An individual patient-data comparison of combined modality therapy and ABVD alone for patients with limited-stage Hodgkin lymphoma.

@article{Hay2013AnIP,
  title={An individual patient-data comparison of combined modality therapy and ABVD alone for patients with limited-stage Hodgkin lymphoma.},
  author={Annette E Hay and Beate Klimm and Bingshu E. Chen and Helen Goergen and Lois E. Shepherd and Michael Fuchs and Mary Krystyna Gospodarowicz and Peter Borchmann and Jean M. Connors and Jana Markov{\'a} and Michael Crump and Andreas Lohri and Jane N. Winter and Bernd Doerken and Robert Pearcey and Volker Diehl and Sandra J. Horning and Hans Th Eich and Andreas Engert and R Michael Meyer},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={
          3065-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treatment options for patients with nonbulky stage IA-IIA Hodgkin lymphoma include combined modality therapy (CMT) using doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD) plus involved-field radiation therapy (IFRT), and chemotherapy with ABVD alone. There are no mature randomized data comparing ABVD with CMT using modern radiation techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using German Hodgkin Study Group HD10/HD11 and NCIC Clinical Trials Group HD.6 databases, we identified 588… CONTINUE READING

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