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Title: Transfer factor in prevention of Burkitt's lymphoma relapses.
Authors: Nkrumah, F.K.
Pizza, G.
Neequaye, J.
Viza, D.
De Vinci, C.
Levine, P.H.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Journal of Experimental Pathology
Citation: Nkrumah, F. K., Pizza, G., Neequaye, J., Viza, D., De Vinci, C., & Levine, P. H. (1987). Transfer factor in prevention of Burkitt's lymphoma relapses. Journal of Experimental Pathology, 3(4), 463-469.
Abstract: Twenty-two African children with endemic Burkitt's lymphoma entered a study to evaluate the possible efficacy of a transfer factor (TF) with specific activity against Eptein-Barr virus in preventing disease relapses. Five of eleven patients have so far relapsed in the non TF-treated group as against two of eleven in the TF-treated group. The patterns of relapse and observable increased disease free remission duration in the TF-treated group strongly suggest a beneficial effect particularly in the prevention of late relapses. A larger series of patients treated with this specific TF are needed to confirm these observations in endemic Burkitt's lymphoma.
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