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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma treatment details. Chemotherapy. Hormone. Azienda Ospedale Universita` Padova, Padova, Italy



Survival: 10.0 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 5
   
Treatments: Chemotherapy
Hormone
   
Drugs:
Country: Italy
   
City/State/Province: Padova
   
Hospital: Azienda Ospedale Universita` Padova
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 8/2005

Description:
Patients:
This phase II study involved 30 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients who were in frail condition. The median patient age was 83 years and 33% were male.

Treatment:
Patients were treated with the chemotherapy agent vinorelbine and the steroid hormone prednisone.

Toxicity:
Three patients died of heart failure and/or pneumonia. Grade 4 neutropenia, anemia, and neurotoxicity were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 10 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Silvio Monfardini; email: silvio.monfardini@unipd.it

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