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Current management of primary central nervous system lymphoma

Authors: Jon Glass

Abstract

Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare but treatable disease. The hallmark therapy is based on the use of high-dose intravenous methotrexate (HDMTX), with clinical trial data suggesting that a more aggressive and targeted chemoimmunotherapeutic approach, to include the use of targeted therapy with rituximab (RTX) and the addition of other chemotherapeutic agents, may improve prognosis and reduce or defer the need for radiation therapy. Understanding of the molecular basis of tumor growth and proliferation may allow for the use of new targeted agents.

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