The Value and Relevance of the T Cell Lymphoma Registries and International Collaborations: the Case of COMPLETE and the T-Cell Project

Monica Bellei, Chadi Nabhan, Emanuela Anna Pesce, Luana Conte, Julie Marie Vose, Francine Foss, Massimo Federico

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Peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are a heterogeneous group of lymphoid malignancies that portend a poor prognosis and have an undefined optimal therapeutic strategy. Data on best practices stem from prior studies that have generally included B cell lymphomas. However, the enhanced ability to diagnose PTCLs, the development of newer agents specific for PTCLs, and its increased incidence have called the scientific community to develop better strategies to combat these neoplasms. To that end, T cell lymphoma registries were developed in an attempt to answer relevant questions on the prognosis and management of PTCLs. The largest registries currently enrolling patients are the Comprehesive Oncology Measures for PeripheraL T-cEll Lymphoma TrEatment (COMPLETE) and the T-Cell Project. Despite the inherent limitations of these studies, valuable information are being collected to refine our management approaches and to aid in designing future clinical trials. This review illustrates the value of these registries and describes the critical questions that need to be answered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)448-455
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015



  • Peripheral T cell lymphomas
  • T cell lymphoma registries
  • T-Cell Project

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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