[MOL] NTENSIVE THERAPY A SUCCESS FOR METASTATIC RETINOBLASTOMA [01167] Medicine On Line


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[MOL] NTENSIVE THERAPY A SUCCESS FOR METASTATIC RETINOBLASTOMA



Good Day My Friends,

Ahhhh, it is so  good to see that the medical community in their
advancement to find successful treatments and techniquees use such
positive words as  "successful". HOpe the following information is as
encouraging to you as it is to me.

NTENSIVE THERAPY A SUCCESS FOR METASTATIC RETINOBLASTOMA
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NEW YORK--Intensive therapy may pay off for metstastic retinoblastoma.

Four consecutive children with the disease have been successfully 
treated here with combined intensive conventional chemotherapy, high-
dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell rescue, and radiotherapy. 
Stem cells were harvested after bone-marrow disease was no longer 
detectable. 

As of the end of last February, all four were alive with no 
recurrence 46 to 80 months after diagnosis (36 to 70 months after 
therapy), Dr. Ira J. Dunkel of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
here and colleagues reported in the Nov. 15 Cancer.

The patients all had orbital and bone-marrow metastases. Three also 
had bone metastases and two liver metastases. None had CNS disease. 
According to follow-up by their primary oncologists, all four were 
living active lives with no significant limitations from the 
intensive therapy.

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NEW YORK--Intensive therapy may pay off for metstastic retinoblastoma.

Four consecutive children with the disease have been successfully 
treated here with combined intensive conventional chemotherapy, high-
dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell rescue, and radiotherapy. 
Stem cells were harvested after bone-marrow disease was no longer 
detectable. 

As of the end of last February, all four were alive with no 
recurrence 46 to 80 months after diagnosis (36 to 70 months after 
therapy), Dr. Ira J. Dunkel of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
here and colleagues reported in the Nov. 15 Cancer.

The patients all had orbital and bone-marrow metastases. Three also 
had bone metastases and two liver metastases. None had CNS disease. 
According to follow-up by their primary oncologists, all four were 
living active lives with no significant limitations from the 
intensive therapy.

God Bless YOu all,
marty auslander
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