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can you tell me if there are better options for treating non hodgkins lymphoma besides chemo?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: If CHOPP is considered standard chemo, then the use of immunotherapeutic agents are also in play. The mAbs that attack the marker CD20 defined by Levy are given as Rituxin which is able to induce ADCC in the tumor.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

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