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Combined modality treatment of Hodgkin’s disease confined to lymph nodes. Results 14 years later

  • J. P. Dutcher
  • P. H. Wiernik
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 32)

Abstract

Although extended field radiotherapy can cure most patients with Hodgkin’s disease confined to lymph nodes, a significant number of potentially curable patients given radiotherapy alone relapse and ultimately die of their disease. Combination chemotherapy produces complete remission and prolonged disease-free survival in the majority of patients with advanced disease [1–4]. This study was initially designed following a pilot investigation which demonstrated the feasibility of a combined modality approach to the treatment of early Hodgkin’s disease, confined to lymph nodes [5, 6]. We are reporting 14 years of follow-up data from this study [7], begun at the Baltimore Cancer Research Center of the NCI (now the University of Maryland Cancer Center).

Keywords

Herpes Zoster Small Cell Carcinoma Constrictive Pericarditis Combine Modality Treatment Stage IlIA 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Dutcher
    • 1
  • P. H. Wiernik
    • 1
  1. 1.Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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