Radiation techniques for the treatment of Hodgkin's disease with combined modality therapy or radiation alone.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

This article reviews radiation techniques including field arrangements, anatomic borders, and doses for the treatment of Hodgkin's disease when radiotherapy is being used as the sole treatment and when it is part of a planned combined modality program with chemotherapy. We describe the techniques currently in use at Duke University Medical Center. Particular emphasis is placed on the evidence regarding the appropriate extent of the treatment field and the doses of radiation necessary to achieve local control. These issues assume increasing importance as we attempt to maintain high cure rates for Hodgkin's disease but lower the frequency of serious long-term complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Prosnitz, LR; Brizel, DM; Light, KL

Published Date

  • November 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 885 - 895

PubMed ID

  • 9369138

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-3016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0360-3016(97)00463-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States