Rohit Sud, MD | Authors

Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: On the Threshold of New Therapies

June 04, 2009

Chemoimmunotherapy has been the most significant step in recent years to improving overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) rates in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ­(DLBCL).[1] Despite this major therapeutic advance, a significant proportion of patients will relapse or remain refractory to initial chemoimmunotherapy. The pivotal PARMA trial confirmed the place of high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) as the optimum salvage treatment.