International and Italian prognostic indices in follicular lymphoma

Granada Perea, Albert Altés, Silvia Montoto, Armando López-Guillermo, Francesc Bosch, Mónica Jiménez, Jordi Esteve, Eva Domingo, Josep M. Ribera, Carmen Pedro, Rodrigo Martino, Javier Briones, Anna Sureda, Salut Brunet, Jorge Sierra, Emili Montserrat

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Abstract

Background and Objectives. The International Prognostic Index (IPI), initially designed for aggressive lymphomas, has been successfully used in patients with follicular lymphoma (FL). The Italian Lymphoma Intergroup (ILI) created a new prognostic index specific for FL. The aim of this study was to compare which of these two indices is more useful when applied to a large group of FL patients. Design and Methods. Both indices, IPI (age >60 years, extranodal involvement ≥2 sites, elevated lactate dehydrogenase, ECOG ≥2, stage ≥3) and ILI (age >60 years, extranodal involvement ≥2 sites, elevated lactate dehydrogenase, male sex, B symptoms, erythrocyte sedimentation rate ≥30 mm 1st hour) were calculated in a group of 398 FL patients. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) associated with each prognostic group were calculated according to the Kaplan-Meier method. Results. The overall concordance between both indices was 73%. According to the IPI 122 patients (31%) were in the higher risk group, whereas according to the ILI index 132 (33%) were; concordance between the high risk groups was 66%. The 10-years OS and PFS rates after applying the IPI system were 73% and 37%, respectively, in the low risk groups; 47% and 26%, in the intermediate risk groups and 25% and 2%, in the high risk groups (log-rank=69.2 and 41.3, respectively; p<0.0001). According to ILI index the 10-year OS and PFS were 60% and 34%, respectively, in the low risk groups; 59% and 30%, in the intermediate risk groups and 17% and 0%, in the high risk groups (log-rank=86.6 and 58.5, respectively; p<0.0001). Interpretation and Conclusions. Both the IPI and ILI index, are useful for classifying FL patients into different risk groups. Although it seems that the ILI index has a higher discriminating power among groups, significant differences were not observed in identifying FL patients with a poor outcome. © 2003, Ferrata Storti Foundation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-704
JournalHaematologica
Volume88
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Prognostic index
  • Survival

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