Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, December 2006, Atlanta, GA.
Comparison of conventional prognostic indices in patients older than 60 years with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with R-CHOP in the US Intergroup Study (ECOG 4494, CALGB 9793): consideration of age greater than 70 years in an elderly prognostic index (E-IPI)
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
British Journal of Haematology
Volume 151, Issue 2, pages 143–151, October 2010
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Advani, R. H., Chen, H., Habermann, T. M., Morrison, V. A., Weller, E. A., Fisher, R. I., Peterson, B. A., Gascoyne, R. D., Horning, S. J., Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Cancer and Leukemia Group B and Southwest Oncology Group (2010), Comparison of conventional prognostic indices in patients older than 60 years with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with R-CHOP in the US Intergroup Study (ECOG 4494, CALGB 9793): consideration of age greater than 70 years in an elderly prognostic index (E-IPI). British Journal of Haematology, 151: 143–151. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08331.x
- Issue published online: 5 AUG 2010
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2010
- Received 22 April 2010; accepted for publication 21 June 2010
- non-Hodgkin lymphoma;
To assess if immunochemotherapy influenced the prognostic value of IPI in elderly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, we evaluated the performance of the standard International Prognostic Index (IPI) and following modifications: age adjusted (AA)-IPI, revised (R)-IPI, and an elderly IPI with age cut-off 70 years (E-IPI) in patients >60 years treated with RCHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone). In 267 patients, by IPI/AA-IPI 60% were high-intermediate, 53% high and 12% low risk. With R-IPI, 60% were poor risk and none very good risk. Using E-IPI, 45% were high-intermediate/high risk and 27% low risk. No differences in outcome were seen in the low/low-intermediate groups with IPI/AA-IPI. For E-IPI, failure-free survival (FFS) and overall survival (OS) were significantly different for low/low-intermediate groups. No differences were detected in the four indices with model fit/discrimination measures; however, E-IPI ranked highest. For elderly R-CHOP treated patients, distribution of IPI/AA-IPI skewed toward high/high-intermediate risk with no differences in FFS/OS between low/low-intermediate risk. In contrast, with E-IPI, more are classified as low risk with significant differences in FFS/OS for low-intermediate compared to low risk. The R-IPI does not identify a very good risk group, thus minimizing its utility in this population. The prognostic discrimination provided by the E-IPI for low and low-intermediate elderly DLBCL patients needs validation by other datasets.