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Ability to Identify Genetic Type of Lymphoma Can Lead to Better Treatment Accuracy

Now, chemotherapy has a much better chance of a cure

"This shows we've gone beyond where we were," said Dr. Staudt. "Before, even with our most advanced molecular diagnosis, we would have said all ABC tumors are the 'bad' type and they need to be treated aggressively. Now we can implement this kind of classification and say that even if a patient has the 'bad' ABC type, they have the 'good' genetic type, BN2. So, there's a much better chance of chemotherapy curing the disease."

Data from this recent study will be shared through the National Cancer Institute’s Genomic Data Commons to make it available for future research endeavors.