Intensified ChlVPP/ABVVP chemotherapy regimen and pegfilgrastim support in advanced Hodgkin lymphoma

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Abstract

We present feasibility, toxicity and efficacy results of an intensified six-cycle ChlVPP/ABVVP regimen in advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). From February 2004 to August 2007, 82 consecutive eligible patients were enrolled. According to the Hasenclever index, 64 patients (78%) were considered at low risk, 15 (18%) at intermediate and 3 (4%) at high risk. The most relevant toxicity was haematological: grade 3-4 neutropenia occurred in 32% of patients, grade 3-4 anaemia in 26% of patients. Severe infections and febrile neutropenia were observed in 8% of patients. With a median follow-up of 35 months (range 12-55), the three-year freedom from treatment failure (FFTF) and overall survival (OS) were 75% (95% CI 65%-86%) and 94% (95% CI 87%-99%), respectively. The intensified ChlVPP/ABVVP regimen in advanced HL is effective, does not seem to differ from standard regimens in terms of FFTF and OS and showed a favourable toxicity profile.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184
Journalecancermedicalscience
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 8 2010

Keywords

  • ChlVPP/ABVVP
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Intensified regimen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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