Pixantrone beyond monotherapy: a review

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Barrenetxea Lekue , C , Grasso Cicala , S , Leppä , S , Stauffer Larsen , T , Herráez Rodríguez , S , Alonso Caballero , C , Jørgensen , J M , Toldbod , H , Leal Martínez , I & D’Amore , F 2019 , ' Pixantrone beyond monotherapy: a review ' , Annals of Hematology , vol. 98 , no. 9 , pp. 2025-2033 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-019-03749-0

Title: Pixantrone beyond monotherapy: a review
Author: Barrenetxea Lekue, Cristina; Grasso Cicala, Silvina; Leppä, Sirpa; Stauffer Larsen, Thomas; Herráez Rodríguez, Susana; Alonso Caballero, Clara; Jørgensen, Judit M.; Toldbod, Helle; Leal Martínez, Irene; D’Amore, Francesco
Contributor organization: Department of Oncology
HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Helsinki
Date: 2019-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: Annals of Hematology
ISSN: 1432-0584
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-019-03749-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/306577
Abstract: Outcomes for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) that proves refractory to treatment remain poor. Treatment of such patients is individualized and can include enrolment in a clinical trial of novel agents or use of one of a wide array of drug regimens. Initial treatment with anthracyclines such as doxorubicin limits options at later stages of treatment because of anthracycline-related cumulative cardiotoxicity. The aza-anthracenedione pixantrone was developed to reduce the likelihood of cardiotoxicity without compromising efficacy and is currently conditionally approved for use as monotherapy in patients with multiply-relapsed or refractory aggressive B cell NHL. The use of pixantrone in combination therapy, often to replace doxorubicin or mitoxantrone, has or is currently being investigated in numerous studies in patients with aggressive or indolent NHL and is the focus of this review. These include the R-CPOP regimen (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, pixantrone, vincristine, prednisone) for aggressive NHL in the first-line setting, including a study in elderly patients with limited cardiac function, and for patients with relapsed NHL with prior anthracycline exposure; the PSHAP regimen (pixantrone, cytarabine, prednisone, cisplatin), also in the latter setting; the PREBen/PEBen regimen (pixantrone, bendamustine and etoposide with or without rituximab) as salvage therapy; and pixantrone in combination with fludarabine, dexamethasone, and rituximab (FPD-R) for relapsed indolent NHL.
Subject: 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Antineoplastic efficacy
3122 Cancers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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