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NIH study finds that immunotherapy substantially increases survival of people with lymphomatoid granulomatosis

Results from a clinical trial conducted by CCR researchers show that people with low-grade lymphomatoid granulomatosis who are treated with interferon-alpha, a type of immunotherapy, can live for decades after diagnosis. Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a rare precancerous condition triggered by Epstein-Barr virus infection. The findings suggest that immunotherapy can prevent the progression of low-grade disease to high-grade disease, which has a poorer prognosis and can quickly turn into an aggressive and fatal B-cell lymphoma.

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