Aim. To investigate efficacy of the modified protocol NHL-BFM-90 in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphosarcoma (DLBCLS). Material and methods. A total of 13 DLBCLS patients with stage II-IV of the disease with affection of lymph nodes at the disease onset (nodal lesion) and stage II with tumor size more than 10 cm (bulky disease) received first-line treatment according to the modified program NHL-BFM-90 from 2002 to 2005. The diagnosis was made by WHO criteria. Results. A complete remission was achieved in 76.9% patients. Resistance to therapy was observed in the patients with bone marrow affection. The 2.5-year overall survival was 74%, 2-year event-free survival was 75% (the events were recurrence and resistance). Follow-up continued from 5 to 47 months. Conclusion. The efficacy of the modified protocol NHL-BFM-90 in DLBCLS patients with stage III-IV of the "nodal" disease and stage II of the "bulky" disease was high.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 11 2006|
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphosarcoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism