NCCN Guidelines Insights: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Version 2.2019.

Wierda WG, Byrd JC, Abramson JS, Bilgrami SF, Bociek G, Brander D, Brown J, Chanan-Khan AA, Chavez JC, Coutre SE, Davis RS, Fletcher CD, Hill B, Kahl BS, Kamdar M, Kaplan LD, Khan N, Kipps TJ, Ma S, Malek S, Mato A, Mosse C, Neppalli VT, Shadman M, Siddiqi T, Stephens D, Wagner N, Dwyer MA, Sundar H
J Natl Compr Canc Netw 17 12-20 01/01/2019

Abstract

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is generally characterized by an indolent disease course. Histologic transformation (also known as Richter's transformation) to more aggressive lymphomas, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or Hodgkin lymphoma, occurs in approximately 2% to 10% of patients and is associated with a poor prognosis. These NCCN Guidelines Insights discuss the recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with histologic transformation.

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