Purpose: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been used to help identify elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who were suitable for rituximab combined with CHOP therapy (cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisolone), but there are few reports of CGA for elderly patients with DLBCL who received R-mini-CHOP. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the risk factors for outcomes among 142 patients aged 80 years and older (≤ 85 years, n = 102; > 85 years, n = 40) with DLBCL who received R-mini-CHOP at 4-week intervals at our institute between 2008 and 2019. We performed a comparison between CGA and treatment outcomes. Results: There were significant differences in progression-free survival between patients with international prognostic index (IPI) scores of > 3 and ≤ 3 at diagnosis and in overall survival between patients with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) scores of ≥ 5 and IADL < 5 before the initial treatment and patients aged ≤ 85 years and > 85 years. Conclusion: Strategies that carefully select elderly patients aged 80 years and older with DLBCL using CGA may help to identify individuals suitable for novel therapies.
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