Controversies in the Management of Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma
Patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) often experience high cure rates with current therapeutic measures which include chemotherapy alone or chemotherapy and radiotherapy; however, late effects due to treatment-related toxicity is of significant concern. To minimize the exposure of patients to therapy, some strategies include omitting radiotherapy or using positron emission tomography to aid in response-adapted therapy. Some challenges with these strategies are that omitting radiotherapy may minimize some treatment-related toxicity, but lead to some increases in recurrence. In terms of response-adapted therapy, there is a need to harmonize the measures used to assess disease response to treatment (e.g., Deauville score). Emerging studies are shedding light on these controversies and clinicians are challenged to remain abreast of these developments to optimize treatment of patients with early-stage HL.
This information was originally presented at the NCCN 2020 Virtual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ held on October 9-10, 2020.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Summarize current treatment strategies for early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL).
- Define key controversies associated with response-adapted therapy in the management of early-stage HL.
- Compare and contrast novel or emerging treatment approaches for early-stage HL.
Ranjana H. Advani, MD
Stanford Cancer Institute
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Ranjana H. Advani, MD
ADC Therapeutics: Consulting Fee
Celgene Corporation: Consulting Fee
Forty Seven, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Genentech, Inc./Roche Laboratories, Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Grant/Research Support
Kura Oncology, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Merck & Co., Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Consulting Fee
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
sanofi-aventis U.S.: Consulting Fee
Seattle Genetics, Inc.: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support; Scientific Advisor
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.: Consulting Fee; Scientific Advisor
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Michael Abrams; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein
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Robert W. Carlson, MD; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Wui-Jin Koh, MD: IBM Watson Health for Oncology and Genomics; Scientific Advisor
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Jennifer L. Burns, BS; Ndiya Ogba, PhD
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