Salvage radiotherapy for Hodgkin's disease following chemotherapy failure.
A Wirth, J Corry, C Laidlaw, J Matthews, KH Liew
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys | Published : 1997
PURPOSE: This study aims to: 1) assess failure-free survival (FFS), overall survival (OS), and failure pattern after salvage radiotherapy (SRT) for patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) who fail chemotherapy (CT); 2) identify patients suitable for SRT as an alternative to more aggressive salvage regimens. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1978 and 1992, 52 patients with relapsed/refractory HD following 26 CT received SRT at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. Patient characteristics at diagnosis were: median age (range 12-63); male-31, female-21; Stage I-4, II-16, III-25, or IV-7. Prior to SRT 27 patients had received the equivalent of both MOPP and ABV(D). The duration of initial complete res..View full abstract