Maintenance rituximab after autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with mantle cell lymphoma.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO, Volume 26, Issue 11, p.2323-8 (2015)

Keywords:

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Abstract:

High dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) improves outcomes for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), but relapse ultimately occurs in most patients. Recently presented interim results from a phase III prospective trial suggest maintenance rituximab (MR) after ASCT for MCL improves progression-free survival (PFS). The maturation of these data and any benefit of MR on overall survival (OS) remain to be defined.