Mediastinal gray-zone lymphoma

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Note: Mediastinal gray-zone lymphome (MGZL) is considered intermediate between primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) and nodular sclerosis Hodgkin lymphoma (NSHL). Given that it is treated more similarly to the non-Hodgkin lymphoma, it is included here.




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DA-R-EPOCH: Dose Adjusted Rituximab, Etoposide, Prednisone, Oncovin (Vincristine), Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxydaunorubicin (Doxorubicin)

Synonyms: DA-EPOCH-R

Structured Concept: C63461 (NCI-T), C1882521 (NCI-MT/UMLS)


Study Evidence
Wilson et al. 2014 Phase II


Supportive medications

21-day cycle for 6 to 8 cycles


  • Start cycle 1 as described above.
  • Obtain CBCs twice per week for nadir measurements.
  • If nadir ANC greater than 500/uL, increase etoposide, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide by 20% compared to previous cycle.
  • If nadir ANC less than 500/uL on 1 or 2 measurements, use same doses as last cycle.
  • If nadir ANC less than 500/uL on at least 3 measurements, decrease etoposide, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide by 20% compared to previous cycle.
  • And/or if nadir platelet count less than 25 x 109/L on at least 1 measurement, decrease etoposide, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide by 20% compared to previous cycle.
  • Dose adjustments below the cycle 1 starting dose only applies to cyclophosphamide. The lowest etoposide and doxorubicin would be dosed at is the original cycle 1 dose.
  • Can start new cycle every 21 days if ANC greater than 1000/uL and platelets greater than 100 x 109/L. If counts are below those levels, check daily CBC and continue growth factor support until counts are adequate and next cycle can start.


  1. Wilson WH, Pittaluga S, Nicolae A, Camphausen K, Shovlin M, Steinberg SM, Roschewski M, Staudt LM, Jaffe ES, Dunleavy K. A prospective study of mediastinal gray-zone lymphoma. Blood. 2014 Sep 4;124(10):1563-9. Epub 2014 Jul 14. link to original article contains protocol link to PMC article PubMed

Relapsed or refractory

Brentuximab vedotin monotherapy

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Study Evidence
Bartlett et al. 2013 Phase II, <20 pts

This regimen was evaluated in patients with CD30+ non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as determined by immunohistochemistry.


21-day cycles, given until progression or unacceptable toxicity


  1. Abstract: Nancy L. Bartlett, MD, Jeff P. Sharman, MD, Yasuhiro Oki, MD, Ranjana H. Advani, MD, Celeste M. Bello, MD, Jane N. Winter, MD, Yin Yang, MS, Dana A. Kennedy, PharmD and Eric D. Jacobsen, MD. A Phase 2 Study Of Brentuximab Vedotin In Patients With Relapsed Or Refractory CD30-Positive Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas: Interim Results In Patients With DLBCL and Other B-Cell Lymphomas. ASH Abstract 848. link to abstract