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BACKGROUND In 5 consecutive pediatric and adolescent Hodgkin's disease trials DAL-HD since 1978 the invasive diagnostic procedures and the radiotherapy have gradually been reduced and chemotherapy modified to minimize toxicity and the risk of late effects. Since 1982 the overall survival increased up to 95%. In this trial the possibility of reducing local(More)
PURPOSE To further reduce therapy-related late effects in patients with pediatric Hodgkin's disease (HD) while maintaining the high cure rates achieved with vincristine, prednisone, procarbazine, and doxorubicin (OPPA) or OPPA/cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisone, and procarbazine (COPP) chemotherapy and involved-field radiotherapy. The risk of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE) and positron emission tomography (PET) were evaluated in the staging of 51 Stage I and II melanoma patients (staged according to the guidelines of the German Dermatological Society). PATIENTS/METHODS AND RESULTS Tumor thickness ranged from 1.0 mm to 6.0 mm (median: 1.5 mm; mean: 2.07 mm). At(More)
Activity and isoelectric focusing (IEF) pattern of lysosomal acid phosphatase (E.C. were investigated in 55 cases of low-grade malignant B-cell lymphoma, classified as chronic B-lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), centroblastic/centrocytic follicular lymphoma (CB/CC), lymphoplasmacytic/lymphoplasmacytoid lymphoma (Immunocytoma, IC), and plasmacytoma(More)
PURPOSE To determine the appropriate irradiation dose after four cycles of modern combination chemotherapy in nonbulky involved field (IF/BF) and noninvolved extended-field (EF/IF) sites in patients with intermediate-stage Hodgkin's disease (HD). MATERIALS AND METHODS HD patients in stage I to IIIA with a large mediastinal mass, E stage, or massive spleen(More)
A panel of 10 monoclonal antibodies reactive with formalin-resistant epitopes was applied to characterize the giant cells of the Reed-Sternberg, Hodgkin, and lacunar cell types in diagnostic biopsies from the German Hodgkin Trial. The 94 tissue samples examined had been sent to the Reference Center by 44 different laboratories which made the initial(More)