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Follow-up care of Hodgkin Lymphoma survivors is important

Most patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) achieve long-term remission after adequate first-line treatment.

Nonetheless, follow-up care is important for several reasons.

Firstly, the risk for HL recurrence appears to be increased for 20 years after initial diagnosis (Bröckelmann et al., J Clin Oncol, 2017).

Secondly, a relevant proportion of patients develop treatment-related late effects including second malignancies. The recently published 10-year follow-up analysis of the randomized GHSG HD15 study for patients with advanced HL revealed a second malignancy rate of 7% (Engert et al., Hemasphere, 2017).

Coronary heart disease and fatigue represent other late sequelae causing relevant morbidity and mortality (van Nimwegen et al., J Clin Oncol, 2016; Kreissl et al., Lancet Oncol, 2016).

Given the need of post-treatment surveillance in HL patients, follow-up and survivorship aspects will represent a major focus of ISHL11.

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Organisation

Andreas Engert, MD
Symposium Chairman

Sven Borchmann, MD
Congress Secretary

Paul Bröckelmann, MD
Congress Secretary

Dennis Eichenauer, MD
Congress Secretary

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