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Recent Publication

Final results of Canadian Cancer Trials Group HD.6 -- Randomized Comparison of ABVD Chemotherapy with a Strategy that Includes Radiation Therapy in Patients with Limited-Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma -- were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and are featured in the recent edition of the NCI Bulletin.

These results show that patients with limited-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with a standard chemotherapy regimen have better overall survival rates compared with those receiving a radiation-based treatment.

Patients with limited-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) are often treated with combination therapy containing chemotherapy plus radiation. While this therapy is successful in controlling HL, these patients remain challenged by potential long-term complications of radiation exposure such as heart conditions or subsequent cancers.

This trial was led by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group with participation of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.

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Full Publication: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1111961?query=featured_home

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Editorial: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1113291?query=featured_home

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Feature Article in the NCI Bulletin: http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/121311/page2