Impact of gender on outcome after chemoimmunotherapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a meta-analysis by the German CLL study group

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We thank the patients and their treating physicians who participated in the trials. This work was presented in part at the Annual Meeting of the German, Austrian and Swiss Society of Hematology and Oncology (Leipzig, Germany, 14–18 October 2016) and the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (San Diego, USA, 2–6 December 2016). The CLL2M and CLL10 trials were conducted as investigator-initiated trials by the GCLLSG. They were supported by research grants from Roche Pharma AG, Mundipharma, and a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education. The CLL8 study was conducted as an investigator-initiated trial by the GCLLSG from 2003 to 2004 and afterwards sponsored by F Hoffmann-La Roche.

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OA: Travel grant, honoraria from Roche. SR, JB: Travel grant, honoraria from Roche. AMF: Travel grant, honoraria from Roche, Mundipharma. PC: Travel grant, honoraria and research funding from Roche, Mundipharma. JvT: Travel grant, honoraria, research funding from Roche. CM: Travel grant from Mundipharma. MB: Honoraria from Roche, Mundipharma. MD: Honoria, research funding from Roche, Mundipharma. MK: Honoraria, research funding from Roche. SS: Travel grant, honoraria from Roche. MGK: Travel grants, honoraria from Roche. UJ: Honoraria from Roche. CMW: Grants and personal fees from Hoffmann-La Roche, Mundipharma. KF: Travel grant from Roche. VG: Research funding, honoraria from Roche. MH: Honoraria from Roche, Mundipharma. BE: Honoraria, research funding from Roche, Mundipharma. GH: Honoria, personal fees from Mundipharma, Roche.

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Al-Sawaf, O., Robrecht, S., Bahlo, J. et al. Impact of gender on outcome after chemoimmunotherapy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a meta-analysis by the German CLL study group. Leukemia 31, 2251–2253 (2017) doi:10.1038/leu.2017.221

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