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J Clin Oncol. 1987 Apr;5(4):556-61.

MIME chemotherapy (methyl-GAG, ifosfamide, methotrexate, etoposide) as treatment for recurrent Hodgkin's disease.

Abstract

Forty-seven patients with Hodgkin's disease in relapse were treated with MIME combination chemotherapy (methyl-GAG, ifosfamide, methotrexate, etoposide). All patients had previously received nitrogen mustard, vincristine, prednisone, procarbazine (MOPP) or similar regimens and doxorubicin-containing combinations, and many had received extensive irradiation. Complete remission (CR) occurred in 23%, and was influenced by presence of extranodal disease, hemoglobin, lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), and number of prior relapses. Median survival for all patients was 50 weeks, and was affected adversely by the presence of extranodal disease and the number of prior relapses. Toxicity was significant, including infections (23%), neutropenic fever (34%), and hemorrhagic cystitis (23%), but was related in part to the extent of prior therapy. These results with this novel chemotherapy program in heavily pretreated patients suggest that MIME should be studied in less extensively treated patients and considered as a part of treatment programs for patients with Hodgkin's disease in first relapse.

PMID:
3559649
DOI:
10.1200/JCO.1987.5.4.556
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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