How is risk stratified for Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A prognostic scoring system was developed in 2013 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Risk factors and points assigned are as follows [74] :

  • Age 40-59 years or black race/ethnicity: 1 point

  • Age 60-79 years or stage III/IV disease: 2 points

  • Age 80 years and older: 4 points

The four risk groups based on the scoring system are as follows:

  • Low risk (0-1 point)

  • Low-intermediate risk (2 points)

  • High-intermediate risk (3 points)

  • High risk (≥4 points)

With this model, relative survival rates at 5 years are as follows:

  • Low risk - 71%

  • Low-intermediate - 55%

  • High-intermediate - 41%

  • High-risk - 29%


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