Hodgkin lymphoma - historical

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The purpose of this page is to provide references to regimens that are obsolete, outdated, or of historical interest only. As a general rule, this includes the inferior arm(s) of a randomized study, unless said regimens continue to be recommended by trustworthy sources such as the NCCN Guidelines. Is there a regimen missing from this list? See the main Hodgkin lymphoma page for current regimens.

13 regimens on this page
14 variants on this page


Untreated

COPP (CCNU)

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COPP: CCNU (Lomustine), Oncovin (Vincristine), Procarbazine, Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Cooper et al. 1980 Phase III (E) 1. CVPP Seems not superior
2. MOPP Seems not superior
3. MVPP Seems not superior

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Cooper MR, Pajak TF, Nissen NI, Stutzman L, Brunner K, Cuttner J, Falkson G, Grunwald H, Bank A, Leone L, Seligman BR, Silver RT, Weiss RB, Haurani F, Blom J, Spurr CL, Glidewell OJ, Gottlieb AJ, Holland JF. A new effective four-drug combination of CCNU (1-[2-chloroethyl]-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea) (NSC-79038), vinblastine, prednisone, and procarbazine for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease. Cancer. 1980 Aug 15;46(4):654-62. link to original article PubMed

COPP/ABVD

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COPP/ABVD: Cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (Vincristine), Procarbazine, Prednisone alternating with Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Dacarbazine
C-MOPP/ABVD: CyclophosphaMide, Oncovin (Vincristine), Procarbazine, Prednisone alternating with Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Dacarbazine

Variant #1, 4 cycles

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Sieber et al. 2002 (GHSG HD5) Phase III (C) COPP/ABV/IMEP Seems not superior
Engert et al. 2003 (GHSG HD8) Non-randomized portion of RCT
Sieber et al. 2004 (GHSG HD6) Phase III (C) COPP/ABV/IMEP Seems not superior

Chemotherapy, COPP portion

28-day cycle for 2 total cycles of COPP, alternating with 2 total cycles of ABVD

Chemotherapy, ABVD portion

28-day cycle for 2 total cycles of ABVD, alternating with 2 total cycles of COPP

Subsequent treatment

Variant #2, 10 cycles

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Diehl et al. 1998 (GHSG HD9) Phase III (C) 1. BEACOPP
2. eBEACOPP
Seems to have inferior OS
Takenaka et al. 2000 (JCOG 8905) Phase II
Ballova et al. 2005 (GHSG HD9elderly) Phase III (C) BEACOPP Seems not superior

Chemotherapy, COPP portion

28-day cycle for 5 total cycles of COPP, alternating with 5 total cycles of ABVD

Chemotherapy, ABVD portion

28-day cycle for 5 total cycles of ABVD, alternating with 5 total cycles of COPP

Subsequent treatment

  • Some studies: IFRT x 30 Gy after completion of chemotherapy was given to patients with bulky (at least 10 cm maximum diameter) disease

Dose modifications

  • Treatment was postponed for at least 1 week or until recovery if:
    • Pretreatment ANC was less than 1500/uL
    • Platelet count was less than 100 x 109/L
    • AST/S-GOT was greater than 100 IU/L
    • Total bilirubin was greater than 2
  • Vincristine and vinblastine were temporarily discontinued if patients had grade 2 or greater neurotoxicity (e.g. motor weakness, paresthesia, constipation)
  • Doxorubicin was discontinued if cardiac LV ejection fraction was less than 50%
  • Bleomycin was stopped if the PaO2 was less than 70 mmHg or if it decreased more than 10 mmHg from the previous measurement
  • Note: Dacarbazine 250 mg/m2 was used at this dose reduction based on experiences in a pilot study in which there was severe emesis with 375 mg/m2.

References

  1. GHSG HD9: Diehl V, Franklin J, Hasenclever D, Tesch H, Pfreundschuh M, Lathan B, Paulus U, Sieber M, Rueffer JU, Sextro M, Engert A, Wolf J, Hermann R, Holmer L, Stappert-Jahn U, Winnerlein-Trump E, Wulf G, Krause S, Glunz A, von Kalle K, Bischoff H, Haedicke C, Duehmke E, Georgii A, Loeffler M. BEACOPP, a new dose-escalated and accelerated regimen, is at least as effective as COPP/ABVD in patients with advanced-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: interim report from a trial of the German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 1998 Dec;16(12):3810-21. link to original articlecontains verified protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Diehl V, Franklin J, Pfreundschuh M, Lathan B, Paulus U, Hasenclever D, Tesch H, Herrmann R, Dörken B, Müller-Hermelink HK, Dühmke E, Loeffler M; German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group. Standard and increased-dose BEACOPP chemotherapy compared with COPP-ABVD for advanced Hodgkin's disease. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 12;348(24):2386-95. link to original articlecontains protocol PubMed
    2. Update: Engert A, Diehl V, Franklin J, Lohri A, Dörken B, Ludwig WD, Koch P, Hänel M, Pfreundschuh M, Wilhelm M, Trümper L, Aulitzky WE, Bentz M, Rummel M, Sezer O, Müller-Hermelink HK, Hasenclever D, Löffler M. Escalated-dose BEACOPP in the treatment of patients with advanced-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: 10 years of follow-up of the GHSG HD9 study. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Sep 20;27(27):4548-54. link to original article PubMed
    3. Update: von Tresckow B, Kreissl S, Dipl-Math HG, Bröckelmann PJ, Pabst T, Fridrik M, Rummel M, Jung W, Thiemer J, Sasse S, Bürkle C, Baues C, Diehl V, Engert A, Borchmann P. Intensive treatment strategies in advanced-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma (HD9 and HD12): analysis of long-term survival in two randomised trials. Lancet Haematol. 2018 Oct 01;5(10):e462-73. link to original article
  2. JCOG 8905: Takenaka T, Mikuni C, Miura A, Sasaki T, Suzuki H, Hotta T, Hirano M, Fukuhara S, Sugiyama H, Nasu K, Dohi H, Kozuru M, Tomonaga M, Tajima K, Niimi M, Fukuda H, Mukai K, Shimoyama M; The Lymphoma Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group. Alternating combination chemotherapy C-MOPP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone) and ABVd (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) in clinical stage II-IV Hodgkin's disease: a multicenter phase II study (JCOG 8905). Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2000 Mar;30(3):146-52. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
  3. GHSG HD5: Sieber M, Tesch H, Pfistner B, Rueffer U, Lathan B, Brosteanu O, Paulus U, Koch T, Pfreundschuh M, Loeffler M, Engert A, Josting A, Wolf J, Hasenclever D, Franklin J, Duehmke E, Georgii A, Schalk KP, Kirchner H, Doelken G, Munker R, Koch P, Herrmann R, Greil R, Anselmo AP, Diehl V. Rapidly alternating COPP/ABV/IMEP is not superior to conventional alternating COPP/ABVD in combination with extended-field radiotherapy in intermediate-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: final results of the German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group Trial HD5. J Clin Oncol. 2002 Jan 15;20(2):476-84. link to original article PubMed
  4. GHSG HD8: Engert A, Schiller P, Josting A, Herrmann R, Koch P, Sieber M, Boissevain F, De Wit M, Mezger J, Duhmke E, Willich N, Muller RP, Schmidt BF, Renner H, Muller-Hermelink HK, Pfistner B, Wolf J, Hasenclever D, Loffler M, Diehl V; German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group. Involved-field radiotherapy is equally effective and less toxic compared with extended-field radiotherapy after four cycles of chemotherapy in patients with early-stage unfavorable Hodgkin's lymphoma: results of the HD8 trial of the German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Oct 1;21(19):3601-8. Epub 2003 Aug 11. link to original article contains protocol PubMed
    1. Update: Sasse S, Klimm B, Görgen H, Fuchs M, Heyden-Honerkamp A, Lohri A, Koch O, Wilhelm M, Trenn G, Finke J, Müller RP, Diehl V, Eich HT, Borchmann P, Engert A; German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG). Comparing long-term toxicity and efficacy of combined modality treatment including extended- or involved-field radiotherapy in early-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. Ann Oncol. 2012 Nov;23(11):2953-9. Epub 2012 Jul 5. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Sasse S, Bröckelmann PJ, Goergen H, Plütschow A, Müller H, Kreissl S, Buerkle C, Borchmann S, Fuchs M, Borchmann P, Diehl V, Engert A. Long-term follow-up of contemporary treatment in early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma: updated analyses of the German Hodgkin Study Group HD7, HD8, HD10, and HD11 trials. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jun 20;35(18):1999-2007. Epub 2017 Apr 18. link to original article PubMed
  5. GHSG HD6: Sieber M, Tesch H, Pfistner B, Rueffer U, Paulus U, Munker R, Hermann R, Doelken G, Koch P, Oertel J, Roller S, Worst P, Bischof H, Glunz A, Greil R, von Kalle K, Schalk KP, Hasenclever D, Brosteanu O, Duehmke E, Georgii A, Engert A, Loeffler M, Diehl V, Mueller RP, Willich N, Fischer R, Hansmann ML, Stein H, Schober T, Koch B; German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group. Treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease with COPP/ABV/IMEP versus COPP/ABVD and consolidating radiotherapy: final results of the German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group HD6 trial. Ann Oncol. 2004 Feb;15(2):276-82. PubMed
  6. GHSG HD9elderly: Ballova V, Rüffer JU, Haverkamp H, Pfistner B, Müller-Hermelink HK, Dühmke E, Worst P, Wilhelmy M, Naumann R, Hentrich M, Eich HT, Josting A, Löffler M, Diehl V, Engert A. A prospectively randomized trial carried out by the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) for elderly patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease comparing BEACOPP baseline and COPP-ABVD (study HD9elderly). Ann Oncol. 2005 Jan;16(1):124-31. link to original articlecontains protocol PubMed

CVPP

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CVPP: CCNU (Lomustine), Vinblastine, Procarbazine, Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Cooper et al. 1980 Phase III (E) 1. COPP Seems not superior
2. MOPP Seems to have superior CR rate
3. MVPP Seems not superior

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Cooper MR, Pajak TF, Nissen NI, Stutzman L, Brunner K, Cuttner J, Falkson G, Grunwald H, Bank A, Leone L, Seligman BR, Silver RT, Weiss RB, Haurani F, Blom J, Spurr CL, Glidewell OJ, Gottlieb AJ, Holland JF. A new effective four-drug combination of CCNU (1-[2-chloroethyl]-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea) (NSC-79038), vinblastine, prednisone, and procarbazine for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease. Cancer. 1980 Aug 15;46(4):654-62. link to original article PubMed

MOPP/ABVD

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MOPP/ABVD: Mustargen (Mechlorethamine), Oncovin (Vincristine), Procarbazine, Prednisone alternating with Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Dacarbazine

Regimen

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Santoro et al. 1982 Phase III (E) MOPP Superior PFS
Canellos et al. 1992 (CALGB 8251) Phase III (E) 1. ABVD Seems not superior (*)
2. MOPP Seems to have superior EFS (*)
Somers et al. 1994 Phase III (E) MOPP Seems to have superior FFS
Viviani et al. 1996 Phase III (C) MOPP-ABVD Seems not superior
Connor et al. 1997 (NCIC CTG HD4) Phase III (C) MOPP-ABV Seems not superior

Note: Reported efficacy for CALGB 8251 is based on the 2009 update.

Chemotherapy, MOPP portion

Chemotherapy, ABVD portion

References

  1. Santoro A, Bonadonna G, Bonfante V, Valagussa P. Alternating drug combinations in the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease. N Engl J Med. 1982 Apr 1;306(13):770-5. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Bonadonna G, Valagussa P, Santoro A. Alternating non-cross-resistant combination chemotherapy or MOPP in stage IV Hodgkin's disease: a report of 8-year results. Ann Intern Med. 1986 Jun;104(6):739-46. link to original article PubMed
  2. CALGB 8251: Canellos GP, Anderson JR, Propert KJ, Nissen N, Cooper MR, Henderson ES, Green MR, Gottlieb A, Peterson BA. Chemotherapy of advanced Hodgkin's disease with MOPP, ABVD, or MOPP alternating with ABVD. N Engl J Med. 1992 Nov 19;327(21):1478-84. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Canellos GP, Niedzwiecki D. Long-term follow-up of Hodgkin's disease trial. N Engl J Med. 2002 May 2;346(18):1417-8. link to original article PubMed
    2. Update: Canellos GP, Niedzwiecki D, Johnson JL. Long-term follow-up of survival in Hodgkin's lymphoma. N Engl J Med. 2009 Dec 10;361(24):2390-1. link to original article PubMed
  3. Somers R, Carde P, Henry-Amar M, Tarayre M, Thomas J, Hagenbeek A, Monconduit M, de Pauw BE, Breed WP, Verdonck L, Burgers JMV, Eghbali H, Zittoun R. A randomized study in stage IIIB and IV Hodgkin's disease comparing eight courses of MOPP versus an alteration of MOPP with ABVD: a European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Lymphoma Cooperative Group and Groupe Pierre-et-Marie-Curie controlled clinical trial. J Clin Oncol. 1994 Feb;12(2):279-87. link to original article PubMed
  4. Viviani S, Bonadonna G, Santoro A, Bonfante V, Zanini M, Devizzi L, Soncini F, Valagussa P. Alternating versus hybrid MOPP and ABVD combinations in advanced Hodgkin's disease: ten-year results. J Clin Oncol. 1996 May;14(5):1421-30. link to original article PubMed
  5. NCIC CTG HD4: Connors JM, Klimo P, Adams G, Burns BF, Cooper I, Meyer RM, O'Reilly SE, Pater J, Quirt I, Sadura A, Shustik C, Skillings J, Sutcliffe S, Verma S, Yoshida S, Zee B. Treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease with chemotherapy--comparison of MOPP/ABV hybrid regimen with alternating courses of MOPP and ABVD: a report from the National Cancer Institute of Canada clinical trials group. J Clin Oncol. 1997 Apr;15(4):1638-45. Erratum in: J Clin Oncol 1997 Jul;15(7):2762. link to original article PubMed

MVPP

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MVPP: Mechlorethamine, Vinblastine, Procarbazine, Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence Comparator Efficacy
Cooper et al. 1980 Phase III (E) 1. COPP Seems not superior
2. CVPP Seems not superior
3. MOPP Seems not superior

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Cooper MR, Pajak TF, Nissen NI, Stutzman L, Brunner K, Cuttner J, Falkson G, Grunwald H, Bank A, Leone L, Seligman BR, Silver RT, Weiss RB, Haurani F, Blom J, Spurr CL, Glidewell OJ, Gottlieb AJ, Holland JF. A new effective four-drug combination of CCNU (1-[2-chloroethyl]-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea) (NSC-79038), vinblastine, prednisone, and procarbazine for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease. Cancer. 1980 Aug 15;46(4):654-62. link to original article PubMed

NOVP

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NOVP: Novantrone (Mitoxantrone), Oncovin (Vincristine), Vinblastine, Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence
Hagemeister et al. 1990 Phase II

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Hagemeister FB, Cabanillas F, Velásquez WS, Meistrich ML, Liang JC, McLaughlin P, Redman JR, Romaguera JE, Rodríguez MA, Swan F Jr, Fuller LM. NOVP: a novel chemotherapeutic regimen with minimal toxicity for treatment of Hodgkin's disease. Semin Oncol. 1990 Dec;17(6 Suppl 10):34-8. link to original article PubMed

SCAB

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SCAB: Streptozocin, CCNU (Lomustine), Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin

Regimen

Study Evidence
Diggs et al. 1981 Non-randomized

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Diggs CH, Wiernik PH, Sutherland JC. Treatment of advanced untreated Hodgkin's disease with SCAB--an alternative to MOPP. Cancer. 1981 Jan 15;47(2):224-8. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Wiernik PH, Schiffer CA. Long-term follow-up of advanced Hodgkin's disease patients treated with a combination of streptozotocin, lomustine (CCNU), doxorubicin and bleomycin (SCAB). J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1988;114(1):105-7. PubMed

Relapsed or refractory, salvage therapy

ABDIC

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ABDIC: Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin, DIC (Dacarbazine), CCNU (Lomustine), Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence
Rodgers et al. 1980 Phase II

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Rodgers RW, Gamble JF, Loh KK, Shullenberger CC. Adriamycin, bleomycin, DIC, CCNU, and prednisone (ABDIC) chemotherapy in MOPP-resistant Hodgkin's disease. Cancer. 1980 Dec 1;46(11):2349-55. link to original article PubMed
    1. Update: Tannir N, Hagemeister F, Velasquez W, Cabanillas F. Long-term follow-up with ABDIC salvage chemotherapy of MOPP-resistant Hodgkin's disease. J Clin Oncol. 1983 Jul;1(7):432-9. link to original article PubMed

ABVD

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ABVD: Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Dacarbazine

Regimen

Study Evidence
Krikorian et al. 1978 Phase II
Santoro & Bonadonna 1979 Non-randomized
Santoro et al. 1982 Non-randomized
Harker et al. 1984 Non-randomized

This is for historical interest only; ABVD is no longer used in the salvage setting.

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Krikorian JG, Portlock CS, Rosenberg SA. Treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease with adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and imidazole carboxamide (ABVD) after failure of MOPP therapy. Cancer. 1978 Jun;41(6):2107-11. link to original article PubMed
  2. Santoro A, Bonadonna G. Prolonged disease-free survival in MOPP-resistant Hodgkin's disease after treatment with adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD). Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1979;2(2):101-5. PubMed
  3. Santoro A, Bonfante V, Bonadonna G. Salvage chemotherapy with ABVD in MOPP-resistant Hodgkin's disease. Ann Intern Med. 1982 Feb;96(2):139-43. link to original article PubMed
  4. Harker WG, Kushlan P, Rosenberg SA. Combination chemotherapy for advanced Hodgkin's disease after failure of MOPP: ABVD and B-CAVe. Ann Intern Med. 1984 Oct;101(4):440-6. link to original article PubMed

B-CAVe

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B-CAVe: Bleomycin, CCNU (Lomustine), Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Vinblastine

Regimen

Study Evidence
Porzig et al. 1978 Non-randomized
Harker et al. 1984 Non-randomized

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Porzig KJ, Portlock CS, Robertson A, Rosenberg SA. Treatment of advanced Hodgkin's disease with B-CAVE following MOPP failure. Cancer. 1978 May;41(5):1670-5. link to original article PubMed
  2. Harker WG, Kushlan P, Rosenberg SA. Combination chemotherapy for advanced Hodgkin's disease after failure of MOPP: ABVD and B-CAVe. Ann Intern Med. 1984 Oct;101(4):440-6. link to original article PubMed

BVCPP

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BVCPP: BCNU (Carmustine), Vinblastine, Cyclophosphamide, Procarbazine, Prednisone

Regimen

Study Evidence
Durant et al. 1978 Non-randomized

Chemotherapy

Subsequent treatment

  • Patients who achieved CR: No additional therapy versus MOPP x 6 versus BVCPP x 6 additional cycles

References

  1. Durant JR, Gams RA, Velez-Garcia E, Bartolucci A, Wirtschafter D, Dorfman R. BCNU, velban, cyclophosphamide, procarbazine, and prednisone (BVCPP) in advanced Hodgkin's disease. Cancer. 1978 Nov;42(5):2101-10. link to original article PubMed

CEP

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CEP: CCNU (Lomustine), Etoposide, Prednimustine

Regimen

Study Evidence
Santoro et al. 1986 Non-randomized

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Santoro A, Viviani S, Valagussa P, Bonfante V, Bonadonna G. CCNU, etoposide, and prednimustine (CEP) in refractory Hodgkin's disease. Semin Oncol. 1986 Mar;13(1 Suppl 1):23-6. PubMed

SCAB

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SCAB: Streptozocin, CCNU (Lomustine), Adriamycin (Doxorubicin), Bleomycin

Regimen

Study Evidence
Levi et al. 1977 Non-randomized, <20 pts

Chemotherapy

References

  1. Levi JA, Wiernik PH, Diggs CH. Combination chemotherapy of advanced previously treated Hodgkin's disease with streptozotocin, CCNU, adriamycin and bleomycin. Med Pediatr Oncol. 1977;3(1):33-40. PubMed