, Volume 96, Issue 5, pp 533-534
Date: 30 Oct 2012

Guest editorial: Management of malignant lymphoma is continuously improving

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This issue of IJH contains four “Progress in Hematology (PIH)” review articles describing the management of malignant lymphoma, with a focus on recent clinical trials. Malignant lymphoma, characterized by its marked heterogeneity, is the most frequent hematologic malignancy in the world. Among the various subtypes of malignant lymphoma, the following three are clinically important: Hodgkin lymphoma, follicular lymphoma (FL), and diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The current and future management of these three major subtypes are discussed by internationally distinguished lymphoma experts who have contributed to the establishment of the current standard management of each subtype. In addition, the current and future management of NK/T cell lymphoma is discussed by Dr. Yamaguchi, based on clinical trials recently published by her group.

Current issues to be addressed in the management of malignant lymphoma differ somewhat from disease to disease. In Hodgkin lymphoma, continuous effor