Assessment of CD37 B-cell antigen and cell of origin significantly improves risk prediction in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Xu-Monette ZY, Li L, Byrd JC, Jabbar KJ, Manyam GC, Maria de Winde C, van den Brand M, Tzankov A, Visco C, Wang J, Dybkaer K, Chiu A, Orazi A, Zu Y, Bhagat G, Richards KL, Hsi ED, Choi WW, Huh J, Ponzoni M, Ferreri AJ, Møller MB, Parsons BM, Winter JN, Wang M, Hagemeister FB, Piris MA, Han van Krieken J, Medeiros LJ, Li Y, van Spriel AB, Young KH
Blood 128 3083-3100 01/29/2016

Abstract

CD37 (tetraspanin TSPAN26) is a B-cell surface antigen widely expressed on mature B cells. CD37 is involved in immune regulation and tumor suppression but its function has not been fully elucidated. We assessed CD37 expression in de novo diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and investigated its clinical and biologic significance in 773 patients treated with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) and 231 patients treated with CHOP. We found that CD37 loss (CD37

Full Text