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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22299, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991435

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INTRODUCTION: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a condition characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and persistent macrophage activation, resulting in reactive phagocytosis of the hematopoietic elements. In children, it is usually a hereditary disorder, while in adults it is usually acquired secondary to viral infections, collagenoses, or tumors. Although accounting for 10% of hematologic malignancies, HLH is rarely associated with multiple myeloma (MM) and other plasmacytic dyscrasias. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old Brazilian man seeked medical care with a 3-month history of intermittent fever, weight loss, night sweats, and progressive anemic symptoms. DIAGNOSIS: Total blood count showed severe bicytopenia (normocytic-normochromic anemia and thrombocytopenia), biochemical exams showed elevation of creatinine, as well as monoclonal peak in serum protein electrophoresis, high IgA dosage, and serum immunofixation with IgA kappa paraprotein. Bone marrow biopsy showed 30% of monoclonal and phenotypically anomalous plasmocytes, confirming the diagnosis of MM. Diagnosis of HLH was established by the presence of clinical and laboratory criteria: fever, splenomegaly, cytopenias, hypofibrinogenemia, hyperferritinemia, elevation of triglycerides, and several figures of erythrophagocytosis in bone marrow aspirate. INTERVENTIONS: The patient experienced pulse therapy with methylprednisolone for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, followed by initial therapy for multiple myeloma with cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone. OUTCOMES: Once the diagnosis of MM and secondary hemophagocytic syndrome was established, the patient had a rapid clinical deterioration despite the established therapeutic measures, evolving with cardiovascular failure, acute liver failure, acute disseminated intravascular coagulation, worsening renal dysfunction requiring dialysis support, respiratory dysfunction, and lowering of consciousness, characterizing rapid multiple organ dysfunction, ultimately leading to the death of the patient. INNOVATION: Here, we aimed to describe the sixth reported case of HLH associated with MM, according to cases cataloged in the PubMed database, and the first case evaluated by 18-fluordeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18-FDG-PETCT). CONCLUSION: Our case report seeks to provide support for a better clinical and laboratory characterization of this rare paraneoplastic entity associated with MM, and aims to call the attention of hematologists and intensivists to this condition that falls within the scope of the differential diagnosis of rapid onset multiple organ failure in patients with plasmacytic neoplasms.


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Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/tratamento farmacológico , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/etiologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/complicações , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Anemia/sangue , Anemia/etiologia , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/uso terapêutico , Medula Óssea/patologia , Brasil/epidemiologia , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/uso terapêutico , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Evolução Fatal , Febre/diagnóstico , Febre/etiologia , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/sangue , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/diagnóstico , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/metabolismo , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/complicações , Paraproteinemias/sangue , Plasmócitos/patologia , Esplenomegalia/diagnóstico , Esplenomegalia/etiologia , Trombocitopenia/sangue , Trombocitopenia/etiologia , Perda de Peso
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22341, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991448

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RATIONALE: The Goodpasture syndrome is an extremely rare disease, with renal and pulmonary manifestations, and is mediated by anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies. Renal pathological changes are mainly characterized by glomerular crescent formation and linear immunofluorescent staining for immunoglobulin G on the GBM. There are few reports on the atypical course of the syndrome involving serum-negative anti-GBM antibodies. Therefore, we present a case of Goodpasture syndrome that presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria and was seronegative for anti-GBM antibodies. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old Chinese man presented with a lung lesion that was discovered by physical examination a month prior to presentation. The chief concern was occasional hemoptysis without fever, cough, chest pain, and edema. DIAGNOSES: Laboratory testing revealed that the urinary protein level and urine erythrocyte count were 7.4 g/24 hours and 144/high-power field (HPF), respectively. Serological testing for anti-GBM antibodies was negative. Chest computed tomography revealed multiple exudative lesions in both lungs, indicating alveolar infiltration and hemorrhage. Electronic bronchoscopy and pathological examination of the alveolar lavage fluid indicated no abnormalities. However, kidney biopsy suggested cellular crescent formation and segmental necrosis of the globuli, with linear IgG and complement C3 deposition on the GBM. These findings were consistent with the diagnosis of anti-GBM antibody nephritis. INTERVENTIONS: The patient underwent 7 sessions of double filtration plasmapheresis. He was also administered with intravenous methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide. After renal function stabilization, he was discharged under an immunosuppressive regimen comprising of glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamides. OUTCOMES: Three months later, follow-up examination revealed that the 24-hour urine protein had increased to 13 g. Furthermore, the urine erythrocyte count was 243/HPF. After a 6-month follow-up, the patient achieved partial remission, with a proteinuria level of 3.9 g/24 hours and a urine erythrocyte count of 187/HPF. LESSONS: This extremely rare case of Goodpasture syndrome manifested with seronegativity for anti-GBM antibodies and nephrotic-range proteinuria. Our findings emphasize the importance of renal biopsy for the clinical diagnosis of atypical cases. Furthermore, because renal involvement achieved only partial remission despite therapy, early detection and active treatment of the Goodpasture syndrome is necessary to improve the prognosis of patients.


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Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/complicações , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/imunologia , Autoanticorpos/sangue , Proteinúria/etiologia , Administração Intravenosa , Adulto , Assistência ao Convalescente , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/diagnóstico , Doença Antimembrana Basal Glomerular/terapia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/etnologia , Complemento C3/metabolismo , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia Combinada , Glucocorticoides/administração & dosagem , Glucocorticoides/uso terapêutico , Hemoptise/diagnóstico , Hemorragia/etiologia , Hemorragia/patologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/metabolismo , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Rim/patologia , Glomérulos Renais/metabolismo , Glomérulos Renais/patologia , Pulmão/diagnóstico por imagem , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Metilprednisolona/administração & dosagem , Metilprednisolona/uso terapêutico , Nefrite/diagnóstico , Nefrite/imunologia , Plasmaferese/métodos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Ann Hematol ; 99(11): 2589-2598, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32892275

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The induction therapy containing ixazomib, an oral proteasome inhibitor, has shown favorable efficacy and safety in clinical trials, but its experience in real-life remains limited. In routine practice, few patients received ixazomib-based induction therapy due to reasons including (1) patients' preference on oral regimens, (2) concerns on adverse events (AEs) of other intravenous/subcutaneous regimens, (3) requirements for less center visits, and (4) fears of COVID-19 and other infectious disease exposures. With the aim of assessing the real-life effectiveness and safety of ixazomib-based induction therapy, we performed this multi-center, observational study on 85 newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) patients from 14 medical centers. Ixazomib-based regimens included ixazomib-lenalidomide-dexamethasone (IRd) in 44.7% of patients, ixazomib-dexamethasone (Id) in 29.4%, and Id plus another agent (doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, thalidomide, or daratumumab) in 25.9%. Different ixazomib-based therapies were applied due to (1) financial burdens or limitations on local health insurance coverage, (2) concerns on treatment tolerance, and (3) drug accessibility issue. Ten patients received ixazomib maintenance. The median age was 67 years; 43.5% had ISS stage III disease; 48.2% had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score ≥ 2; and 17.6% with high-risk cytogenetic abnormalities. Overall response rate for all 85 patients was 95.3%, including 65.9% very good partial response or better and 29.5% complete responses. The median time to response was 30 days. The response rate was similar across different ixazomib-based regimens. Median progression-free survival was not reached. Severe AEs (≥ grade 3) were reported in 29.4% of patients. No grade 3/4 peripheral neuropathy (PN) occurred. Patients received a median of 6 (range 1-20) cycles of ixazomib treatment; 56.6% remained on treatment at data cutoff; 15.3% discontinued treatment due to intolerable AEs. These results support that the ixazomib-based frontline therapy was highly effective with acceptable toxicity in routine practice and the ixazomib oral regimens could be good alternative options for NDMM patients.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Compostos de Boro/administração & dosagem , Glicina/análogos & derivados , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/induzido quimicamente , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Compostos de Boro/efeitos adversos , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/efeitos adversos , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/efeitos adversos , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Glicina/administração & dosagem , Glicina/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Lenalidomida/administração & dosagem , Lenalidomida/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/mortalidade , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/diagnóstico , Doenças do Sistema Nervoso Periférico/fisiopatologia , Indução de Remissão , Análise de Sobrevida , Talidomida/administração & dosagem , Talidomida/efeitos adversos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2429-2436, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32839869

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Patients receiving vinca alkaloids for hematological malignancies frequently experience constipation that is unresponsive to laxatives. Research on treatment of vinca alkaloid-induced constipation is limited. This study aimed to determine whether the chloride channel activator lubiprostone ameliorates vinca alkaloid-induced constipation in patients with hematological malignancies. In this retrospective cohort study, vinca alkaloid-induced constipation (grade ≥ 3 using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events) was investigated in patients treated for hematological malignancies between July 2014 and June 2019 who had already been prescribed osmotic laxatives and additionally received either a stimulant laxative or lubiprostone. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify the risk factors for persistent constipation after introduction of the second laxative. A propensity score model was used to match 67 patients taking a stimulant laxative and 67 treated with lubiprostone, and the occurrence of intractable constipation was compared between groups. Overall, 203 patients were included, among whom 50 (25%) had constipation. On multivariate analysis, body mass index, opioid use, and addition of lubiprostone were independently associated with constipation. Patients treated with lubiprostone were significantly less likely to experience intractable constipation than did those treated with stimulant laxatives (10% vs. 34%, P = 0.002). Moreover, post-constipation diarrhea was significantly less frequent among patients treated with lubiprostone (42% vs. 63%, P = 0.024). Lubiprostone was more effective than stimulant laxatives at treating vinca alkaloid-induced intractable constipation in patients with hematological malignancies, and its use could enable safe vinca alkaloid chemotherapy.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/efeitos adversos , Agonistas dos Canais de Cloreto/uso terapêutico , Constipação Intestinal/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hematológicas/tratamento farmacológico , Lubiprostona/uso terapêutico , Linfoma/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Alcaloides de Vinca/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Constipação Intestinal/induzido quimicamente , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Avaliação de Medicamentos , Quimioterapia Combinada , Famotidina/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Laxantes/farmacologia , Laxantes/uso terapêutico , Óxido de Magnésio/uso terapêutico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Entorpecentes/efeitos adversos , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Pontuação de Propensão , Inibidores da Bomba de Prótons/uso terapêutico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Senosídeos/uso terapêutico , Alcaloides de Vinca/administração & dosagem , Vincristina/administração & dosagem
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Lancet HIV ; 7(9): e602-e610, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32649866

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BACKGROUND: Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) is a potentially life-saving treatment for individuals with HIV and haematological malignancies; challenges include identifying donors and maintaining antiretroviral therapy (ART). The objectives of our study were to investigate interventions to expand donor options and to prevent ART interruptions for patients with HIV in need of alloBMT. METHODS: This single-arm, interventional trial took place at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (Baltimore, MD, USA). Individuals with HIV who were at least 18 years of age and referred for alloBMT for a standard clinical indication were eligible. The only exclusion criterion was a history of documented resistance to enfuvirtide. We used post-transplant cyclophosphamide as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis to expand donor options and an optimised ART strategy of avoiding pharmacoenhancers and adding subcutaneous enfuvirtide during post-transplant cyclophosphamide and during oral medication intolerance. Our primary outcome was the proportion of participants who maintained ART through day 60 after alloBMT. We measured the HIV latent reservoir using a quantitative viral outgrowth assay. This study is registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01836068. FINDINGS: Between June 1, 2013, and August 27, 2015, nine patients who were referred for transplant provided consent. Two patients had relapsed malignancy before donor searches were initiated. Seven patients had suitable donors identified (two matched sibling, two matched unrelated, two haploidentical, and one single-antigen mismatched unrelated) and proceeded to alloBMT. All patients maintained ART through day 60 and required ART changes (median 1, range 1-3) in the first 90 days. One patient stopped ART and developed HIV rebound with grade 4 meningoencephalitis at day 146. Among six patients who underwent alloBMT and had longitudinal measurements available, the HIV latent reservoir was not detected post-alloBMT in four patients with more than 95% donor chimerism, consistent with a 2·06-2·54 log10 reduction in the HIV latent reservoir. In the two patients with less than 95% donor chimerism, the HIV latent reservoir remained stable. INTERPRETATION: By using post-transplant cyclophosphamide as GVHD prophylaxis, we successfully expanded alloBMT donor options for patients with HIV. Continuing ART with a regimen that includes enfuvirtide post-alloBMT was safe, but life-threatening viral rebound can occur with ART interruption. FUNDING: amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research, and National Cancer Institute.


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Transplante de Medula Óssea , Ciclofosfamida/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/complicações , Neoplasias Hematológicas/complicações , Neoplasias Hematológicas/terapia , Adulto , Terapia Antirretroviral de Alta Atividade , Transplante de Medula Óssea/efeitos adversos , Transplante de Medula Óssea/métodos , Terapia Combinada , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/diagnóstico , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/etiologia , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante , Transplante Homólogo , Resultado do Tratamento , Carga Viral
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Ann Hematol ; 99(10): 2377-2384, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32728938

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This study investigated the prognostic value of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-(OH)D) deficiency and the association between 25-(OH)D deficiency and c-Myc positivity in 208 newly diagnosed diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. 25-(OH)D deficiency was defined as serum 25-(OH)D level lower than 52.5 nmol/L. Using cutoff values of 40%, positive tumor cells for c-Myc expression was established. One hundred forty-two patients had 25-(OH)D deficiency and 70 had c-Myc positivity with a median follow-up of 29 months (range, 16 to 49 months) in this cohort. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that 25-(OH)D deficiency was an independent prognostic predictor for inferior progression-free survival (PFS) (P = 0.001) and overall survival (OS) (P = 0.006), and c-Myc positivity was an unfavorable prognostic factor for PFS (P = 0.004). In addition, c-Myc positivity was more frequent in patients with 25-(OH)D deficiency (P = 0.027). Moreover, we found that the presence of c-Myc positivity could aggravate the adverse effects of 25-(OH)D deficiency for PFS time (P = 0.0045). 25-(OH)D deficiency together with IPI (IPI-D) improved the prognostic capacity compared with only IPI in predicting the risk of DLBCL which was assessed by the calculation of receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves and the areas under the curve (AUC). Noteworthy, c-Myc positivity combined with IPI-D was better than IPI-D in predicting PFS time. In summary, 25-(OH)D deficiency was a strong prognostic factor in DLBCL. Further multi-center prospective studies are needed to confirm the results and better understand the underlying mechanisms.


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Genes myc , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/epidemiologia , Proteínas de Neoplasias/biossíntese , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/biossíntese , Deficiência de Vitamina D/epidemiologia , Vitamina D/análogos & derivados , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Progressão da Doença , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/sangue , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Curva ROC , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Vitamina D/sangue , Deficiência de Vitamina D/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Cancer Treat Rev ; 89: 102071, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32717620

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Haplo-identical transplant is being increasingly used in patients who do not have a readily available matched related or unrelated donor. Post-transplant cyclophosphamide's use due to its simplicity and documented efficacy has made this approach readily employable across diverse transplant centres across the globe. The outcomes of regimens used for conditioning in recipients of bone marrow are at times in variance to that from more commonly employed G-CSF mobilised peripheral stem cell (PBSC). This review highlights various conditioning regimens used in PBSC recipients, with emphasis on toxicities, practicalities and transplant related outcomes of relapse, non-relapse mortality and graft versus host disease.


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Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/terapia , Transplante de Células-Tronco de Sangue Periférico/métodos , Células-Tronco de Sangue Periférico/efeitos dos fármacos , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante/métodos , Haplótipos , Mobilização de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/métodos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Células-Tronco de Sangue Periférico/citologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Transplante Homólogo
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Ann Hematol ; 99(8): 1771-1778, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601796

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Mantle cell lymphoma has a dismal prognosis at relapse or in the refractory setting. Among therapies, mTor pathway targeting by temsirolimus has been the first strategy approved for relapse in Europe. While its efficacy in monotherapy has long been demonstrated, its use remains limited. In the T3 phase Ib clinical trial, we investigated the recommended dose of temsirolimus in association with R-CHOP (R-CHOP-T), or high-dose cytarabine plus rituximab (R-DHA-T), or fludarabine, cyclophosphamide plus rituximab (R-FC-T). From November 11, 2011 to February 26, 2015, forty-one patients were enrolled. Patients presented with high MIPI (47.5%) at relapse and a median number of treatments of 1 (1-3). Patients were treated by R-CHOP-T (n = 10), R-FC-T (n = 14), or R-DHA-T (n = 17) according to the choice of local investigators. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) was 15 mg in the R-CHOP-T arm and has not been determined in other treatment arms because of toxicities. All patients experienced ≥ Grade 3 adverse events, mainly thrombocytopenia (76%). Twenty-six patients discontinued prematurely the treatment, mostly for toxicity (n = 12) and progression of the disease (n = 8). Of note, 6 patients of the R-DHA-T arm reached complete remission (35%). Temsirolimus with immuno-chemotherapy is associated with a high rate of toxicities. Determination of MTD could only be achieved for R-CHOP-T arm. Associations between temsirolimus and other targeted therapies may be warranted for R/R MCL patients.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Imunoterapia , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/terapia , Sirolimo/análogos & derivados , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/efeitos adversos , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/efeitos adversos , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Linfoma de Célula do Manto/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Prednisona/efeitos adversos , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Rituximab/efeitos adversos , Sirolimo/administração & dosagem , Sirolimo/efeitos adversos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Trombocitopenia/induzido quimicamente , Trombocitopenia/mortalidade , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Vincristina/efeitos adversos
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 146(11): 2995-3002, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32524293

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BACKGROUND: Comorbidity and relative dose intensity (RDI) have been associated with survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, but both relationships remain unaddressed in the same patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive DLBCL patients treated from January 2010 to October 2018 was performed. Data for the clinical characteristics of the patients, including the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and RDI, on their outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients with a median age of 72 years (range 19-90 years) were analyzed. CCI ≥ 2 was associated with poor event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). RDI < 70% was associated with worse EFS and OS. A multivariate analysis revealed that RDI < 70% was only a poor risk factor for the reduction of OS in elderly DLBCL patients (65 years <) and independent from the presence of CCI. The relationship between CCI and RDI in elderly patients was analyzed in four groups, based on CCI ≥ 2 or less and RDI ≥ 70% or less. The group with CCI ≥ 2 and RDI < 70% had a poorer OS and EFS, as compared to the other three groups. The group with CCI < 2 and RDI ≥ 70% had a superior OS but an identical EFS, as compared to the two groups with CCI < 2 and RDI < 70% and CCI ≥ 2 and RDI ≥ 70%. CONCLUSIONS: CCI ≥ 2 was associated with a poorer outcome, but maintaining RDI ≥ 70% may improve the outcome, especially in elderly DLBCL patients.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Comorbidade , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Resultado do Tratamento , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0235140, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574203

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BACKGROUND: Due to improved treatment, there is an increasing focus on the reproductive potential of survivors of childhood cancer. Cytotoxic chemotherapy accelerates the decline in the number of primordial follicles within the mammalian ovary at all ages, but effects on the developmental potential of remaining oocytes following prepubertal cancer treatment are unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether cyclophosphamide (CY) exposure in the prepubertal period in female mice influences ovarian function and the functional competence of oocytes in adulthood. METHODS: This study used Swiss albino mice as the experimental model. Female mice were treated with 200 mg/kg CY on either postnatal day 14 (CY14), 21 (CY21) or 28 (CY28) i.e at a prepubertal and 2 young postpubertal ages. At 14 weeks of life, ovarian function, functional competence of oocytes, and embryo quality were assessed. RESULTS: The number of primordial follicles decreased significantly in CY14 and CY21 groups compared to control (p < 0.01). The number of oocytes from superovulated was 8.5 ± 1.4, 24.1 ± 2.9 and 26.8 ± 2.1 in CY14, CY21 and CY28 respectively which was significantly lower than control (50.2 ± 3.2; p < 0.001). In vitro culture of CY14 embryos demonstrated only 55.4% blastocyst formation (p < 0.0001) and reduced ability of inner cell mass (ICM) to proliferate in vitro (p < 0.05) at 120 and 216 h post insemination respectively. On the other hand, ICM proliferation was unaltered in 2 young postpubertal ages. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate long-term effects on the developmental competence of oocytes exposed to CY in early but not adult life. These data provide a mechanism whereby long-term fertility can be impaired after chemotherapy exposure, despite the continuing presence of follicles within the ovary, and support the need for fertility preservation in prepubertal girls before alkylating agent exposure.


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Blastocisto/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclofosfamida/farmacologia , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/efeitos dos fármacos , Reserva Ovariana/efeitos dos fármacos , Maturidade Sexual/fisiologia , Animais , Hormônio Antimülleriano/sangue , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Blastocisto/citologia , Blastocisto/fisiologia , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Peso Corporal/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Embrião de Mamíferos/efeitos dos fármacos , Embrião de Mamíferos/embriologia , Desenvolvimento Embrionário/fisiologia , Feminino , Fertilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Fertilidade/fisiologia , Camundongos , Oócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Oócitos/fisiologia , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Reserva Ovariana/fisiologia , Ovário/anatomia & histologia , Ovário/citologia , Ovário/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Tempo
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Pediatr Blood Cancer ; 67(8): e28319, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32543116

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OBJECTIVE: To review the treatment and revaccination of neuroblastoma-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome (OMAS) patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). PROCEDURE: Institutional Review Board approval was obtained for this retrospective study of patients with neuroblastoma-associated OMAS followed at MSK from 2000 to 2016. RESULTS: Fourteen patients (nine female) were 9-21 (median 17) months old at diagnosis of neuroblastoma and OMAS syndrome. They had stage 1 (n = 12), stage 2B, or intermediate-risk stage 4. Tumor histology was favorable in 11 patients, unfavorable in two, and unknown in one patient. No patient had amplified MYCN. All patients underwent tumor resection at diagnosis. Anti-neuroblastoma treatment was limited to chemotherapy in one patient. Overall survival is 100% at 3-16 (median 10) years. For OMAS, 13 patients received intravenous immune globulin (IVIg), adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and rituximab, and one received ACTH and IVIg. Seven patients experienced OMAS relapse. For these relapses, five patients received low-dose cyclophosphamide and two received rituximab. The mean total OMAS treatment was 20-96 (median 48) months. Seven patients started rituximab ≤3 months from diagnosis and did not relapse. The other six experienced OMAS relapse. To date, six patients have been revaccinated at a minimum of 2 years after completion of OMAS therapy without OMAS recurrence. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with neuroblastoma-associated OMAS had excellent overall survival. Early initiation of rituximab, IVIg, and ACTH may reduce risks of OMAS relapse. Revaccination can be resumed without exacerbation of OMAS. Further investigation with a larger cohort of patients is needed.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Neuroblastoma , Síndrome de Opsoclonia-Mioclonia , Hormônio Adrenocorticotrópico/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoglobulinas Intravenosas/administração & dosagem , Lactente , Masculino , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Neuroblastoma/diagnóstico , Neuroblastoma/mortalidade , Neuroblastoma/terapia , Síndrome de Opsoclonia-Mioclonia/diagnóstico , Síndrome de Opsoclonia-Mioclonia/mortalidade , Síndrome de Opsoclonia-Mioclonia/terapia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Lancet Haematol ; 7(7): e523-e533, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32589978

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BACKGROUND: The addition of rituximab to intensive chemotherapy improves outcomes in patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Ofatumumab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that binds to the small extracellular loop of CD20 and has greater in vitro complement-mediated cytotoxicity than rituximab. In this study, we assessed the activity and safety of ofatumumab in combination with chemotherapy in patients with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-negative CD20-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. METHODS: This was a single-arm, phase 2 trial done at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). Patients with newly diagnosed, Ph-negative B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma with CD20 expression of at least 1% were eligible. Patients were treated with up to eight courses of the hyper-CVAD regimen (hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone) on courses 1, 3, 5, and 7 alternating with high-dose methotrexate and cytarabine on courses 2, 4, 6, and 8. Ofatumumab was administered on days 1 and 11 of courses 1 and 3 and on days 1 and 8 of courses 2 and 4 for a total of eight doses. The first dose of ofatumumab was 300 mg intravenously and all subsequent doses were 2000 mg intravenously. Patients received 30 courses of maintenance therapy with 6-mercaptopurine, vincristine, methotrexate, and prednisone (POMP), with four intensification courses (high-dose methotrexate plus L-asparaginase and hyper-CVAD plus ofatumumab on courses 6-7 and 18-19). The primary endpoints were event-free survival, overall response, and overall survival. All enrolled patients were included in the primary and safety analyses. The trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01363128. FINDINGS: Between Aug 26, 2011, and May 18, 2017, 69 patients (67 patients had B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and two had B-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma; median age 41 years [IQR 32-50]) were enrolled and treated, including 33 (48%) aged between 18 and 39 years. Nine (27%) of 33 patients had Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. With a median follow-up of 44 months (26-53), 4-year event-free survival was 59% (95% CI 48-73); 69% (54-87) in adolescents and young adults aged 18-39 years. 4-year overall survival was 68% (58-81); 74% (60-91) in adolescents and young adults. The overall response rate was 98% (64 of 65 patients). The most common non-haematological grade 3 or 4 adverse events were infections (35 [54%] of 65 patients during induction and 53 [78%] of 68 patients during consolidation). Ten (14%) of 69 patients died in complete remission from sepsis (two [3%]), cardiac arrest (one [1%]), therapy-related acute myeloid leukaemia (two [3%]), and haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation complications (five [7%]). None of these deaths were considered related to ofatumumab treatment by the study investigators. INTERPRETATION: The combination of hyper-CVAD plus ofatumumab is safe and active in adults with Ph-negative CD20-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Modifications of this regimen with the addition of novel monoclonal and bispecific antibody constructs targeting CD19 and CD22 might further improve outcomes and allow reduction in the intensity and duration of chemotherapy. FUNDING: Novartis.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cromossomo Filadélfia , Análise de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(8): 1823-1831, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32577843

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Although overall survival in diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL) has improved, central nervous system (CNS) relapse is still a fatal complication of DLBCL. For this reason, CNS prophylaxis is recommended for patients at high risk of CNS disease. However, no consensus exists on definition of high-risk patient and optimal CNS prophylaxis. Systemic high-dose methotrexate in combination with R-CHOP has been suggested as a potential prophylactic method, since methotrexate penetrates the blood-brain barrier and achieves high concentration in the CNS. In this retrospective analysis, we report treatment outcome of 95 high-risk DLBCL/FL grade 3B patients treated with R-CHOP or its derivatives with (N = 57) or without (N = 38) CNS prophylaxis. At a median follow-up time (51 months), CNS relapses were detected in twelve patients (12.6%). Ten out of twelve (83%) of CNS events were confined to CNS system only. Median overall survival after CNS relapse was 9 months. Five-year isolated CNS relapse rates were 5% in the prophylaxis group and 26% in the group without prophylaxis. These findings suggest that high-dose methotrexate-containing prophylaxis decreases the risk of CNS failure.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/prevenção & controle , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/prevenção & controle , Metotrexato/administração & dosagem , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/mortalidade , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Recidiva , Rituximab/administração & dosagem , Vincristina/administração & dosagem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(9): 2095-2104, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32440790

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Secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but fatal condition with various underlying disorders in adult patients and is diagnosed based on the HLH-2004 criteria, which were established based on experience in pediatric patients. However, few studies have prospectively evaluated the treatment outcomes and diagnostic performance of HLH criteria in adult patients with secondary HLH. Thus, we performed a single-center, prospective cohort study of adult patients with suspected HLH, and we analyzed treatment outcomes of patients enrolled between 2017 and 2019 as an interim analysis ( ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03117010). Of the 73 patients with suspected HLH, 70 patients completed the evaluation for ≥ 7 of the HLH-2004 criteria, and 55 patients were diagnosed with HLH (55/73, 75%). Although serum ferritin and fever had a sensitivity of more than 90%, both had exceptionally low specificity, whereas soluble CD25 had a sensitivity of more than 90% and specificity of 80%. Forty patients with malignancy-associated HLH had B cell (n = 19) or T- or NK-cell (n = 21) lymphoid malignancy, whereas 15 patients had non-malignant disorders. Non-malignancy-associated HLH had greater than 90% 1-year overall survival (OS) after diagnosis of HLH, whereas that for malignancy-associated HLH was less than 40%. In conclusion, our study showed promising treatment outcomes for patients enrolled in our prospective cohort study, and prospectively demonstrated the diagnostic performance of the HLH-2004 criteria in adult patients with suspected HLH. Given that lymphoma was the most common cause of HLH in adults, thorough evaluation for lymphoma should be performed in adults with suspected HLH.


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Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/sangue , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/diagnóstico , Admissão do Paciente/tendências , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antineoplásicos Hormonais/administração & dosagem , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/administração & dosagem , Estudos de Coortes , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Dexametasona/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Linfo-Histiocitose Hemofagocítica/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Estudos Prospectivos , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Adulto Jovem
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Ann Hematol ; 99(6): 1377-1387, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32382774

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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) represents a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants (HCT). Several strategies exist for GVHD prophylaxis and include post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCY) and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG). While several groups have described the use of PTCY in younger patients, there is a paucity of data about the efficacy of PTCY in older individuals, particularly when combined with ATG. We investigated the effect of PTCY and ATG combination on transplant outcomes in older patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada. Compared to those patients who received other forms of GVHD prophylaxis, individuals who received ATG-PTCY combination had higher 2-year overall survival (OS), 57% (95% confidence interval, 44-69) vs 37% (26-49), P = 0.02; higher 2-year graft-vs-host- and relapse-free survival (GRFS), 27% (17-39) vs 12% (6-21), P = 0.01; lower 2-year non-relapse mortality (NRM), 21% (12-32) vs 45% (33-56), P = 1.00 × 10-3; lower 100-day incidence of grade 2-4 acute GVHD (aGVHD), 11% (5-21) vs 28% (18-39), P = 0.02; and lower 100-day incidence of grade 3-4 aGVHD, 0% vs 7% (3-15), P = 0.02 without an increase in the 2-year cumulative incidence of relapse (CIR), 31% (20-43) vs 21% (12-32), P = 0.14. Therefore, in older HCT recipients, use of PTCY combined with ATG is associated with improved OS, lower NRM, decreased risk of aGVHD, and improved GRFS without a significant increase in relapse risk. Therefore, the PTCY with ATG combination represents an effective strategy for GVHD prophylaxis in older allogeneic HCT recipients.


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Soro Antilinfocitário/administração & dosagem , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/mortalidade , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/prevenção & controle , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/mortalidade , Transplante Homólogo/mortalidade , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Criança , Feminino , Doença Enxerto-Hospedeiro/diagnóstico , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Transplante Homólogo/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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J Cancer Res Ther ; 16(1): 1-6, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32362601

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Background: Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) can be treated with combined modality treatment (CMT) to limit long-term toxicities in the early favorable stage. Early unfavorable and advanced stage HL is mainly treated with chemotherapy followed by radiation to the bulky site. This study examines the impact of CMT in early as well as advanced stage HL. Materials and Methods: From 2001 to 2011, 125 patients with Stage I to IV HL were analyzed. Median age of the patients was 25 years (range 12-68 years). CMT, chemotherapy, and radiation alone were given to 51, 64, and 10 patients, respectively. Chemotherapy with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) was given to 100 patients, 6 patients received ABVD-like regimen, and 9 patients received cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone regimen. Radiotherapy (RT) was given to 61 (49%) patients, involved field RT to 55 (90%), and extended-field RT to 6 (10%) patients, respectively. Median radiation dose was 30 Gy (18-40 Gy). Results: All 25 patients with early-stage achieved complete response (CR) with CMT. At a median follow-up of 70 months (range 12-230 months), relapse was seen in two patients (1 local and 1 distant). Of 26 patients with advanced stage, 25 achieved a CR and 1 had stable disease with CMT. Relapse occurred in one patient (distant). In patients with early-stage treated with chemotherapy only ( n = 30, 24%), 9 patients had relapse (4 local and 5 distant) while in those with RT only ( n = 10, 8%), 4 developed distant relapse. In patients with advanced stage treated with chemotherapy only ( n = 34, 27%), 8 relapsed (5 local and distant, 3 distant only). Patients with relapse were salvaged with CMT ( n = 6), chemotherapy ( n = 15), or RT ( n = 3). Two patients have died. Five years' disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with early favorable stage, early unfavorable stage, and advanced stage was 91%, 82%, and 73%, respectively ( P = 0.026). DFS was significantly better with CMT than chemotherapy or radiation alone. Five years' overall survival (OS) was 93%, 92%, and 84%, respectively ( P = 0.139). Second malignancy occurred in 3 (2.4%) patients; carcinoma of the tongue, pseudomyxoma peritonei, and non-HL each, respectively. None of these patients had received prior radiation. Conclusion: CMT improved DFS in patients with HL. OS was similar in all patients irrespective of treatment combinations. The incidence of second malignancy was 2.4%.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Doença de Hodgkin/terapia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/terapia , Radioterapia/mortalidade , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Bleomicina/administração & dosagem , Criança , Terapia Combinada , Ciclofosfamida/administração & dosagem , Dacarbazina/administração & dosagem , Doxorrubicina/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Doença de Hodgkin/mortalidade , Doença de Hodgkin/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/mortalidade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prednisona/administração & dosagem , Procarbazina/administração & dosagem , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Vimblastina/administração & dosagem , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Adulto Jovem
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