CNS lymphoma - null regimens

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The purpose of this page is to provide references to "null therapy" such as placebo and observation. While not clinically relevant, these references provide further insight into the historical development of the treatment landscape. See the main CNS lymphoma page for current regimens.


Consolidation and/or maintenance after upfront therapy

Observation

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Regimen

Study Years of enrollment Evidence Comparator Comparative Efficacy
Thiel et al. 2010 (G-PCNSL-SG-1) 2000-2009 Phase III (E-de-esc) Whole-brain irradiation Inconclusive whether non-inferior OS

No further treatment.

Preceding treatment

References

  1. G-PCNSL-SG-1: Thiel E, Korfel A, Martus P, Kanz L, Griesinger F, Rauch M, Röth A, Hertenstein B, von Toll T, Hundsberger T, Mergenthaler HG, Leithäuser M, Birnbaum T, Fischer L, Jahnke K, Herrlinger U, Plasswilm L, Nägele T, Pietsch T, Bamberg M, Weller M. High-dose methotrexate with or without whole brain radiotherapy for primary CNS lymphoma (G-PCNSL-SG-1): a phase 3, randomised, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Oncol. 2010 Nov;11(11):1036-47. Epub 2010 Oct 20. link to original article contains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Korfel A, Thiel E, Martus P, Möhle R, Griesinger F, Rauch M, Röth A, Hertenstein B, Fischer T, Hundsberger T, Mergenthaler HG, Junghanß C, Birnbaum T, Fischer L, Jahnke K, Herrlinger U, Roth P, Bamberg M, Pietsch T, Weller M. Randomized phase III study of whole-brain radiotherapy for primary CNS lymphoma. Neurology. 2015 Mar 24;84(12):1242-8. Epub 2015 Feb 25. link to original article PubMed