Friday, October 08, 2010

German CLL8 - part 11

The graph I want to show today makes a simple point, and one that Peter Hillmen has made previously.

It is a simple point. The better the response to treatment, the longer the overall survival. It doesn't matter whether the CR was achieved with FC or FCR. However, this relates to the nature of the disease. Those with good prognostic factors obrtain the best remissions. What is not clear is that extraordinary means to achieve a CR with the more difficult cases will achieve such long remissions. Bad risk cases grow more quickly. You may get rid of more disease, but recrudescence may also be at a faster pace.


Anonymous said...

what does "PD" mean/

Terry Hamblin said...

Progressive disease.