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Table 4. Contemporary Chemotherapy Regimens for Children and Adolescents with Hodgkin Lymphoma

Name  Drugs Dosage  Route Days 
IV = intravenous; PO = oral.
COPP [41]Cyclophosphamide600 mg/m2IV1, 8
Vincristine (Oncovin)1.4 mg/m2IV1, 8
Procarbazine100 mg/m2PO1–15
Prednisone40 mg/m2PO1–15
COPDAC [41]Dacarbazine substituted for procarbazine in COPP250 mg/m2IV1–3
OPPA [41]Vincristine (Oncovin)1.5 mg/m2IV1, 8, 15
Procarbazine100 mg/m2PO1–15
Prednisone60 mg/m2PO1–15
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)40 mg/m2IV1, 15
OEPA [41]Vincristine (Oncovin)1.5 mg/m2IV1, 8, 15
Etoposide125 mg/m2IV3–6
Prednisone60 mg/m2PO1–15
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)40 mg/m2IV1, 15
ABVD [7]Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)25 mg/m2IV1, 15
Bleomycin10 U/m2IV1, 15
Vinblastine6 mg/m2IV1, 15
Dacarbazine375 mg/m2IV1, 15
COPP/ABV [14]Cyclophosphamide600 mg/m2IV0
Vincristine (Oncovin)1.4 mg/m2IV0
Procarbazine100 mg/m2PO0–6
Prednisone40 mg/m2PO0–13
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)35 mg/m2IV7
Bleomycin10 U/m2IV7
Vinblastine6 mg/m2IV7
VAMP [42]Vinblastine6 mg/m2IV1, 15
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)25 mg/m2IV1, 15
Methotrexate20 mg/m2IV1, 15
Prednisone40 mg/m2PO1–14
DBVE [43,44]Doxorubicin25 mg/m2IV1, 15
Bleomycin10 U/m2IV1, 15
Vincristine (Oncovin)1.5 mg/m2IV1, 15
Etoposide100 mg/m2IV1–5
ABVE-PC [35]Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)30 mg/m2IV0, 1
Bleomycin10 U/m2IV0, 7
Vincristine (Oncovin)1.4 mg/m2IV0, 7
Etoposide75 mg/m2IV0–4
Prednisone40 mg/m2PO0–9
Cyclophosphamide800 mg/m2IV0
BEACOPP [45]Bleomycin10 U/m2IV7
Etoposide200 mg/m2IV0–2
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)35 mg/m2IV0
Cyclophosphamide1200 mg/m2IV1, 8
Vincristine (Oncovin)2 mg/m2IV7
Prednisone40 mg/m2PO0–13
Procarbazine100 mg/m2PO0–6
CVP [46]Cyclophosphamide500 mg/m2IV1
Vinblastine6 mg/m2IV1, 8
Prednisolone40 mg/m2PO1–8


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