Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Mexico

Eleazar Hernandez-Ruiz, Martha Alvarado-Ibarra, Lourdes Esthela Juan Lien-Chang, Luisa Banda-Garcia, Jorge Luis Aquino-Salgado, Gabriel Barragan-Ibanez, Eva Fabiola Ramirez-Romero, Cesar Nolasco-Cancino, Wilfrido Herrera-Olivares, Javier de Jesus Morales-Adrian, Eugenia Patricia Paredes-Lozano, Maria Eugenia Espitia-Rios, Jose Luis Lopez-Arroyo, Jorge Enrique Trejo-Gomora, Jose Antonio De la Pena-Celaya, Jose Luis Alvarez-Vera, Luara Luz Arana-Luna, Annel Martinez-Rios, Rodrigo Resendiz-Olea, Lucero Jazmin Rodriguez-Velasquez, Nidia Zapata-Canto, Juan Manuel Perez-Zuniga


Background: There is no epidemiological registry in Mexico. The information about the epidemiology in our country is obtained by these types of studies, such as multicentric studies. A lot of improvements in the survival in non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients had occurred in the last 20 years. The access to treatment in these types of pathology could change the prognostic factors in Mexican Mestizos patients. The primary objective of the study was to learn what the most frequent histological varieties of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Mexico are. The secondary objectives included clinical characteristics, treatments used, treatment response, disease-free survival and overall survival.

Methods: A retrospective, descriptive study of consecutive cases was carried out in 14 hospitals across 14 Mexican states with patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma using the World Health Organization (WHO) 2008 criteria. Inclusion criteria included: ≥ 18 years of age, male or female, any clinical stage at diagnosis, who had received any chemotherapy regimen, with a known outcome. Descriptive statistics was performed for all variables, and survival was assessed using Kaplan-Meier curves.

Results: Totally, 609 patients were enrolled, of which 545 were B-cell lymphomas and 64 were T-cell lymphomas. Median ages were 61 and 50, respectively. B-cell lymphomas were more common in males with 52.1%, and 65.5% of T-cell lymphomas occurred in females. For B-cell lymphomas, the two most frequent histological subtypes were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 63.9%, followed by follicular lymphoma at 18%. Meanwhile, 50% of T-cell lymphomas were of the T/natural killer (NK) subtype, and 87.1% of the patients received a CHOP-like regimen. Radiotherapy was given to 31% of B-cell Lymphomas and 46.9% of T-cell lymphomas. Overall survival at 9 years was 84.6% for B-cell lymphomas, and 73.4% for T-cell lymphomas.

Conclusions: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma constitutes the most frequent subtype for B-cell lymphomas in Mexico. The most frequent T-cell lymphoma is the NK/T histological subtype.

World J Oncol. 2021;12(1):28-33
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/wjon1351


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma; Histological subtype; B-cell lymphomas; NK/T-cell lymphoma; Chemotherapy regimen

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