Fludarabine + prednisone +/- alpha-interferon followed or not by alpha-interferon maintenance therapy for previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: long term results of a randomized study.
In previously untreated CLL patients with advanced disease a high response rate is obtained from first-line fludarabine and prednisone and no benefit is derived from the addition of IFN-alpha to this regimen. The achievement of a good quality response to therapy was the only independent predictor of a prolonged response.
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