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The diagnosis and management of NK/T-cell lymphomas

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Hematology & Oncology, April 2017
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The diagnosis and management of NK/T-cell lymphomas
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Journal of Hematology & Oncology, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13045-017-0452-9
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Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong


Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive malignancy of putative NK-cell origin, with a minority deriving from the T-cell lineage. Pathologically, the malignancy occurs in two forms, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type; and aggressive NK-cell leukaemia. Lymphoma occur most commonly (80%) in the nose and upper aerodigestive tract, less commonly (20%) in non-nasal areas (skin, gastrointestinal tract, testis, salivary gland), and rarely as disseminated disease with a leukemic phase. Genetic analysis showed mutations of genes involved in the JAK/STAT pathway, RNA assembly, epigenetic regulation, and tumor suppression. In initial clinical evaluation, positron emission tomography computed tomography, and quantification of plasma EBV DNA are mandatory as they are useful for response monitoring and prognostication. In stage I/II diseases, combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy (sequentially or concurrently) is the best approach. Conventional anthracycline-containing regimens are ineffective and should be replaced by non-anthracycline-containing regimens, preferably including L-asparaginase. Radiotherapy alone is associated with high systemic relapse rates and should be avoided. In stage III/IV diseases, non-anthracycline-regimens-containing L-asparaginase are the standard. In relapsed/refractory cases, blockade of the programmed death protein 1 has recently shown promising results with high response rates. In the era of effective non-anthracycline-containing regimens, autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has not been shown to be beneficial. However, allogeneic HSCT may be considered for high-risk or advanced-stage patients in remission or relapsed/refractory patients responding to salvage therapy. Prognostic models taking into account presentation, interim, and end-of-treatment parameters are useful in triaging patients to different treatment strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 79 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 16 20%
Student > Postgraduate 14 18%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 11 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 44 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 16 20%

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