Skip to content

Cancer Health Center

Font Size

Hairy Cell Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (08 / 23 / 2013)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

General Information About Hairy Cell Leukemia

Recommended Related to Cancer

Overview

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant grown in many parts of the world (see Question 1). The use of Cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient times (see Question 3). By federal law, possessing Cannabis is illegal in the United States (see Question 1). In the United States, Cannabis is a controlled substance that requires special licensing for its use (see Question 1 and Question 3). Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug -like effects...

Read the Overview article > >

Added text to state that hairy cell leukemia is an indolent, low-grade, B-cell lymphoma usually characterized by circulating B-cells with cytoplasmic projections, splenomegaly, absent lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and monocytopenia.

Added text to state that in addition to the B-cell antigens CD19, CD20, and CD22, the cells coexpress CD11c, CD25, and CD103. Also added that the BRAF-V600E mutation is a hairy cell leukemia–defining genetic lesion that can be used diagnostically (cited Tiacci et al. and Naik et al. as references 1 and 2, respectively).

Relapsed or Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia

Added Gerrie et al., Ranvandi et al., and Else et al. as references 11, 16, and 17, respectively.

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
    1
    Next Article:

    Today on WebMD

    Colorectal cancer cells
    A common one in both men and women.
    Lung cancer xray
    See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
     
    sauteed cherry tomatoes
    Fight cancer one plate at a time.
    Ovarian cancer illustration
    Do you know the symptoms?
     
    Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
    Blog
    what is your cancer risk
    HEALTH CHECK
     
    colorectal cancer treatment advances
    Video
    breast cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    prostate cancer overview
    SLIDESHOW
    lung cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    ovarian cancer overview slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
    Actor Michael Douglas
    Article