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Last Updated: 09/20/17

Lymphoma SPOREs

There are two distinct subtypes of this disease — Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). According to the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program data, it is estimated that in 2016 there will be a total of 81,080 new cases of lymphoma in the U.S. Of these, 72,580 are expected to be NHL cases and 8,500 cases will be HL. In 2016 a total of 19,020 people are expected to die of NHL while 1,180 HL deaths are expected. The incidence of NHL doubled from 1975 to 2004 but has leveled off since then. The five-year survival rate for patients with NHL has increased from 45.8% in 1975 to 72.5% in 2008. HL had a five-year survival rate of 69.9% in 1975 and by 2008 the survival rate had reached 90.4 due to improved therapies. Despite these favorable trends, lymphomas remain a serious medical problem affecting thousands of individuals.

Baylor College of Medicine

Helen Heslop, MD [Click Here]
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Department of Pediatrics and Medicine
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1140
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: (832) 824-4662
Fax: (832) 825-4668

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Anas Younes, MD [Click Here]
Chief, Lymphoma Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Division of Hematologic Oncology
Department of Medicine
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-639-5059

Andrew Zelenetz MD, PhD [Click Here]
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Hematology
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-639-2656

University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic

George J. Weiner, MD [Click Here]
Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa
CE Block Chair of Cancer Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa College of Medicine
200 Hawkins Drive, 5970Z JPP
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Tel: (319) 353-8620
Fax: (319) 353-8988

Thomas E. Witzig
Mayo Clinic Rochester
200 First Street Southwest
Rochester, MN 55905
Tel: (507) 266-2040

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