Advances in lymphoma treatment
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The field of lymphoma therapy has proved to be one of the most rapidly developing areas in medicine. During the past two to three decades, greater understanding of the histological patterns and disease processes has led to important advances in tumor definition, staging and therapeutic approaches. Scientists have collaborated closely with clinicians in defining the mode of action and adverse effects of cytotoxic agents, and well-structured clinical trials have been performed. The introduction of oncology centres which utilize the services of many experts from different specialties in a co-ordinated manner has also contributed to the improved results seen today. Several different treatment modalities are now available, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation and biological and immunological approaches. The progress achieved has led to the despondency of the past being replaced by optimism. Advances in lymphoma treatment are reviewed in this paper.