Identification of genetic lesions associated with diffuse large-cell lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
These results indicate that inactivation of the p53 tumor-suppressor gene may complement bcl-2 activation and be involved in the transformation of FL into DLLC. Activation of the bcl-6 oncogene may represent one of the steps in the pathogenesis of 'de novo' DLLC. Both lesions should prove useful as diagnostic and prognostic markers in the clinical management of these tumors.