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The WHO classification of lymphoid neoplasms represents a major step forward in our understanding of these tumors. Moreover, in building on the REAL classification, it has pointed the way to practical methods of further updating, which will be essential if the classification is to endure and to continue to serve the needs of clinicians. Implicit in the classification are signposts for further research, particularly with respect to DLBCL and T-cell lymphoma, unspecified. The formulation of the WHO classifications must be counted as a considerable achievement. By contrast with previous attempts to classify this difficult group of tumors, a large number of pathologists, 19 for the REAL classification and over 50 for the WHO scheme, have been involved, and to have achieved consensus within this group is remarkable! Perhaps even more remarkable is to have maintained this consensus in presenting such radically new concepts to the clinicians who treat patients with lymphoma.

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