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BACKGROUND High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation is a therapeutic option for patients with chemotherapy-sensitive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have relapses. In this report we describe a prospective randomized study of such treatment. METHOD A total of 215 patients with relapses of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were treated(More)
PURPOSE Improved survival in testicular cancer has been accompanied by concern about long-term side effects of therapy. We assessed the evolution of second cancer (SC) risk over a prolonged follow-up period, which has been rarely studied in large patient series. PATIENTS AND METHODS We estimated the risk of SCs in 1,909 patients with testicular cancer(More)
PURPOSE To determine risk factors for the development of second primary cancers during long-term follow-up of patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD). PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed the risk of second cancers (SCs) in 1939 HD patients, who were admitted to the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI; Amsterdam) or the Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center (DDHK;(More)
PURPOSE A total of 2,185 patients with advanced soft tissue sarcomas who had been treated in seven clinical trials investigating the use of doxorubicin- or epirubicin-containing regimens as first-line chemotherapy were studied in this prognostic-factor analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall survival time (median, 51 weeks) and response to chemotherapy(More)
Treatment results of leptomeningeal metastasis are reported in 33 breast cancer patients. They were divided into three groups: group 1, 19 patients, received intraventricular methotrexate (MTX) with doses based on CSF MTX levels; group 2, 6 patients, received whole brain radiation followed by a course of MTX given by lumbar punctures; group 3, 8 patients,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this trial was to compare the activity and toxicity of single-agent doxorubicin with that of two multidrug regimens in the treatment of patients with adult advanced soft tissue sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a prospective randomized phase III trial performed by 35 cancer centers within the Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group of(More)
The risk of dying from different causes after Hodgkin's disease (HD) therapy has been quantified from a series of 1,449 patients with early stages included in four successive clinical trials conducted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Lymphoma Cooperative Group since 1963. Overall, 240 patients died and the 15-year(More)
PURPOSE Before recognizing mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL) as a distinct entity, these patients were grouped into low-grade (LG) or intermediate-/high-grade categories (IGHG) according to the Working Formulation and received various therapies. This was a unique opportunity to evaluate characteristics, behavior, response to treatment, and outcome of patients with(More)
PURPOSE A randomized pilot study was undertaken to assess the acute and chronic toxicities of two short intensive chemotherapy regimens, and to evaluate the feasibility of conservative surgery in this setting. Additional aims were to determine the clinical and radiologic response and the degree of histologic necrosis after chemotherapy. With extension of(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have shown that survivors of Hodgkin's disease have increased risk of lung cancer, but the factors responsible for this excess risk are not well known. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of radiation dose, chemotherapy, and smoking on the risk of lung cancer following treatment of Hodgkin's disease. (More)