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Hodgkin Disease

  1. Andrea K Ng,
  2. Peter M Mauch

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002170



How to Cite

Ng, A. K. and Mauch, P. M. 2001. Hodgkin Disease. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Hodgkin disease is a malignancy of the lymphatic system, affecting predominantly young adults. Advances in diagnosis, staging and treatment in the last 30 years have allowed long-term cure in the majority of patients. Current challenges include better understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of the disease, optimization of control rates especially in patients with unfavourable prognosis or advanced-stage disease, modification of therapeutic approaches to reduce the risk of long-term complications, and increasing the awareness of patients and physicians of the potential late effects of treatment so that patients can receive appropriate follow-up care.


  • Hodgkin disease;
  • lymphoma;
  • Reed–Sternberg cells;
  • radiation therapy;
  • chemotherapy