shadbolt, Bruce; Dahlstrom, Jane; McDonald, Anne; Dahlstrom, Jane


BACKGROUND The International Prognostic Index (IPI) is used to determine prognosis in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). One of the determinants of IPI is the stage of disease with bone marrow involvement being classified as stage IV. For the IPI, involvement on bone marrow is traditionally defined on the basis of histology with ancillary investigations used only in difficult cases to aid histological diagnosis. This study aimed to determine the effect of the routine use of flow cytometry,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
DOI: 10.1186/1756-8722-2-49


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