In Blood reviews ; h5-index 40.0
Although most follicular lymphoma (FL) patients have prolonged survival, the identification of those at risk of early progression, multiple relapses or histological transformation is essential for the improvement of long-term outcomes. In this sense, a plethora of prognostic indexes have been developed in the last decades. However, determining which one is more accurate and clinically meaningful remains a challenge. Key factors for the external validity of available indexes include characteristics of the study population, treatment intervention, and design of the study. While initial risk scores were composed of clinical, biochemical, and hematological variables, genomic and imaging data have been incorporated in recent years. Despite an obvious step forward in the knowledge of the natural history and biology of FL, predictions remain inaccurate. Further research will likely incorporate information from circulating tumor DNA and artificial intelligence models to refine the prognostic classification of the heterogeneous FL population.
Mozas Pablo, Rivero Andrea, López-Guillermo Armando
Follicular lymphoma, Prognostic indexes, Survival