BSH publishes Good Practice Paper for people with Richter transformation

The paper covers recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of people with Richter transformation.

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Richter transformation is rare. It develops when chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) changes into a faster-growing type of lymphoma. It happens to about 1 in every 100 people with CLL each year. It can be difficult to treat.

The British Society for Haematology’s new Good Practice Paper provides guidance on the best way to diagnose and treat Richter transformation in the UK. The paper covers what tests to perform, treatment recommendations and ongoing clinical research.

Consultants and clinical scientists developed the Good Practice Paper based on the most up-to-date evidence from clinical trials, and on the advice of clinical experts. For more information on clinical trials for lymphoma, visit Lymphoma TrialsLink.

6 December 2021