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My hubby underwent the nordic treatment for mantle cell lymph and is in complete remission. What is the overall sucess rate for this treatment?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 80% at 4 yrs
Here is the full-text paper of the nordic regimen: http://bloodjournal.
Hematologylibrary.Org/content/112/7/2687.Full at ~4 yrs after treatment, overall survival is ~80%. There has not been long enough follow-up to say that patients are truly cured, but many researchers believe this regimen will cure some patients with mcl. Your hubby being in remission is a good sign!

In brief: 80% at 4 yrs
Here is the full-text paper of the nordic regimen: http://bloodjournal.
Hematologylibrary.Org/content/112/7/2687.Full at ~4 yrs after treatment, overall survival is ~80%. There has not been long enough follow-up to say that patients are truly cured, but many researchers believe this regimen will cure some patients with mcl. Your hubby being in remission is a good sign!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: More info needed
Your question cannot be answered without more information.
Age and mipi (mantle cell lymphoma international prognostic index), and his precise treatment can help answer this question. Exactly what treatment did your husband have? Was it the nordic protocol with high dose chemotehrapy and stem cell rescue?

In brief: More info needed
Your question cannot be answered without more information.
Age and mipi (mantle cell lymphoma international prognostic index), and his precise treatment can help answer this question. Exactly what treatment did your husband have? Was it the nordic protocol with high dose chemotehrapy and stem cell rescue?
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Thanks JaKKee. I can't get his MIPI score with this info. Here is the link http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/111/2/558/T7.expansion.html He has had excellent treatment. Mantle cell is hard to cure, but the Nordic regimen gives probably the best chance to date. It's not clear whether the MIPI actually has any relevance after the Nordic regimen, as it is a better treatment.
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