Hodgkin's Disease

Edith A. Perez, Seth A. Rosenthal, Vincent T. Devita, Susan Molloy Hubbard

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To the Editor: In their review of drug therapy for Hodgkin's disease (Feb. 25 issue),1 DeVita and Hubbard cite two trials conducted to compare chemotherapy alone with radiotherapy alone as treatment for stage I or II Hodgkin's disease2,3. They stated that both trials demonstrated that “combination therapy was as effective as radiotherapy.” The overall survival in the study by Biti et al.,2 with a median follow-up of eight years, however, was significantly higher among patients treated with radiotherapy than among those treated with chemotherapy (93 percent vs. 56 percent, P<0.001). Furthermore, the survival among patients who relapsed after…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 29 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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