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Study favors as-needed treatment over maintenance therapy for patients with follicular lymphoma
Date:12/12/2011

(SAN DIEGO, December 11, 2011) Asymptomatic patients diagnosed with nonbulky follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have traditionally been watched for signs or symptoms of disease progression and then treated with a combination of rituximab and chemotherapy or rituximab alone for select cases. Recent trials have suggested a role for treatment of asymptomatic patients with single-agent rituximab followed by additional periodic dosing, called "maintenance therapy." However, new research suggests that these patients may have similar success rates simply with as-needed treatment. Results from the study will be presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

"Current research aims to ensure that we are not only giving our patients the best possible chance to live long, healthy lives after their cancer diagnoses, but also improving their quality of life while reducing their health-care costs," said Jane N. Winter, MD, moderator of the press conference and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "If we can limit the frequency of treatment or reduce the need for chemotherapy and still maintain good outcomes, we can reduce some of the burdens on both the patients and the health care community."

This press conference will take place on Sunday, December 11, at 8:00 a.m. PST.

Results of Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Protocol E4402 (RESORT): A Randomized Phase III Study Comparing Two Different Rituximab Dosing Strategies for Low Tumor Burden Follicular Lymphoma [LBA-6]

Results from a study evaluating two different strategies for management of asymptomatic low-tumor-burden (LTB) follicular lymphoma (FL) patients found that, following an induction course of rituximab, repeated treatment with the therapy
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Contact: Lindsey Love
llove@hematology.org
202-552-4925
American Society of Hematology
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