In this study we assessed the prognostic significance of absolute monocyte count and selected the best cut-off value at diagnosis in a large cohort of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Data were retrieved for therapy-naïve patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma followed in Israel and Italy during 1993-2010. A final cohort of 1017 patients was analyzed with a median follow up of 48 months and a 5-year overall survival rate of 68%. The best absolute monocyte count cut-off level was 630/mm(3) and the 5-year overall survival for patients with counts below this cut-off was 71%, whereas it was 59% for those with a count >630 mm(3) (P=0.0002). Of the 1017 patients, 521 (51%) were treated with chemo-immunotherapy, and in this cohort, using multivariate analysis, elevated monocyte count retained a negative prognostic value even when adjusted for International Prognostic Index (HR1.54, P=0.009). This large study shows that a simple parameter such as absolute monocyte count (>630/mm(3)) can easily be used routinely in the evaluation of newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma to identify high-risk patients with a worse survival in the rituximab era
Monocyte count at diagnosis is a prognostic parameter in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: results from a large multicenter study involving 1191 patients in the pre- and post-rituximab era / T. Tadmor, A. Bari, S. Sacchi, L. Marcheselli, E. Liardo, I. Avivi, N. Benyamini, D. Attias, S. Pozzi, M. Cox, L. Baldini, M. Brugiatelli, M. Federico, A. Polliack. - In: HAEMATOLOGICA. - ISSN 0390-6078. - 99:1(2014 Jan), pp. 125-130.
|Titolo:||Monocyte count at diagnosis is a prognostic parameter in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: results from a large multicenter study involving 1191 patients in the pre- and post-rituximab era|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2013.088161|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|