Single-Fraction Radiotherapy for CD30+ Lymphoproliferative Disorders

Michelle S Gentile, Maria Estela Martinez-Escala, Tarita O. Thomas, Joan Guitart, Steven Rosen, Timothy Michael Kuzel, Bharat B. Mittal*

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Objectives. CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Sustained complete response following first-line treatments is rare. This retrospective review evaluates the response of refractory or recurrent lesions to palliative radiation therapy. Methods. The records of 6 patients with 12 lesions, treated with radiation therapy, were reviewed. All patients received previous first-line treatments. Patients with clinical and pathological evidence of symptomatic CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder, with no history of other cutaneous T-cell lymphoma variants, and with no prior radiation therapy to the index site were included. Results. The median age of patients was 50.5 years (range, 15-83 years). Median size of the treated lesions was 2.5 cm (range, 2-7 cm). Four sites were treated with a single fraction of 750-800 cGy (n=3) and 8 sites were treated with 4000-4500 cGy in 200-250 cGy fractions (n=3). Radiation therapy was administered with electrons and bolus. Median follow-up was 113 months (range, 16-147 months). For all sites, there was 100% complete response with acute grade 1-2 dermatitis. Conclusions. For recurrent and symptomatic radiation-naïve CD30+ lymphoproliferative disorder lesions, palliative radiation therapy shows excellent response. A single fraction of 750-800 cGy is as effective as a multifractionated course and more convenient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number629587
JournalBioMed Research International
StatePublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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