Radiation Oncology Consultation for Hematologic Malignancies


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© 2014 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. This chapter presents a series of case studies which describe the use of radiation oncology for hematologic malignancies. It explains the necessity for consolidation radiation therapy (RT) if a CR by positron emission tomography (PET) is achieved after R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Next, the chapter discusses the optimal treatment for localized follicular lymphoma: RT, chemoimmunotherapy, a combination approach, or observation. The appropriate goal in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma is highlighted in one case study. The chapter explains what dose of RT should be administered for a solitary plasmacytoma. Finally, it analyzes whether there is a value to consolidation RT in advanced DLBCL.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelsey, CR; Prosnitz, LR

Published Date

  • June 20, 2014

Book Title

  • Cancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 408

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781118589212

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781118589199.ch63

Citation Source

  • Scopus