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Radiation Therapy in Burkitt Lymphoma

  • Michael Oertel
  • Oliver Micke
  • Hans Theodor Eich
Living reference work entry

Abstract

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma revealing one of the highest proliferation rates in malignancies. Its frequent extranodal involvement and possible generalization to an acute leukemia challenge effective treatment which normally consists of a poly-agent chemotherapy. The following chapter sheds light on epidemiology, tumor biology, treatment options and prognosis of this lymphoma which has evolved from an enigmatic syndrome to a curable disease.

Keywords

Lymphoma Burkitt Agressive Stem cell Transplantation CNS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Oertel
    • 1
  • Oliver Micke
    • 2
  • Hans Theodor Eich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of MuensterMuensterGermany
  2. 2.Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation OncologyFranziskus HospitalBielefeldGermany

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