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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Second cancer has been associated with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) treatment, but few studies have addressed this issue considering specific treatments. DESIGN AND METHODS We estimated risk by standardized incidence ratios (SIR) and absolute excess risk (AER) based on general population rates (European Network of Cancer(More)
A prospective randomized trial was organized at the Institut Gustave-Roussy to assess the reliability of classical external catheters (CE) versus totally implanted access systems (TI) for delivering intravenous chemotherapy for a duration of at least 6 months. The analysis was performed on the 96 patients whose implantation succeeded (CE 46, TI 50). Failure(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the major environmental factor associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), a common lymphoma in young adults. Natural killer (NK) cells are key actors of the innate immune response against viruses. The regulation of NK cell function involves activating and inhibitory Killer cell Immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs), which(More)
In this phase III trial, 770 patients with clinical stage I-II Hodgkin's disease (HD) have been enrolled since November 1988. Preliminary results are given for the 605 (79%) patients who have completed their initial therapy. Patients were grouped according to 6 pretreatment prognostic characteristics. In the very favourable (VF) group, treatment consisted(More)
From 1964 to 1987, the EORTC Lymphoma Group conducted four consecutive controlled clinical trials on clinical stages I and II Hodgkin's disease in which 1,579 patients were entered. From the onset the main aim of these trials was to identify the subsets of patients who could be treated safely by regional radiotherapy (RT). Therefore, several prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of early-stage Hodgkin's disease is usually tailored in line with prognostic factors that allow for reductions in the amount of chemotherapy and extent of radiotherapy required for a possible cure. METHODS From 1993 to 1999, we identified 1538 patients (age, 15 to 70 years) who had untreated stage I or II supradiaphragmatic Hodgkin's(More)
PURPOSE In early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), subtotal nodal irradiation (STNI) and combined chemotherapy/radiotherapy produce high disease control rates but also considerable late toxicity. The aim of this study was to reduce this toxicity using a combination of low-intensity chemotherapy and involved-field radiotherapy (IF-RT) without jeopardizing(More)
PURPOSE Radiation combined with chemotherapy has recently been proposed to treat patients with localised extranodal natural killer (NK)/T lymphoma (ENKTL), nasal type. However, the modalities of the chemoradiotherapy combination and drug choices remain a matter of debate. We conducted a concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) study with the ESHAP (Etoposide,(More)
PURPOSE Motexafin gadolinium is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)--detectable redox active drug that localizes selectively in tumor cells and enhances the effect of radiation therapy. This phase Ib/II trial of motexafin gadolinium, administered concurrently with 30 Gy in 10 fractions whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), was conducted to determine(More)
PURPOSE Interferon alfa has shown significant activity in patients with low-grade malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, we initiated a prospective randomized study in which the potential benefit of interferon alfa given as maintenance treatment was investigated after tumor load reduction was achieved with chemoradiotherapy in patients with(More)