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Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 19 / 2013)

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Revised text to state that with a median follow-up of 72 months, the event-free survival favored R-CHOP given every 2 weeks for six or eight cycles. Also revised statistics about OS favoring R-CHOP for only six cycles because of increased toxicity in the eight-cycle arm (cited Pfreundschuh et al. as reference 8).

Treatment for Aggressive, Noncontiguous Stage II/III/IV Adult NHL

Added text to state that a trial of 380 patients younger than 60 years with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and an age-adjusted International Prognostic Index rating of 1 randomized treatment to ACVBP + rituximab versus CHOP + rituximab; with a median follow-up of 44 months, 3-year OS favored R-ACVBP (cited Récher et al. as reference 7 and level of evidence: 1iiA).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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