Special Issue "B Cell Lymphoma in the Spleen"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729). This special issue belongs to the section "Hematology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Victor E. Nava
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Guest Editor
Pathology and Laboratory Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Interests: pathology; hematopathology; molecular biology; virology; immunology; oncogenesis; parasitology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Malignant lymphoma in the spleen may be primary (usually designated as splenic lymphoma) or secondary (due to progression of nodal or extra nodal lymphoproliferative disease), and represents an underestimated cause of splenomegaly, since splenectomy is seldom performed.  Lymphomatous involvement of the spleen represents widely heterogenous clinicopathologic features, ranging from indolent to highly aggressive disease, which still represent a therapeutic challenge.  Biologically, any hematopoietic cell lineage may represent the cell of origin. However, low grade B cell lymphomas probably represent the vast majority of incurable cases and are, therefore, the subject of this review series.

Through a series of papers, we will describe the most common entities based on the approach of the WHO classification of tumors integrating clinical, morphological, immunophenotypical, and molecular characteristics to review the current therapeutic modalities.

This Special Issue would include, but not be limited to, the following topics: CD5-positive B cell lymphoma, CD10-positive B cell lymphoma, CD5/CD10-double negative B cell lymphoma, and primary splenic lymphoma.

A practical emphasis on establishing a differential diagnosis and choosing the most appropriate therapy based on current molecular profiling will be made.

In summary, we will provide a state-of-the-art review on B cell lymphomas in the spleen that clinicians, pathologists, and basic science investigators may find informative.

Dr. Victor E. Nava
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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