Obinutuzumab plus CHOP is effective and has a tolerable safety profile in previously untreated, advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: the phase II GATHER study

Academic Article


  • This study investigated the safety and efficacy of obinutuzumab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (G-CHOP) in patients with advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and explored the impact of cell-of-origin (COO) on patient outcomes. Patients (N = 100) received obinutuzumab (1000 mg on the days 1, 8, and 15 of cycle 1, and day 1 of cycles 2–8) plus CHOP (cycles 1–6). For patients without grade ≥3 infusion-related reactions (IRRs) to standard-rate obinutuzumab infusion, a shorter duration of infusion (SDI) was evaluated. Overall and complete response rates, as determined according to the Cheson et al. criteria by investigators/independent radiological facility, were 82.0/75.0% and 55.0/58.0%, respectively. SDI of 120 minutes and 90 minutes were well tolerated with no grade ≥3 IRRs. Among all patients, IRRs typically occurred during cycle 1, day 1. G-CHOP is active and has an acceptable safety profile in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced DLBCL. Clinical Trials: NCT01414855DLBCL.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 23535264
  • Author List

  • Sharman JP; Forero-Torres A; Costa LJ; Flinn IW; Inhorn L; Kelly K; Bessudo A; Fayad LE; Kaminski MS; Evens AM
  • Start Page

  • 894
  • End Page

  • 903
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 4