Recent studies specifically directed toward assessing the outcome of older patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) indicate that age per se is an important and independent prognostic factor for response and survival. We report a review of the clinical trials of the literature and the Aviano Group experience in the treatment of NHL in the elderly. Prospective studies have addressed therapeutic approaches in these patients. Direct comparison of trial results is difficult since different age limits were set for the inclusion of patients under study. These studies suggest that older patients with aggressive NHL should be treated with curative intent.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research