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Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is Hodgkin disease, and the other types are called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Hematologic Malignancies Program

Explore our blood cancer program and learn more about treatment options for hematologic malignancies including lymphoma and leukemia at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
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Doctors + Care Team

Andrew Evens, DO, MSc

Andrew Evens, DO, MSc

Title(s): Director, Tufts Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Director, Lymphoma Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-7060

Hodgkin lymphoma/disease and all Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma subtypes (including special populations: e.g., elderly lymphoma, PTLD, CNS lymphoma), newly-diagnosed and relapsed (including stem cell transplantation)

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Andreas K. Klein, MD

Andreas K. Klein, MD

Title(s): Director, Hematologic Malignancies Program; Assistant Director, Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program; Chair, Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Boards; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Lymphoma, myeloma, bone marrow transplantation (BMT), immune reconstitution after BMT

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Cindy Varga, MD

Cindy Varga, MD

Title(s): Medical Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Malignant hematology (plasma cell dyscrasia, leukemia, lymphoma)

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Kellie A. Sprague, MD

Kellie A. Sprague, MD

Title(s): Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program; Director, Adult Leukemia Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Bone marrow transplantation, acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, lymphoma, myeloma, myeloproliferative disorders

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Kenneth B. Miller, MD

Kenneth B. Miller, MD

Title(s): Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2600
Fax #: 866-322-3111

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), lymphoma, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation

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Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Hematopathology and Hematology Laboratory; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7216
Fax #: 617-636-7128

Hematology and hematopathology, flow cytometry, surgical pathology and cytology, renal pathology (medical renal disease)

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Raymond L. Comenzo, MD

Raymond L. Comenzo, MD

Title(s): Director, Blood Bank and Stem Cell Processing Laboratory; Director, John C. Davis Myeloma and Amyloid Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6454
Fax #: 617-636-3175

Myeloma, amyloidosis, stem cell transplant, transfusion medicine

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Research + Clinical Trials


A Phase I-II Trial of Brentuximab Vedotin Plus Rituximab as Frontline Therapy for Patients with CD30+ and/or EBV+ Lymphomas

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of the combination of two different drugs (brentuximab vedotin and rituximab) in patients with certain types of lymphoma. This study is for patients who have a type of lymphoma that expresses a tumor marker called CD30 and/or a type that is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV-related lymphoma) and who have not yet received any treatment for their cancer, except for dose-reduction or discontinuation (stoppage) of medications used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs (for those patients who have undergone transplantation). These include, but are not limited to, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).  In addition, this study will attempt to evaluate how effective this combination of study drugs may be in addressing these types of lymphoma.
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Lenalidomide in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

The purpose of this study is to find out what effects, good and/or bad, the addition of lenalidomide to standard chemotherapy (RCHOP) has on you and your cancer. Everybody in this study will receive standard chemotherapy. In addition to standard chemotherapy randomly chosen half of the subjects will receive a medication called lenalidomide. Adding lenalidomide to the standard chemotherapy RCHOP is considered experimental in diffuse large B cell lymphoma, and is not FDA approved. There is NO placebo (“sugar pill”) in this study, and everybody selected will receive an active medication.
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