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Risk Factors and Outcomes of Patients with Follicular Lymphoma Who Had Histologic Transformation at First Progression after First-Line Immunochemotherapy in the Gallium Study

Carla Casulo, Michael Herold, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Sunil Iyengar, Robert E Marcus, John F Seymour, Aino Launonen, Andrea Knapp, Tina G Nielsen, Farheen Mir

BLOOD | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 2019


Introduction: Predicting the risk of histologic transformation (HT) from indolent follicular lymphoma (FL) to a more aggressive form of lymphoma represents a major challenge in managing patients with FL. We assessed the incidence of HT in the GALLIUM study (NCT01332968) and determined risk factors for transformation and impact on clinical outcomes. Methods: In the Phase III GALLIUM study, patients with previously untreated FL were randomized to receive either the anti-CD20 antibody rituximab (R; 375mg/m² on Day (D) 1 of each cycle) or obinutuzumab (G; 1000mg on D1, 8, and 15 of Cycle 1 and D1 of subsequent cycles) in combination with chemotherapy (CHOP, CVP or bendamustine). P..

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