The role of local radiation therapy for mediastinal disease in adults with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

@article{Dabaja2002TheRO,
  title={The role of local radiation therapy for mediastinal disease in adults with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.},
  author={Bouthaina Shbib Dabaja and Chul Soo Ha and Deborah A. Thomas and Richard B. Wilder and Ramesh Gopal and J. C. Gal{\'a}n Cort{\'e}s and Carlos E Bueso-Ramos and Mark A Hess and James D. Cox and Hagop M Kantarjian},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 10},
  pages={2738-44}
}
BACKGROUND Mediastinal recurrence remains the most common cause of failure in patients with mediastinal T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL). The role of mediastinal radiation therapy in improving local disease control and overall prognosis is not well-known with modern intensive chemotherapy. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of mediastinal radiation therapy in patients who achieve a complete response (CR) to chemotherapy. METHODS The authors reviewed 47 patients with… CONTINUE READING

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