Two drugs better than one in relapsed indolent lymphoma

The addition of lenalidomide to rituximab extends progression-free survival by two years, US study shows
Reuters Health
Intravenous drug

Patients with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma enjoy two years of progression-free survival when lenalidomide is added to routine rituximab teatment, a study shows.

US researchers randomised 358 patients to IV rituximab plus either oral lenalidomide or placebo for 12 treatment cycles in the phase 3 clinical trial funded by the manufacturer of lenalidomide.