What is the prognosis of relapsed or refractory pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: J Martin Johnston, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma are candidates for salvage therapy, which often includes autologous or allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The likelihood of cure depends on diagnosis, initial therapy, and length of first remission. [35] Even patients who experience relapse after autologous transplantation are potentially salvageable with a second transplant procedure. [36]


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