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Impact of the methotrexate administration dose on the need for intrathecal treatment in children and adolescents with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma: results of a randomized trial of the EICNHL Group.

Författare och institution:
Laurence Brugières (-); Marie-Cécile Le Deley (-); Angelo Rosolen (-); Denise Williams (-); Keizo Horibe (-); Grazyna Wrobel (-); Georg Mann (-); Jozsef Zsiros (-); Anne Uyttebroeck (-); Ildiko Marky (Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, sektionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa); Laurence Lamant (-); Alfred Reiter (-)
Publicerad i:
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 27 ( 6 ) s. 897-903
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of two methotrexate doses and administration schedules in children with anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized trial for children with ALCL was based on the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma-Berlin-Frankfurt-Muenster 90 (NHL-BFM90) study protocol and compared six courses of methotrexate 1 g/m2 over 24 hours and an intrathecal injection (IT) followed by folinic acid rescue at 42 hours (MTX1 arm) with six courses of methotrexate 3 g/m2 over 3 hours followed by folinic acid rescue at 24 hours without IT (MTX3 arm). This trial involved most European pediatric/lymphoma study groups and a Japanese group. RESULTS: Overall, 352 patients (96% ALK positive) were recruited between 1999 and 2005; 175 were randomly assigned to the MTX1 arm, and 177 were assigned to the MTX3 arm. Ninety-two percent of patients received protocol treatment. Median follow-up time is 3.7 years. Event-free survival (EFS) curves were superimposed with 2-year EFS rates (73.6% and 74.5% in the MTX1 and MTX3 arms, respectively; hazard ratio = 0.98; 91.76% CI, 0.69 to 1.38). Two-year overall survival rates were 90.1% and 94.9% in MTX1 and MTX3, respectively. Only two CNS relapses occurred (both in the MTX1 arm). Toxicity was assessed after 2,050 courses and included grade 4 hematologic toxicity after 79% and 64% of MTX1 and MTX3 courses, respectively (P < .0001); infection after 50% and 32% of courses, respectively (P < .0001); and grade 3 to 4 stomatitis after 21% and 6% of courses, respectively (P < .0001). CONCLUSION: The results of the NHL-BFM90 study were reproduced in this large international trial. The methotrexate schedule of the NHL-BFM90 protocol including IT therapy can be safely replaced by a less toxic schedule of methotrexate 3 g/m2 in a 3-hour infusion without IT therapy.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Immunologi inom det medicinska området ->
Klinisk medicin ->
Adolescent, Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic, administration & dosage, Child, Child, Preschool, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Drug Administration Schedule, Female, Humans, Infant, Injections, Spinal, Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse, drug therapy, pathology, Male, Methotrexate, administration & dosage, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
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2010-06-28 11:18

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