Dr. Villa on Retrospective Data of Bendamustine/Rituximab in MCL

Diego Villa, MD, MPH
Published: Monday, Mar 09, 2020



Diego Villa, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, discusses the findings of a retrospective analysis looking at bendamustine plus rituximab (Rituxan; BR) in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

The retrospective analysis reflects the The University of British Columbia’s experience with treating patients with BR over the past 6 years, Villa explains. In 2013, the institution made a decision to treat all patients with MCL with upfront BR regardless of transplant-eligibility status, says Villa.

The analysis showed an overall response rate of 87% and a complete response rate of 54%. There was no difference in response rates between patients over the age of 65 years or under the age of 65 years, concludes Villa.
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Diego Villa, MD, MPH, clinical associate professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, discusses the findings of a retrospective analysis looking at bendamustine plus rituximab (Rituxan; BR) in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

The retrospective analysis reflects the The University of British Columbia’s experience with treating patients with BR over the past 6 years, Villa explains. In 2013, the institution made a decision to treat all patients with MCL with upfront BR regardless of transplant-eligibility status, says Villa.

The analysis showed an overall response rate of 87% and a complete response rate of 54%. There was no difference in response rates between patients over the age of 65 years or under the age of 65 years, concludes Villa.

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