Abstract Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy and toxicity of the NAPD regimen(vinorelbine, cytarabine, cisplatin, and dexamethasone) in the treatment of recurrent refractory non-Hodgkin' s lymphoma.
Methods: A total of 67 patients identified with recurrent refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were enrolled for this retrospective study. The curative efficacy of NAPD regimen was evaluated after 2 consecutive cycles. The toxicities and side effects were evaluated after 1 cycle. The objective response rate (ORR), overall survival (OS), progress free survival (PFS), 1, 2 or 4 years of OS and PFS rates were analyzed. The prognosis was evaluated with univariate and multivariate analysis.
Results: The ORR was 53.8% after two cycles, including 5(7.5%) complete responses and 31(46.3%) partial responses. The clinical benefit rate (CBR) was 88.7% (59/67). The median OS was 22 (1.5–140.0) months. 1, 2 or 4 years of OS rates were 70.9%, 49.0%, and 35.0%, respectively. The median PFS was 14 (1.5–140.0) months; and 1, 2 or 4 years of PFS rates were 57.5%, 38.3%, and 29.8%, respectively. The main side effect was myelosuppression. The rates of Grade III/IV leukopenia and thrombocytopenia were 13.4% (9 cases) and 3.0% (2 cases), respectively. Gastrointestinal toxicity was at Grade I or II and 6% patients displayed gastrointestinal toxicity at Grade III/IV. No severe cardiac and hepatorenal functional toxicity was observed.
Conclusion: The NAPD regimen for recurrent refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is effective, and its toxicity is well tolerated. It is a salvage chemotherapy regimen and be of worth to be verified.
Fund:This work was supported by the Science and Technology Project of Hunan Province, China (2012FJ4344).
TIAN Ruifang,ZHU Haihua,LIU Lan等. Clinical observation for NAPD regimen in the treatment of 67 cases of recurrent refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma[J]. Journal of Central South University(Medical Scienc, 2019, 44(1): 46-52.