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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 32(1); 2000 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 2000;32(1): 168-177.
Results of Treatment with ProMACE - CytaBOM Regimen for Aggressive Non - Hodgkins Lymphoma
Wan Kyu Eo
Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Pusan, Korea.
Despite intensive search for the optimal combination chemotherapy for aggres- sive non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL), the CHOP regimen is still the standard therapy. We investigated the clinical efficacy of ProMACE-CytaBOM, a third generation regimen, in patients with advanced aggressive NHL.
We prospectively analyzed the therapeutic approach and the outcome in 33 patients with previously untreated aggressive NHL enrolled into the protocol from June 1994 to June 1997.
Objective response was achieved in 93.9% of the patients. Complete response (CR) and partial response were 54.5% and 39.4%, respectively. The mean time to CR was 75.4 days. CR rate was significantly lower in patients aged 50 years or more (31.3% vs 76.5%, p=0.009). Five year overall (OS) and failure-free survival (FFS) rate were 56.1% and 47.2%, respectively. The age, attainment of CR, and mean relative dose intensity influenced OS significantly (p=0.002, p=0.005 and p=0.039, respectively). The age and attainment of CR influenced FFS significantly (p=0.001 and p=0.003, respec- tively). In patients aged 50 or more, mean relative dose intensity of less than 72% was more frequent than younger age group (73.3% vs 33.3%, p=0.003). There was one toxic death (3.0%).
The survival rate of present study was similar to that of previously report concerning ProMACE-CytaBOM. The outcome of elderly NHL patients was poor, and dose intensity may be correlated with the outcome.
Key words: Malignant lymphoma;Combination chemotherapy;ProMACE-CytaBOM
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