ROBERT C. YOUNG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; VINCENT T. DEVITA JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: The Southwest Cancer Chemotherapy Study Group's article on the chemotherapy of advanced Hodgkin's disease with mechlorethamine, vincristine [Oncovin®], procarbazine, and prednisone (MOPP) (Ann Intern Med 79:376-382, 1973) confirms many of our initial observations: complete remission rates with MOPP (1) ; the compromise contributed by previous chemotherapy (2); the good response to MOPP after previous radiotherapy (3); the long, disease-free period after complete remission with MOPP; and the long-term, disease-free survival after such treatment (4). Although the authors stress the benefits of maintenance therapy, their study also confirms the lack of benefit this therapy has on the survival
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YOUNG RC, DEVITA VT. Therapy for Hodgkin's Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):274-275.
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