Clinical Trends for March 2016

Ryan Syrek

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March 25, 2016

Clinical Trend of the Week (March 12-18): Double Hit Lymphoma

The death of an internationally renowned athlete drove this week’s top search term. Legendary New Zealand cricket player, Martin Crowe, died at age 53 due to double-hit lymphoma. The rare condition carries a stark prognosis, with most cases resulting in death within 1 year. The term "double hit" refers to lymphomas that exhibit mutations on two significant genes. They are most often associated with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and respond poorly to standard therapy. Research continues into this relatively rare subtype, and interest is high, as is evident by the popularity of this week’s top search term.

For more in-depth clinical information, see B-Cell Lymphoma.

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