Advances and Updates on pathological diagnosis of lymphoma

Bin Meng, Kai Fu

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The 2008 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues (4th edition) has greatly advanced the diagnosis, treatment, academic exchange, and research of lymphoma worldwide. A new revised edition will be published soon, in which the diagnosis and management of lesions at the very early stages of lymphomagenesis, the diagnostic criteria for several entities, and the genetic/molecular landscape of numerous lymphoid neoplasms and their clinical correlates have been clarified, refined, detailed, and expanded. Furthermore, several new concepts have been suggested in the upcoming revised edition, although the framework of classification remains the same. These updates will lead to development of more targeted therapeutic strategies and increase our confidence in the era of precision medicine. This manuscript will review the major advances and updates that are helpful for our understanding and improvement in tumor diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-619
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2016


  • Classification
  • Lymphoma
  • Pathological diagnosis
  • WHO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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