Surveillance imaging of Hodgkin lymphoma patients in first remission: a clinical and economic analysis.

@article{Lee2010SurveillanceIO,
  title={Surveillance imaging of Hodgkin lymphoma patients in first remission: a clinical and economic analysis.},
  author={Alfred Ian Lee and Dan Sayam Zuckerman and Annick D. Van den Abbeele and Suzanne L. Aquino and Diane Crowley and Christiana E Toomey and Ann S Lacasce and Yang Feng and Donna S Neuberg and Ephraim P. Hochberg},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 16},
  pages={
          3835-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND The majority of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) achieve disease remission after primary therapy. To the best of the authors' knowledge, no consensus exists for postremission surveillance imaging. METHODS Retrospectively analyzed were 192 adult patients with classic HL in first remission. Events were defined as recurrent HL or secondary malignancies. Primary outcome was positive predictive value (PPV) of surveillance positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and… CONTINUE READING
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