Assessment of the Stanford V regimen and consolidative radiotherapy for bulky and advanced Hodgkin's disease: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group pilot study E1492

Sandra J. Horning, Jovanne Williams, Nancy L. Bartlett, John M. Bennett, Richard T. Hoppe, Donna Neuberg, Peter Cassileth

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was performed, in a multi-institutional setting, to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of the Stanford V chemotherapy regimen plus radiotherapy to bulky Hodgkin's disease sites. Patients and Methods: A two-stage design was implemented in a phase II study involving 47 patients with bulky mediastinal stage I/II or stage III/IV Hodgkin's disease. Twelve weeks of the Stanford V chemotherapy regimen were given with consolidative radiotherapy (36 Gy) to lymph nodes ≥ 5 cm and/or macroscopic splenic disease. Treatment was administered in one of five institutions participating in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Results: With a median follow-up of 4.8 years, 45 patients are alive and 40 have been continuously disease- free. The estimated freedom from progression was 87% at 2 years and 85% at 5 years. Overall survival was 96% at 2 and 5 years. There was one death from Hodgkin's disease and one death from an M5 acute leukemia. Six of seven relapsed patients received high-dose therapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation. The freedom from second progression for the seven relapsed patients was estimated at 98% at 3 years. Conclusion: Stanford V chemotherapy and consolidative radiotherapy to bulky disease is effective in bulky and advanced Hodgkin's disease in a multi-institutional setting. On this basis, an Intergroup study comparing doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine with the Stanford V regimen has been initiated. (C) 2000 by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-980
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Oncology
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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