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15-year follow-up of the Second Nordic Mantle Cell Lymphoma trial (MCL2): prolonged remissions without survival plateau
Rigshosp, Dept Haematol, Copenhagen, Denmark..
Oslo Univ Hosp, Dept Oncol, Oslo, Norway..
Univ Lund Hosp, Dept Oncol, Lund, Sweden..
Univ Helsinki, Dept Haematol, Cent Hosp, Helsinki, Finland..
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2016 (English)In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 175, no 3, 410-418 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, the prognosis of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) has been significantly improved by intensified first-line regimens containing cytarabine, rituximab and consolidation with high-dose-therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. One such strategy is the Nordic MCL2 regimen, developed by the Nordic Lymphoma Group. We here present the 15-year updated results of the Nordic MCL2 study after a median follow-up of 114years: For all patients on an intent-to-treat basis, the median overall and progression-free survival was 127 and 85years, respectively. The MCL International Prognostic Index (MIPI), biological MIPI, including Ki67 expression (MIPI-B) and the MIPI-B including mIR-18b expression (MIPI-B-miR), in particular, significantly divided patients into distinct risk groups. Despite very long response durations of the low and intermediate risk groups, we observed a continuous pattern of relapse and the survival curves never reached a plateau. In conclusion, despite half of the patients being still alive and 40% in first remission after more than 12years, we still see an excess disease-related mortality, even among patients experiencing long remissions. Even though we consider the Nordic regimen as a very good choice of regimen, we recommend inclusion in prospective studies to explore the benefit of novel agents in the frontline treatment of MCL.

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2016. Vol. 175, no 3, 410-418 p.
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Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, clinical trials, high dose therapy
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Cancer and Oncology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308900DOI: 10.1111/bjh.14241ISI: 000386908300008PubMedID: 27378674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308900DiVA: diva2:1051285
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Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2016-12-01Bibliographically approved

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