Skip the Bone Marrow Biopsy in Follicular Lymphoma?

Cornell University| Fri Aug 04 11:35:28 EDT 2017
Skip the Bone Marrow Biopsy in Follicular Lymphoma?

Sarah Rutherford, M.D. Clinical trials in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) mandate that patients undergo bone marrow biopsies (BMBs) at baseline and at subsequent points following treatment in order to monitor response. But how necessary are they?

The biopsies are unnecessary in most patients, argue researchers reporting results from a retrospective analysis of 99 patients with FL enrolled across 32 clinical trials at Weill Cornell Medical College. The study found that the  ....

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