Hodgkin's lymphoma in the elderly with special reference to type and intensity of chemotherapy in relation to prognosis.

@article{Landgren2003HodgkinsLI,
  title={Hodgkin's lymphoma in the elderly with special reference to type and intensity of chemotherapy in relation to prognosis.},
  author={Ola Landgren and Cecilia Algernon and Ulla Axdorph and Bo N Nilsson and Christina Wedelin and Anna Porwit-Macdonald and Gunnar Grimfors and Magnus Bj{\"o}rkholm},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={438-44}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In general, elderly patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) have a less favorable prognosis than do younger ones. Inadequate therapy, often due to decreased tolerance to treatment, contributes to the poor outcome. This study was undertaken to evaluate potential clinical factors of importance for prognosis with special reference to relative dose intensity (RDI) of chemotherapy (CT). DESIGN AND METHODS Eighty-eight consecutive elderly (>60 years) HL patients diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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