R-MACLO-IVAM regimen followed by maintenance therapy induces durable remissions in untreated mantle cell lymphoma - long term follow up results.

We present long-term combined results of two clinical trials implementing R-MACLO-IVAM induction followed by thalidomide or rituximab maintenance in 44 patients with untreated mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The first 22 patients (UM-MCL1 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00450801) received maintenance with thalidomide (200 mg daily until relapse/intolerable toxicity) and a subsequent cohort of 22 patients (UM-MCL2 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT00878254) received rituximab (375mg/m2 IV weekly x 4, repeated every 6 months for 3 years). Considering all 44 patients, 41 (93.2%) achieved complete response (CR), 2 (4.5%) partial response (PR), and 1 (2.3%) was not evaluated for response. With a median follow up of 7.2 years (range

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Authors: Juan Pablo Alderuccio, Eduardo E Saul, Sunil G Iyer, Isildinha M Reis, Alvaro J Alencar, Joseph D Rosenblatt, Izidore S Lossos