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Real world overall survival of treated non-indulent MCL patients in Brazil less than 10% at 3 years

Key clinical point: Lack of access to the best chemotherapy drugs in the Brazilian health system suggested as reason for low survival.

Major finding: The median overall survival of all 44 patients submitted to chemotherapy was 12.9 months, with 2- and 3-years estimated overall survival of 24.2% and 9.7%, respectively.

Study details: A retrospective study of 64 patients diagnosed with non-indolent MCL between Jan. 1, 2003 and May 31, 2015.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no conflicts of interest.


Brasil SAB et al. Hematol Transfus Cell Ther. 2020; 42(1):93–7.