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    Groupe d'Etude des Lymphomes Folliculaires (GELF) Criteria

    Determines if immediate therapy for follicular lymphoma is required.
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    The criteria can help identify those patients with follicular lymphoma at higher risk for rapid disease progression and in whom immediate therapy may be needed.

    • This tool is best used as an instantaneous assessment of a patient’s disease burden. Ultimately, clinical judgement and comprehensive review of the patient’s previous workup are critical to make this assessment.
    • For overall prognosis, the FLIPI can risk stratify further than the GELF criteria.

    The GELF criteria is easy to use with information most providers will already have available. Clinical evaluation, laboratory testing, and imaging are all that is needed to determine who has a high tumor burden based on the GELF criteria.

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    Dr. Pauline Brice

    About the Creator

    Pauline Brice, MD, is a hematologist at Hopital Saint-Louis in Paris, France. She is a member of the scientific council for GELA (Groupe d'Etude des Lymphomes de l'Adulte).

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