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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 5

of 'Treatment of relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma'

Health-related quality of life data from a phase 3, international, randomized, open-label, multicenter study in patients with previously treated mantle cell lymphoma treated with ibrutinib versus temsirolimus.
Hess G, Rule S, Jurczak W, Jerkeman M, Santucci Silva R, Rusconi C, Caballero D, Joao C, Witzens-Harig M, Bence-Bruckler I, Cho SG, Zhou W, Goldberg JD, Trambitas C, Enny C, Vermeulen J, Traina S, Chiou CF, Diels J, Dreyling M
Leuk Lymphoma. 2017;58(12):2824. Epub 2017 May 30.
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare, aggressive, incurable B-cell malignancy. Ibrutinib has been shown to be highly active for patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) MCL. The RAY trial (MCL3001) was a phase 3, randomized, open-label, multicenter study that compared ibrutinib with temsirolimus in patients with R/R MCL. Active disease is frequently associated with impaired functional status and reduced well-being. Therefore, the current study employed two patient-reported outcome instruments, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lymphoma (FACT-Lym) and the EQ-5D-5L, to assess symptoms, well-being, health status, and health-related quality of life of patients on treatment within the RAY trial. We found that patients on ibrutinib had substantial improvement in FACT-Lym subscale and total scores, and had improvement in EQ-5D-5L utility and VAS scores compared with temsirolimus patients, indicating a superior well-being. These improvements in well-being correlated with clinical response, indicating that better health-related quality of life was associated with decreased disease burden.
a Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pneumology , University Medical School of the Johannes Gutenberg University , Mainz , Germany.