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J Clin Oncol. 1993 Jun;11(6):1024-32.

Long-term follow-up of patients treated with COMP or LSA2L2 therapy for childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a report of CCG-551 from the Childrens Cancer Group.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We analyzed the long-term results of a Childrens Cancer Group (CCG) randomized study comparing cyclophosphamide, vincristine, methotrexate, and prednisone (COMP) versus LSA2L2 as treatment for childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The initial results were previously reported (N Engl J Med 308:559, 1983).

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

A total of 429 patients are reported here, 68 with localized disease and 361 with disseminated disease. The distribution of disseminated-disease patients by histologic type was 164 lymphoblastic, 60 large-cell, and 137 undifferentiated lymphomas. Median follow-up duration of surviving patients is 8 years.

RESULTS:

Event-free survival (EFS) of patients with localized disease was 84% at 5 years. No differences were seen between the two treatment regimens. Results for patients with disseminated disease was dependent on histologic subtype: patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma did better when treated with LSA2L2 (5-year EFS of 64% v 35% for COMP); COMP produced better results for patients with undifferentiated lymphoma (5-year EFS of 50% v 29% for LSA2L2). Results for large-cell lymphoma patients were similar (5-year EFS of 52% for COMP v 43% for LSA2L2). Five percent of patients died of treatment-related complications while on therapy (primarily infections). Only four deaths without progression have been observed off-therapy (two from restrictive lung disease, one from an acute asthma attack, one from colon cancer). Patient survival rates after recurrence were poor.

CONCLUSION:

Treatment success can be expected in 84% of pediatric patients with localized non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. For patients with disseminated disease, treatment success can be expected in 64% of those with lymphoblastic and 50% of those with undifferentiated or large-cell disease. To date, late adverse events are rare.

PMID:
8501488
DOI:
10.1200/JCO.1993.11.6.1024
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