[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.146.176.35. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 1, 1997

The Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

Author Affiliations

Houston, Tex

 

edited by Ian T. Magrath, 2nd ed, 1149 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-340-55793-1, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1997.

JAMA. 1997;278(13):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550130096048

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The oncologist's fascination with the liquid tumors stems in part from the high and visible response rates that many exhibit, in contrast to solid tumors. More-over, the easy accessibility of blood has allowed researchers to unravel many of the cytogenetic abnormalities that trigger carcinogenesis, a field that is now just evolving for solid tumors. This wonderful new textbook on the non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, edited by Dr Ian Magrath, emphasizes many of the other features that have attracted so many physicians to the study of lymphomas—their protean manifestations, effect on many organ systems, and the cutting-edge science behind the therapies.

The best chapters are the first two, by editor Magrath, in which he provides a succinct, erudite overview of the history of lymphoma treatment and many current controversies over classification and therapy. The rest of the text is in two sections, the first composed of chapters on pathology and pathogenesis, the

×