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Salvage Therapy of Patients Not Cured by Primary Treatment


Patients relapsing from a radiation therapy-induced complete remission are highly responsive to salvage combination chemotherapy. The complete response rate is 95% or greater, and 70 to 75% of these patients are cured. Patients relapsing with B symptoms or an advanced stage have a poorer response to salvage therapy than do those relapsing with localized disease and without B symptoms, but their prognosis is not sufficiently poor to warrant high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell support as the first salvage approach. Patients relapsing after salvage chemotherapy should receive high-dose therapy with stem cell support.

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Sarah J. Thompson, MD


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