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Marginal zone lymphoma treatment studies to be presented at ASH



Findings from several studies on marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) will be presented during oral and poster sessions at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, with a focus on evaluating combination treatment approaches.

Some of the MZL treatment–related studies include the assessment of chlorambucil plus rituximab in patients with extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue, the combination of bendamustine with rituximab for first-line treatment of splenic MZL, and the safety and progression-free survival associated with lenalidomide and rituximab in previously untreated patients with MZL.

Other studies consider how to approach refractory disease. One study looks at the use of ibrutinib in patients with relapsed/refractory MZL, and researchers will also present findings from a systematic literature review of the efficacy and safety of various treatments among patients with relapsed/refractory MZL.

Abstract 1506: IELSG-38: A Phase II Study of Chlorambucil in Combination with Rituximab Followed by Maintenance Therapy with Subcutaneous Rituximab in Patients with Extranodal Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma of Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) .

Abstract 4062: Bendamustine in Combination with Rituximab as First-Line Treatment of Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma (BRISMA). Results of the IELSG-36 Phase II Study.

Abstract 3026: Ibrutinib Therapy in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Marginal Zone Lymphoma: Analysis by Prior Rituximab Treatment and Baseline Mutations.

Abstract 4040: Safety and Activity of Lenalidomide and Rituximab in Previously Untreated Marginal Zone Lymphoma: Subgroup Analysis and Long-Term Follow-Up of an Open-Label Phase II Trial.

Abstract 2783: Systematic Literature Review of the Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Treatments in the Relapsed/Refractory Setting for Patients with Follicular Lymphoma or Marginal Zone Lymphoma.

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