Christoph Plöger

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BACKGROUND Chemoimmunotherapy with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab is the standard therapy for physically fit patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. This international phase 3 study compared the efficacy and tolerance of the standard therapy with a potentially less toxic combination consisting of bendamustine and rituximab. (More)
Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has been profoundly improved by the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Long-term survival with imatinib is excellent with a 8-year survival rate of ∼88%. Long-term toxicity of TKI treatment, especially carcinogenicity, has become a concern. We analyzed data of the CML study IV for the development(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare treatment and outcome of patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) in four private oncology practices (PP) and a university hospital (UH) in southwest Germany. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients with WM of the last two decades of four PP in Mannheim, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, and Speyer and(More)
PURPOSE Studies investigating combinations of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibodies such as panitumumab or cetuximab with standard chemoradiation therapy protocols in rectal cancer have yielded disappointing results. Because of the supposed negative interaction of epidermal growth factor receptor inhibition and chemoradiation therapy,(More)
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