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Dr. Visco on the Utility of Cytarabine in MCL

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Carlo Visco, MD, discusses the utility of cytarabine in relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma.

Carlo Visco, MD, associate professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy, discusses the utility of cytarabine in relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

As demonstrated in past studies, younger patients with MCL should receive higher doses of cytarabine during induction therapy to obtain optimal results, says Visco. ​Notably, cytarabine-based regimens have become a standard in the space. 

Conversely, elderly patients cannot tolerate high doses of this agent​, Visco explains.

As such, future research efforts should aim to identify additional first-line treatment regimens for ​older patients with MCL, Visco concludes. 

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