Importance of F18-fluorodeoxy-D-2-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) for staging and therapy control of Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood and adolescence - consequences for the GPOH-HD 2003 protocol.

@article{Koerholz2003ImportanceOF,
  title={Importance of F18-fluorodeoxy-D-2-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) for staging and therapy control of Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood and adolescence - consequences for the GPOH-HD 2003 protocol.},
  author={Dieter Koerholz and Regine Kluge and Lutz Wickmann and Wolfgang Hirsch and Heike L{\"u}ders and I. Lotz and Claudia Dannenberg and Dirk Hasenclever and Wolfgang Doerffel and Osama Sabri},
  journal={Onkologie},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={489-93}
}
The prognosis for children and adolescents with Hodgkin's lymphoma is excellent. However, many patients will show secondary malignancies 15-30 years after the initial diagnosis, which appears to be connected with the intensity of treatment during primary disease. In the GPOH-HD 95 trial, the indication for radiotherapy was limited to patients who did not show a complete remission after chemotherapy, as determined radiographically. In the future protocol, the indication for radiotherapy in… CONTINUE READING
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