BMC Cancer | VOL. 20

Network meta-analysis of targetedtherapies for diffuse large B cell lymphoma.

Publication Date Dec 11, 2020


The purpose of this network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to compare rank targeted therapies for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The PubMed, EmBase, and Cochrane library electronic databases were systematically searched throughout December 2019. Direct and indirect evidence from relevant RCTs was identified for network meta-analysis. The pooled results for grade 3 or greater adverse events between targeted therapies and chemotherapy were calculated using a random-effects model. A total of 18 RCTs enrolling 8207 DLBCL patients were selected for the final meta-analysis. The results of the network analysis indicated that the addition of dacetuzumab (74.8%) to rituximab-based regimens or lenalidomide (77.1%) was associated with better therapeutic effects on overall survival, whereas dacetuzumab (80.4%) or bortezomib (70.8%) added to rituximab was most likely to improve events-free survival. Moreover, lenalidomide (93.8%) and I-tositumomab (77.2%) were associated with higher overall response rates. Finally, patients receiving targeted therapies were associated with an increased risk of diarrhea (RR: 2.63; 95%CI: 1.18-5.86; P = 0.019), and thrombocytopenia (RR: 1.41; 95%CI: 1.05-1.90; P = 0.023). This study provides the best treatment strategy for DLBCL patients in terms of overall survival, events-free survival, and overall response rate. The findings of this study require validation with further large-scale RCTs.


Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Dacetuzumab Randomized Controlled Trials Grade Events Relevant Randomized Controlled Trials Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Patients Lenalidomide Large-scale Randomized Controlled Trials Greater Adverse Events

Round-ups are the summaries of handpicked papers around trending topics published every week. These would enable you to scan through a collection of papers and decide if the paper is relevant to you before actually investing time into reading it.

Climate change Research Articles published between Jan 23, 2023 to Jan 29, 2023

R DiscoveryJan 30, 2023
R DiscoveryArticles Included:  3

Climate change adaptation has shifted from a single-dimension to an integrative approach that aligns with vulnerability and resilience concepts. Adapt...

Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

You can also read COVID related content on R COVID-19

R ProductsCOVID-19


Creating the world’s largest AI-driven & human-curated collection of research, news, expert recommendations and educational resources on COVID-19

COVID-19 Dashboard

Disclaimer: All third-party content on this website/platform is and will remain the property of their respective owners and is provided on “as is” basis without any warranties, express or implied. Use of third-party content does not indicate any affiliation, sponsorship with or endorsement by them. Any references to third-party content is to identify the corresponding services and shall be considered fair use under The Copyright Law.