This paper summarizes the clinical results achieved at the Milan Cancer Institute in advanced Hodgkin's disease through successive randomized studies performed during the last two decades. Long-term results confirm the therapeutic activity of a regimen containing bleomycin and doxorubicin, such as ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine), as salvage treatment and as primary chemotherapy, either when combined with radiation or cyclically alternated with MOPP (mechlorethamine/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone). Delayed iatrogenic morbidity (namely, sterility and leukemogenesis) was less frequently documented in ABVD-treated patients compared with MOPP-treated patients. Nevertheless, bleomycin- and anthracycline-containing regimens can be refined in the attempt to further decrease iatrogenic toxicity.

ABVD in the treatment of Hodgkin's disease.

Santoro A;
1992

Abstract

This paper summarizes the clinical results achieved at the Milan Cancer Institute in advanced Hodgkin's disease through successive randomized studies performed during the last two decades. Long-term results confirm the therapeutic activity of a regimen containing bleomycin and doxorubicin, such as ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine), as salvage treatment and as primary chemotherapy, either when combined with radiation or cyclically alternated with MOPP (mechlorethamine/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone). Delayed iatrogenic morbidity (namely, sterility and leukemogenesis) was less frequently documented in ABVD-treated patients compared with MOPP-treated patients. Nevertheless, bleomycin- and anthracycline-containing regimens can be refined in the attempt to further decrease iatrogenic toxicity.
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