Therapeutic interventions for Burkitt's lymphoma in children


Burkitt's lymphoma is an important cancer particularly in children. It is a fast growing tumour but also very sensitive to chemotherapy. Different regimens have been used to treat this condition with varied success rates. This review was to evaluate these treatments to assess their effectiveness in providing lasting cure. Data could only be reviewed for ten studies but results were difficult to collate due to study and reporting quality, with differing outcome measures, small trial sizes, and each addressing a different question. There is need for further research on treatment options.


Okebe, J.U.; Lasserson, T.J.; Meremikwu, M.M.; Richards, S. Therapeutic interventions for Burkitt’s lymphoma in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2006) (Issue 4) Art. No.: CD005198. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005198.pub2]

Therapeutic interventions for Burkitt’s lymphoma in children

Published 1 January 2006