REDLAMP 8: Does a Geriatric Assessment Hold Prognostic Value for Patients with Aggressive NHL?

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is an aggressive disease that often affects older patients.The journal Leukemia & Lymphoma, recently published a study investigating whether a geriatric assessment would be of prognostic value for patients with aggressive NHL. This included assessments of nutrition, frailty, cognitive ability, performance status, and relevant laboratory values. In this video, new faculty member, Dr. Sarah Rutherford explains the results of this study, and offers takeaways for older patients with aggressive NHL.

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Author: lymphomaprogram

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