Sarah S. Donaldson, M.D.

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  • Controversies in radiotherapy for pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma EXPERT REVIEW OF ANTICANCER THERAPY Wiegner, E. A., Donaldson, S. S. 2011; 11 (9): 1357-1366


    Cure rates for pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma remain among the highest in pediatric oncology. Research efforts are currently focused on minimizing treatment-related toxicity without compromising outcomes. For children with early stage/favorable Hodgkin's lymphoma, the standard treatment includes 2-4 cycles of combination chemotherapy, generally followed by low-dose involved-field radiotherapy. Children with advanced stage/unfavorable disease require more intense treatment than those with favorable disease. The standard treatment for advanced stage/unfavorable disease is 4–6 cycles of intense multiagent non-cross-resistant chemotherapy and involved-field radiotherapy. Response-adapted therapy is emerging as a promising strategy to attenuate therapy and thereby reduce toxicity in children with an excellent prognosis and intensify therapy in those children at higher risk of progression or relapse.

    View details for DOI 10.1586/ERA.10.91

    View details for Web of Science ID 000296034500013

    View details for PubMedID 22029056

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