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Margaret R. O'Donnell, MD


Results of High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Patients With Stage IV Hodgkin’s Disease: The Impact of Disease Status and Prior Radiotherapy

March 01, 1999

About 20%-50% of patients with stage IV Hodgkin’s disease may suffer a relapse after initial chemotherapy-induced remission. Consolidative radiotherapy has been used in combination with chemotherapy to reduce relapse at areas of initial bulky disease; however, no survival benefit has been shown in the few randomized studies.