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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma treatment details. Biologic therapy. Chemotherapy. Shan Dong Tumor Hospital, Shandong, China



Survival: 11.2 months
   
Toxicity Grade: 3
   
Treatments: Biologic therapy
Chemotherapy
   
Drugs: Pemetrexed
Country: China
   
City/State/Province: Shandong
   
Hospital: Shan Dong Tumor Hospital
   
Journal: Link
   
Date: 1/2015

Description:
Patients:
This study involved 27 previously treated primary central nervous system lymphoma patients. The median patient age was 53.5 years and 62.9% were male.

Treatment:
Patients received chemotherapy with pemetrexed and biologic therapy with rituximab.

Toxicities:
The most severe toxicities were of grade 3 and included leukocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia. Grade 1-2 nausea/vomiting and stomatitis (inflammation of mouth and lips) were also reported.

Results:
The median overall survival was 11.2 months.

Correspondence: Dr. Rong-Jie Tao; email: rjtaowk@163.com

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