MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Satish Gopal, MD, MPH
Program in Global Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC Project-Malawi, Tidziwe Center, Private Bag A-104, Lilongwe, Malawi
MedicalResearch.com: What is the primary message our physician readers should take away from the piece?”
Lymphoma is one of the leading causes of HIV-associated death in the modern ART era. In our analyses of a large multicenter US cohort, survival for HIV-associated lymphoma patients receiving routine care has not clearly improved since the modern ART era began, and remains significantly worse than SEER outcomes for the same lymphoma subtypes in the general population. This was somewhat surprising in an era of normalizing life expectancy for HIV-infected patients on ART, and quite different from the outstanding results achieved for this population in recent clinical trials conducted by AMC and NCI.