USING CHESON 2014 - THE LUGANO CLASSIFICATION

The Lugano Classification published in 2014 and also referred to as Cheson 2014, updated and replaced the previously utilized 2007 IWG-NHL guideline (Cheson 2007). The primary goals of the Lugano Classifications were to improve lymphoma patient evaluation, eliminate ambiguity in the assessment of response status and provide a universally applicable approach to facilitate the comparison of patients and data for clinical trial as well as regulatory purposes. Here we discuss the key features of the Lugano including what has changed from the Cheson 2007 guidelines and recommendations on the use of diagnostic CT/MRI with the evaluation of FDG-PET and a methodology to operationalize this criteria in a clinical trial.

USING CHESON 2014 - THE LUGANO CLASSIFICATION

The Lugano Classification published in 2014 and also referred to as Cheson 2014, updated and replaced the previously utilized 2007 IWG-NHL guideline (Cheson 2007). The primary goals of the Lugano Classifications were to improve lymphoma patient evaluation, eliminate ambiguity in the assessment of response status and provide a universally applicable approach to facilitate the comparison of patients and data for clinical trial as well as regulatory purposes. Here we discuss the key features of the Lugano including what has changed from the Cheson 2007 guidelines and recommendations on the use of diagnostic CT/MRI with the evaluation of FDG-PET and a methodology to operationalize this criteria in a clinical trial.

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