K. H. Pflüger

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Thirty-two patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma resistant to cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (COPP) and doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) were treated with a salvage chemotherapy regimen consisting of lomustine, etoposide, vindesine, and dexamethasone (CEVD). Twenty-seven patients were treated(More)
Relapse after dose-reduced allograft in advanced myeloma patients remains high. To reduce the risk of relapse, we investigated a myeloablative toxicity-reduced allograft (aSCT) consisting of i.v. BU and CY followed by lenalidomide maintenance therapy in 33 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who relapsed following an autograft after a median of 12 months.(More)
A systematic investigation of cancer detection by water-suppressed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of plasma is reported. With additional suppression of lactate, a statistically significant difference between the linewidths of the methylene group signal of patients with untreated cancer (average linewidth 26.9 +/- 3.9 Hz) and normal controls (average(More)
With the use of a cisplatin-based chemotherapy, metastatic testicular cancer has become a model for a highly curable malignant disease. Current data show that 70% to 80% of patients with this disease will achieve long-term survival following cisplatin/etoposide/bleomycin therapy. The role of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell support is being(More)
In the present study, the activity and side effects of high-dose cytosine arabinoside (HD-Ara-C) in combination with mitoxantrone (mitox) (HAM) was evaluated in 32 heavily pretreated patients with refractory Hodgkin's disease. Therapy consisted of HD-Ara-C 3 g/m2 every 12 hours days 1 and 2 and mitox 10 mg/m2/d days 3 to 5. In subsequent steps, HD-Ara-C was(More)
BACKGROUND The addition of etoposide to combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone [etoposide to combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone (CHOEP)] improved outcome of young patients with good-prognosis aggressive lymphoma. To improve results further, the maximal dose-escalated(More)
7513 Background: The addition of etoposide to CHOP (CHOEP) resulted in improved outcome of young patients with good-prognosis aggressive lymphoma (NHL-B1 trial; Blood 2004, 104:626). In order to improve results further, the maximal dose-escalated version of CHOEP-21 tolerable without stem cell support in a preceding dose-escalation study (Hi-CHOEP: C: 1400(More)
In a national multicentre trial in the FRG patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma in stages CS/PS III B/IV were entered into the HD 3 protocol and received induction chemotherapy with 3× (COPP+ABVD). Patients in complete remission (CR) received consolidation therapy by either radiotherapy (20 Gy IF) or chemotherapy (COPP+ABVD). Patients not in CR received salvage(More)
In a multicentre study on the treatment of Hodgkin's disease, 88 out of 297 patients with primary advanced stages IIIB/IV failed to respond to alternating COPP/ABVD chemotherapy +/- radiotherapy. They may be broken down as follows: tumour progression under current therapy (PD) 23/28, partial remission at the end of treatment (PR) 28/88, early nodal(More)
In a multicenter study on the therapy of Hodgkin's disease, in 88 out of 297 patients with primary advanced stages IIIB/IV, a failure to the treatment with the alternating chemotherapy COPP/ABVD +/- radiation was recorded. The cause of failure was as follows: tumor progression under current therapy (PD) 23/88, partial response at the end of therapy (PR)(More)