Malignancies after rituximab treatment: just coincidence or more?

Aksoy S., Arslan C., Harputluoglu H., Dizdar O. , Altundag K.

JOURNAL OF BUON, cilt.16, sa.1, ss.112-115, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.112-115


Purpose: Rituximab has been successfully used in the treatment of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and some autoimmune diseases nearly for a decade. Several other malignancies and CD20-negative lymphomas have been reported in the literature after rituximab treatment. We aimed to investigate whether there is an association between rituximab treatment and the development of second malignancies.