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Title: The clinical features, management and outcomes of lymphoma in pregnancy: A multicentre study by the Australasian Lymphoma Alliance
Authors: Di Ciaccio, Pietro R;Mills, Georgia;Shipton, Michael J;Campbell, Belinda;Gregory, Gareth;Langfield, Jenna;Greenwood, Matthew;McKeague, Sean;Shanavas, Mohammad;Eslick, Renee;Kidson-Gerber, Giselle;Smallbone, Portia;Tang, Catherine ;Morris, Kirk;Bilmon, Ian;Yannakou, Costas;Badoux, Xavier;Berkahn, Leanne;Farina, Sergio;Mason, Kylie D;Motum, Penelope;Goss, Kathryn;Hamad, Nada
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2023
Source: 201(5):887-896
Journal title: British Journal of Haematology
Department: Haematology
Abstract: Lymphoma in pregnancy (LIP) presents unique clinical, social and ethical challenges; however, the evidence regarding this clinical scenario is limited. We conducted a multicentre retrospective observational study reporting on the features, management, and outcomes of LIP in patients diagnosed between January 2009 and December 2020 at 16 sites in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. We included diagnoses occurring either during pregnancy or within the first 12 months following delivery. A total of 73 patients were included, 41 diagnosed antenatally (AN cohort) and 32 postnatally (PN cohort). The most common diagnoses were Hodgkin lymphoma (HL; 40 patients), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL; 11) and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL; six). At a median follow up of 2.37 years, the 2- and 5-year overall survival (OS) for patients with HL were 91% and 82%. For the combined DLBCL and PMBCL group, the 2-year OS was 92%. Standard curative chemotherapy regimens were successfully delivered to 64% of women in the AN cohort; however, counselling regarding future fertility and termination of pregnancy were suboptimal, and a standardised approach to staging lacking. Neonatal outcomes were generally favourable. We present a large multicentre cohort of LIP reflecting contemporary practice and identify areas in need of ongoing research.
DOI: 10.1111/bjh.18727
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cancer
Study or Trial: Multicentre Studies
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