Clinical staging versus laparotomy and combined modality with MOPP versus ABVD in early-stage Hodgkin's disease: the H6 twin randomized trials from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Lymphoma Cooperative Group.

PURPOSE To compare (1) clinical staging and irradiation alone versus staging laparotomy and treatment adaptation in patients with a favorable prognosis (H6F); (2) two combined modalities in patients with an unfavorable prognosis (H6U). PATIENTS AND METHODS The H6F trial (n = 262) consisted of randomization to clinical staging plus subtotal nodal… CONTINUE READING