The authors assessed MATILDE chemotherapy followed by response-tailored radiation therapy in 41 patients aged 70 years or younger with primary CNS lymphoma in a Phase II trial. With response rates of 76% after MATILDE and 83% after chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy, this was an active strategy, particularly in low- to intermediate-risk patients (International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group [IELSG] score). Myelosuppression was the dose-limiting toxicity, with 9.5% of lethal complications. After a median follow-up of 49 months, a plateau in the survival curve (5-year overall survival: 41 ± 7%) was obtained.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - May 2006|
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