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PURPOSE This prospective study of patients treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital Lymphoma Unit was designed to evaluate the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the assessment of residual masses evident on computed tomographic (CT) scanning following treatment of lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients had MRI, gallium-67 single-photon emission(More)
Risk of second primary malignancy was assessed in follow-up to June 1991 of 1039 patients first treated for Hodgkin's disease at the Royal Marsden Hospital during 1963-91. A total of 77 second malignancies occurred. There were significantly raised risks of stomach [standardized incidence ratio (SIR)=4.0], lung (SIR=3.8), bone (SIR=26.5), soft tissue(More)
50 previously untreated patients with multiple myeloma received two-phase treatment: repeated cycles of 4 day infusion with vincristine, doxorubicin, and methylprednisolone (VAMP) followed by high-dose melphalan (HDM), with autologous bone marrow transplantation where possible. The overall response rate was 74% (37/50), with 25 patients (50%) achieving(More)
High-dose chemotherapy (melphalan) with autologous marrow stem cell support (AMSCS) results in high response rates in multiple myeloma (MM), with up to 50% of patients achieving complete remission. However, these remissions are generally not durable. As the cytokine interferon alpha has been shown to prolong partial response following conventional(More)
A total of 65 patients under the age of 55 with acute leukaemia received high-dose cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) in combination with high-dose etoposide without an anthracycline. Complete remission rates for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) were 15/25 (60%) and 11/16 (69%), respectively. The complete remission rate for(More)
The risk of idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) undergoing high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) is significant, and once developed IPS is potentially fatal. The aim of this study was to quantify this risk accurately and determine prognostic factors for its development and course. Using a computerized database, all patients(More)
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation is used in the treatment of relapsed or high-risk Hodgkin's disease. As prospective randomised studies have proved difficult to accrue to, current recommendations are based on the reports of large series of prospectively collected data. We have looked at the outcome of 89 patients treated in(More)
No national benchmark figures exist for early mortality due to chemotherapy unlike for surgical interventions. Deaths within 30 days of chemotherapy during a 6-month period were identified from the Royal Marsden Hospital electronic patient records. Treatment intention--curative or palliative, cause of death and number of previous treatments--were(More)
In view of the morbidity and potential mortality associated with routine post-operative lymph node radiotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer, an attempt has been made to select patients in whom radiotherapy can be withheld. Three hundred and forty-seven consecutive patients treated wide local excision plus or minus axillary surgery have been(More)
Eighty-four patients with myeloma were randomized to receive maintenance Intron A (Schering-Plough, Suffolk, UK), 3 mega units/m2 s.c. three times weekly or no treatment following induction therapy with cyclophosphomide, vincristine, doxorubicin, methyl prednisolone (C-VAMP), consolidated with high-dose melphalan (HDM) 200 mg/m2 + autologous bone marrow(More)