Serum beta 2-microglobulin in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
AffiliationCancer Research Campaign, Department of Medical Oncology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester M20 9BX
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AbstractEighty-one patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma had serum beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2M) estimated at presentation. A significant association was found between beta 2M levels and stage of disease (P less than 0.001), presence of hepatomegaly (P less than 0.001) and bone marrow involvement (P less than 0.05). No association was found between the level of beta 2M and histological group, presence of splenomegaly, lymph-node masses greater than 5 cm in diameter, lymphocyte count or the presence of systemic B symptoms. Pretreatment levels of beta 2M did not help predict response to treatment and achievement of a complete remission, the length of remission obtained or survival.
CitationSerum beta 2-microglobulin in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 1983, 19 (3):327-31 Eur J Cancer Clin Oncol
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer & Clinical Oncology
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