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Scientific Program Highlights: Biomarkers

Treatment stratification by PET/CT has improved outcome and reduced treatment toxicity in Hodgkin Lymphoma. Recently, results of the GHSG HD18 trial were presented at EHA 2017. In this study, treatment stratification by PET/CT allowed reducing treatment duration to 4 cycles in most advanced stage patients with excellent efficacy. In the future, DNA, RNA or protein based biomarkers might play a similar role by allowing stratification of patients into biological risk groups and making measurement of minimal residual disease possible. Current technological advances increase the sensitivity of liquid biopsies to detect genetic abnormalities in many diseases. We are excited to see how these technologies will in uence the treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma in the future.

The clinical relevance of some biomarkers such as TARC or specific microRNAs needs to be established. In addition, new technologies allow the evaluation of new biomarkers. We look forward to see more data in the near future in this exciting area.

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Latest Results of Large Scale Randomized Phase Ⅲ Trials in Advanced Stage HL

One central question in Hodgkin Lymphoma is the best treatment for advanced stage patients. Initial data of the company-sponsored international ECHELON-1 trial were expected with substantial interest and will be presented at ASH 2017 in detail…

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Andreas Engert, MD
Symposium and GHSG Chairman

Sven Borchmann, MD
Symposium Secretary

Paul J. Bröckelmann, MD
Symposium Secretary

Dennis Eichenauer, MD
Symposium Secretary

German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG)
University Hospital of Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62
D-50924 Köln