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Recombinant human endostatin in combination with CHOP regimen for peripheral T cell lymphoma

Authors Zhang Q, Cao J, Xue K, Liu X, Ji D, Guo Y, Hong X

Received 12 July 2016

Accepted for publication 14 September 2016

Published 22 December 2016 Volume 2017:10 Pages 145—151


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Editor who approved publication: Dr William Cho

Qunling Zhang,1,2 Junning Cao,1,2 Kai Xue,1,2 Xiaojian Liu,1,2 Dongmei Ji,1,2 Ye Guo,1,2 Xiaonan Hong1,2

1Department of Medical Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, 2Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL) has a poor prognosis. Overexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) might contribute to the poor prognosis of PTCL and could be the target of novel therapy. The efficacy and safety of recombinant human endostatin (Endostar) in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (ECHOP) have been explored in 15 PTCL patients. The objective response rate was 80%, with 53.3% patients having achieved complete response (CR) rate. The CR rate was 100% (3/3) in angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma (AITL) patients compared to only 36.4% (4/11) in PTCL not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) patients. With a median follow-up of 69 months, the 5-year progression-free survival and overall survival (OS) were 53% and 60%, respectively. The 5-year OS was 100% in AITL but was only 45% in PTCL-NOS. Seven out of 11 patients showed overexpression of VEGFR2 in their tumor vessels and had a better efficacy than those with low expression of VEGFR2. Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia is the most common toxicity observed. ECHOP was safe and might display potential benefit in AITL patients.

Keywords: peripheral T cell lymphoma, recombinant human endostatin, VEGFR2, safety, efficacy, prognosis

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