What is the role of maintenance chemotherapy in the treatment of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM)?

Updated: Aug 06, 2020
  • Author: Joseph M Tuscano, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The role of maintenance therapy in patients with WM/LPL remains controversial, as there are no prospective trials demonstrating a benefit. However, some centers extrapolate from the data on indolent lymphoma and consider rituximab maintenance in patients who respond to a rituximab-containing induction regimen. [19]


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