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To evaluate the risk of acute and late side effects in children whose mothers received chemotherapy during pregnancy for hematological malignancies, we performed an analysis of 84 children with a long-term follow-up. The 84 children in our study were born to mothers with hematological malignancies (29 acute leukemia, 26 Hodgkin's disease, and 29 malignant(More)
BACKGROUND The use of anthracyclines in patients with cancer has been associated with the presence, even when standard doses were employed, of cardiac toxicity, most frequently after 5 years of therapy. Treatment of cancer during pregnancy remains a dilemma because cytotoxic therapy has been associated with the presence of severe side-effects. The outcome(More)
Angiocentric T cell/natural killer (NK) nasal lymphoma remains a rare clinical presentation in North America and Europe but is more common in Asia and Latin America. We have reviewed 108 cases of angiocentric T/NK cell lymphoma of the nasal cavity with a view to establishing prognostic factors. Most patients were high or high intermediate clinical risk and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several investigations, second malignancy risks (SMR) following radiotherapy alone (RT), chemotherapy alone (CT) and combined chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) remain controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS We sought individual patient data from randomised trials comparing RT versus CRT, CT versus CRT, RT versus CT or(More)
INTRODUCTION Nasal natural killer (NK) cell lymphoma that showed distant metastases generally showed an poor prognosis. We described a group of patients with these atypical presentation and that were treated with an intensive, short chemotherapy/radiotherapy regimen. METHODS Sixty-one patients fulfilled the criteria for NK cell lymphoma with distant(More)
We investigated whether Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) could prevent myelotoxicity or accelerate hematopoietic recovery after intensive chemotherapy in previously untreated patients with diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL). Forty-two patients were included in a prospective clinical trial in which alternating chemotherapy ESAP (etoposide,(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether interferon (IFN) -alpha2, when given with or following chemotherapy, influences response rate, remission duration, and survival in newly diagnosed patients with follicular lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten phase III studies evaluating the role of IFN-alpha2 in 1,922 newly diagnosed patients with follicular lymphoma were(More)
To evaluate the potential teratogenicity of modern cancer treatment, 43 children born to mothers with hematological malignancies (18 with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 14 Hodgkin disease, seven acute leukemia, and four with chronic granulocytic leukemia) who received chemotherapy during some portion of their pregnancy, including 19 of these 43 who received(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and toxicity of the most employed therapeutic approaches in the treatment of primary breast lymphoma (PBL). METHODS Ninety-six patients with PBL in the early stage (I or II) were enrolled to receive radiotherapy (45 Gy); chemotherapy (six cycles of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP), every 21(More)
OBJECTIVE We began a controlled clinical trial to assess efficacy and toxicity of surgery (S), surgery + radiotherapy (SRT), surgery + chemotherapy (SCT), and chemotherapy (CT) in the treatment of primary gastric diffuse large cell lymphoma in early stages: IE and II1. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Management of primary gastric lymphoma remains controversial.(More)