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Medication Puts Elderly Lymphoma Patients at Risk for Shortened Survival

Older people show lower survival rate

The study, titled Potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients is associated with reduced survival and increased toxicities was published in the British Journal of Haematology. The authors are Richard J. Lin, Helen Ma, Robin Guo, Andrea B. Troxel, and Catherine S. Diefenbach.

They noticed that elderly people with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma who received treatment had a lower survival rate than that of younger people, so they went in for some official data. The idea was to cut through the anecdotes and to see if there was a relationship between PIMs and the survival rates, or if it was just age related.