Validation of a biological score to predict response in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients treated front-line with bendamustine and rituximab

Luca Laurenti, Idanna Innocenti, Robin Foa, Massimo Gentile, Tait D. Shanafelt, Gianluigi Reda, Francesca Romana Mauro, Katja Zirlik, Stefania Ciolli, Maria Ilaria Del Principe, Davide Rossi, Nicola Di Renzo, Stefano Molica, Francesco Angrilli, Marta Coscia, Annalisa Chiarenza, Annamaria Giordano, Giovanna Cutrona, Kari G. Chaffee, Sameer A. ParikhGiuseppina Uccello, Giovanni Tripepi, Graziella D’Arrigo, Ernesto Vigna, Anna Grazia Recchia, Yair Herishanu, Lev Shvidel, Tamar Tadmor, Agostino Cortelezzi, Giovanni Del Poeta, Gianluca Gaidano, Francesco Di Raimondo, Antonino Neri, Manlio Ferrarini, Robin Foà, Aaron Polliack, Fortunato Morabito

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During the the last two decades several biological prognostic markers have been identified in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) [1]. Some, like the IGHV mutational status and TP53 disruption, are also predictive of response to chemo-immunotherapy [2,3,4,5,6]. Rossi et al. reported an observational retrospective analysis on 404 CLL patients treated front-line with fludarabine-cyclophosphamide-rituximab (FCR) [6]. Based on the IGHV mutational status and FISH cytogenetics, patients were stratified into low risk (mutated IGHV and no adverse FISH cytogenetics [del(17p), del(11q)]), intermediate risk (unmutated IGHV and/or del11q in the absence of del17p), and high risk (del17p independent of co-occurring del11q or unmutated IGHV). This simple biologically based prognostic score based on the combination of three widely utilized biomarkers allowed to stratify patients with a significantly different progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) after FCR treatment. In addition, they also demonstrated that low-risk patients had a durable remissions after FCR, with a life expectancy overlapping that observed in the age-matched general population [6]. Similarly, Laurenti et al. recently published a retrospective study on 102 patients with CLL treated front-line with chlorambucil-rituximab [7]. This analysis also showed that the above-mentioned biological score could distinguish patients with a different PFS. A trend toward a better OS was also observed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1869-1873
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


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