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Journal of Hematology


Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL); it has a cure rate of approximately 50% with standard anthracycline-based chemoimmunotherapy. However, the clinical outcomes of elderly unfit/frail DLBCL patients remain suboptimal due to poor tolerance of anthracycline-containing regimens. Herein, we report a series of seven elderly unfit patients with DLBCL who were treated with a reduced-intensity anthracycline-free chemoimmunotherapy (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone) regimen combined with lenalidomide (R


Anthracycline-free, Chemoimmunotherapy, Complete metabolic response, Complete remission, Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Elderly patients



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