ASCO 2017 meeting summary: updates to practice-changing studies in untreated non-Hodgkin lymphoma

P. Laneuville, J.F. Larouche, A. Tosikyan, A. Christofides


The 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology took place in Chicago, Illinois, 2–6 June. At the meeting, results from key studies in the first-line treatment of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (inhl) were presented. Of those studies, two were selected for oral presentations: 9-year follow-up data from the stil nhl1 trial, which compared the efficacy and safety of bendamustine plus rituximab (br) with those of rituximab plus cyclophosphamide–vincristine–prednisone–doxorubicin (r-chop); and 5-year follow-up data from the bright study, which compared br with r-chop and r-cvp (rituximab plus cyclophosphamide–vincristine–prednisone) combined. Our meeting report describes the foregoing studies and includes interviews with key investigators, plus commentaries from three Quebec hematologists on the potential effects for Canadian practice.


Indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma; untreated; front-line treatment; first-line treatment

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