Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an indolent hematological disease, often responsive to the first line of treatment, but characterized by repeated relapses. The therapeutic algorithm for relapsed/refractory FL patients comprises phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitors. Idelalisib showed anticancer activity, while inducing a significant rate of toxicities. Since the evidence in the literature on its use in normal clinical practice is scarce, a retrospective multicenter study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness and tolerability in a real-life context. Seventy-two patients with a median age at diagnosis of 57.2 years—mostly with an advanced stage (88.9%) and relapsed to the most recent therapy (79.1%)—were enrolled. The median number of prior therapies was three (20.8% refractory to the last therapy before idelalisib). With a median number of 4 months of treatment, the overall response rate was 41.7% (20.8% complete responses). Median disease-free survival and overall survival were achieved at 8.4 months and at 4 years, respectively. Forty-four percent of patients experienced at least one drug-related toxicity: 6.9% hematological ones and 43% non-hematological. The study confirmed that idelalisib has anticancer effectiveness and an acceptable safety profile in relapsed/refractory FL with unfavorable prognostic characteristics, even in the context of normal clinical practice.

Treatment with Idelalisib in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma: The Observational Italian Multicenter FolIdela Study

Patti C.;Cuneo A.;Gini G.;
2022

Abstract

Follicular lymphoma (FL) is an indolent hematological disease, often responsive to the first line of treatment, but characterized by repeated relapses. The therapeutic algorithm for relapsed/refractory FL patients comprises phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitors. Idelalisib showed anticancer activity, while inducing a significant rate of toxicities. Since the evidence in the literature on its use in normal clinical practice is scarce, a retrospective multicenter study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness and tolerability in a real-life context. Seventy-two patients with a median age at diagnosis of 57.2 years—mostly with an advanced stage (88.9%) and relapsed to the most recent therapy (79.1%)—were enrolled. The median number of prior therapies was three (20.8% refractory to the last therapy before idelalisib). With a median number of 4 months of treatment, the overall response rate was 41.7% (20.8% complete responses). Median disease-free survival and overall survival were achieved at 8.4 months and at 4 years, respectively. Forty-four percent of patients experienced at least one drug-related toxicity: 6.9% hematological ones and 43% non-hematological. The study confirmed that idelalisib has anticancer effectiveness and an acceptable safety profile in relapsed/refractory FL with unfavorable prognostic characteristics, even in the context of normal clinical practice.
Casadei, B.; Argnani, L.; Broccoli, A.; Patti, C.; Stefani, P. M.; Cuneo, A.; Casaluci, G. M.; Visco, C.; Gini, G.; Pane, F.; D'Alo, F.; Luzi, D.; Cantonetti, M.; Pozzi, S.; Musuraca, G.; Rosignoli, C.; Arcari, A.; Kovalchuk, S.; Tani, M.; Tisi, M. C.; Petrini, M.; Stefoni, V.; Zinzani, P. L.
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