A dexamethasone, vinblastine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, methotrexate and bleomycin (D-VICEMB) protocol as first-line treatment of patients aged 70 years or older affected by intermediate/high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Abstract

We treated 30 consecutive untreated patients aged > 70 years with advanced aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with 6 courses of cyclophosphamide, mitoxantrone, etoposide, bleomycin, vinblastine and dexamethasone (D-VICEMB). The global response was 93%. The 6-year overall survival and progression-free survival were 50%, and disease-free survival was 63%.

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@article{Angrilli2002ADV, title={A dexamethasone, vinblastine, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, methotrexate and bleomycin (D-VICEMB) protocol as first-line treatment of patients aged 70 years or older affected by intermediate/high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.}, author={Francesco Angrilli and Elsa Pennese and Alessandro Di Marzio and Elisabetta Liberatore and Roberto di Lorenzo and Giuseppe Fioritoni}, journal={Haematologica}, year={2002}, volume={87 11}, pages={1227-9} }