Rituximab in lymphocyte predominance Hodgkin's disease: a case series.
Rituximab in combination with chlorambucil or radiation therapy may be an effective and less-toxic therapeutic alternative for patients with lymphocyte predominance Hodgkin's disease (LPHD). We treated 6 patients with LPHD with weekly rituximab at 375 mg/m2 for 4 weeks, followed by either radiation therapy or chlorambucil. Four patients had previously untreated disease and 2 had relapsed LPHD. All patients had no evidence of disease progression at a median follow-up time of 12.5 months after receiving rituximab therapy (range, 6-39 months) and a median follow-up time of 6.5 months after completion of chlorambucil or radiation therapy (range, 3-25 months). Further follow-up is warranted to evaluate response duration and late toxicity of this novel treatment strategy
Ibom, VK; Prosnitz, RG; Gong, JZ; Moore, JO; DeCastro, CM; Prosnitz, LR; Rizzieri, DA; Gockerman, JP
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