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Worse Survival Seen Among Black Patients With MCL

Key clinical point: Black non-Hispanic patients with mantle cell lymphoma have a lower rate of 5-year overall survival, compared with white non-Hispanic and Hispanic patients.

Major finding: The 5-year overall survival was 46.8% among black patients, compared with 55.8% for Hispanic patients and 50.1% for white non-Hispanic patients.

Study details: A retrospective study involving 18,120 patients with mantle cell lymphoma who were diagnosed between 2004 and 2013.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers reported having no conflicts of interest.


Shah NN et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Mar 11. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2019.03.006.