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Vol 17, No 5 (2012)
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Published online: 2012-09-01
Submitted: 2011-12-22
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Role of modern radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: A young radiation oncologists’ perspective

Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Pierfrancesco Franco, Patrizia Ciammella
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2012.05.003
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):246-250.

open access

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2012-09-01
Submitted: 2011-12-22

Abstract

The role of radiotherapy is well established in combined modality programs for early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma, but still debated with regards to late toxicity issues. Modern radiotherapy prescribing attitudes include lower doses and smaller fields, together with the implementation of sophisticated and dedicated delivery techniques. Aim of this review is to briefly discuss the current role of radiotherapy in this field and the potential future developments. Major trials conducted in recent years in early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma are critically reviewed and discussed with a focus on radiotherapy-related issues and with an attention to current treatment options by a “young” radiation oncologists’ perspective.

Abstract

The role of radiotherapy is well established in combined modality programs for early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma, but still debated with regards to late toxicity issues. Modern radiotherapy prescribing attitudes include lower doses and smaller fields, together with the implementation of sophisticated and dedicated delivery techniques. Aim of this review is to briefly discuss the current role of radiotherapy in this field and the potential future developments. Major trials conducted in recent years in early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma are critically reviewed and discussed with a focus on radiotherapy-related issues and with an attention to current treatment options by a “young” radiation oncologists’ perspective.

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Keywords

Hodgkin' s lymphoma; Radiotherapy; Combined modality therapy

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Title

Role of modern radiation therapy in early stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: A young radiation oncologists’ perspective

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)

Pages

246-250

Published online

2012-09-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2012.05.003

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):246-250.

Keywords

Hodgkin's lymphoma
Radiotherapy
Combined modality therapy

Authors

Andrea Riccardo Filippi
Pierfrancesco Franco
Patrizia Ciammella

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