Improving the prognosis of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma in developing countries: a Moroccan Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology study.

@article{Hessissen2013ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the prognosis of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma in developing countries: a Moroccan Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology study.},
  author={Laila Hessissen and Rachida Khtar and Abdellah Madani and Maria El Kababri and Amina Kili and Mhamed Harif and Mohamed Khattab and Souha Sahraoui and Nourredine Benjaafar and Samir Ahid and Scott C. Howard and Said Benchekroun},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={60 9},
  pages={1464-9}
}
BACKGROUND The event-free survival (EFS) of children with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) exceeds 80% in high income countries (HIC), but little is known about this rate in developing countries. PROCEDURE A prospective national protocol for children with classical HL was implemented in Morocco to increase EFS by careful risk stratification, providing each cycle of therapy on time, decreasing treatment abandonment, improving communication among healthcare providers, and improving data collection… CONTINUE READING

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