Lymphoma Information for Physicians

The large percentage of information on the internet on lymphoma is by and for physicians though the organization for this information is poor. Here is a growing, organized list of resources for physicians looking for lymphoma informational resources.

This is an expanding area. If you can contribute ideas or material, please write.

Physician Data Query (PDQ) Data Sheets

Available through the recently revamped Cancernet site, these papers are authored by the US National Cancer Institute.

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Information

Treatment Pages:

o Adult Patient and Health Professional Information

o Childhood Patient and Health Professional Info

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Treatment:

o Patient Information

o Physician Information

• Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

o Physician Information

Hodgkin's Disease main page

Treatment documents:

o Adult Patient and Health Professional Information

o Childhood Patient and Health Professional

o Hodgkin's During Pregnancy (Health Professional)

AIDS Related Cancer main page

AIDS Related Lymphoma treatment documents:

o Patient Information

o Health Professionals

NCI can also be contacted via telephone at 1-800-4-CANCER. See their web site for other contact information.

New Treatments

Genentech Paper - Emerging Clinical Applications of Monoclonal Antibodies in Cancer Immunotherapy

The Hematology of Lymphoma

An excellent site for the hematopathology of lymphatic cells is by David Weissman in the Department of Pathology, State University of New York at Stony Brook. It starts at the Table of Contents. Highly recommended. Another site has a good page on the Hematology of Hodgkin's Disease.

Are you looking for a simplified way to sort out antigens - see Hematopathologic Phenotypes Made Mockingly Simple.

Epstein-Barr virus is indicated in Burkitt's lymphoma (NHL) and is present in about 50% of Hodgkin's biopsies. More information on EBV:

The history and genetics of EBV

• Epstein-Barr Virus: A October 1999 News Article about an article in the journal Science

Advances in the origin of Hodgkin's Disease:

Reed-Sternberg Cell Genome Expression Supports a B-Cell Lineage - the journal Blood 94 No. 2 July 15, 1999

• B-cell origins: Schwartz RS. Hodgkin's Disease --Time for a Change. N Engl J Med 1997; 337:495-6

• Fixed: EBV and Hodgkin's - further evidence of the three disease hypothesis, Leukemia, August 1998 V 12, Issue 8 pp 1272-1276 (you must get a free registration for online viewing)

• Interleukin-13: Researchers Discover the Driving Force Behind Cancer Cells in Hodgkin's Disease (Journal of Experimental Medicine June 21, 1999)

Professional Organizations

• The US NIH Special Interest Group - Lymphoma and Leukemia

• The International Hodgkin's Disease Collaborative Group

Der Deutschen Hodgkin Lymphom Studiengruppe (DHSG)

• The Nordic Lymphoma Group (NLG) - dedicated to the promotion of research into the biology and treatment of lymphomas in the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland).

• The Lymphoma Association in the UK has a healthcare professional section

• The International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas collects clinical and epidemiological data on B and T cell lymphomas of the skin.

Lymphoma Books for Physicians

A list of books that are of interest to physicians is in the Medical Book section. Of note is The Lymphomas, edited by Canellos, Lister, and Sklar.

There are also other books that are for coping, treatment, and books that reveal the personal side of cancer. New Books also.


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