Table 3

Best response recorded in first year, by treatment (percentage of patients)

StudyMPTMPTotal
No. of patients8158701685
Best response, %
    VGPR or better25917
    PR342831
    No response234434
    Death 1 year171918
  • Response was unknown for 46 (3%) of patients living at 1 year (27 MPT, 19 MP), and these were assumed to be “no response.” Overall χ2 (3 degrees of freedom): P < .0001.