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A 22-year-old male asked:

peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion.

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