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BACKGROUND To determine the maximum tolerated dose of a bi- and tri-weekly combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone plus etoposide (CHOEP) regimen without stem-cell support. PATIENTS AND METHODS Randomized phase I/II multicenter four-level (cyclophosphamide: 1000-1200-1400-1600 mg/m2; doxorubicin: 55-60-65-70(More)
BACKGROUND Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma that occurs as extra nodal, nodal, or splenic. While MZL is generally considered an indolent disease, a substantial percentage of patients follow an unfavorable course. The objective of this retrospective analysis was to identify predictors for a reduced overall survival (OS), or conversely(More)
BACKGROUND Dose escalation and modification of CHOP has improved the prognosis of patients with aggressive lymphoma; even in the rituximab era, dose escalation for high-risk patients is exploited and frequently limited by drug toxicity. Idarubicin (Id) is a 4-demethoxy anthracycline analogue of daunorubicin with activity against lymphoma and has been(More)
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