The use and effectiveness of rituximab maintenance in patients with follicular lymphoma diagnosed between 2004 and 2007 in the United States

@inproceedings{Nastoupil2014TheUA,
  title={The use and effectiveness of rituximab maintenance in patients with follicular lymphoma diagnosed between 2004 and 2007 in the United States},
  author={Loretta J Nastoupil and Rajni Sinha and Michelle Byrtek and Xiaolei Zhou and Michael D. Taylor and Jonathan W. Friedberg and Brian K Link and James R. Cerhan and Keith L Dawson and Christopher R Flowers},
  booktitle={Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The authors examined the "real-world" effectiveness of rituximab (R) maintenance therapy (R-maintenance) compared with observation after R-based induction therapy in patients with previously untreated follicular lymphoma (FL) in the United States. METHODS The National LymphoCare Study is a prospective, multicenter, observational study that enrolled > 2700 untreated patients with FL diagnosed from 2004 to 2007 at 265 sites in the United States. Among these, patients who achieved at… CONTINUE READING