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Although frontline combination chemotherapy can result in durable responses, approximately one‐third of patients with HL will not have a complete response (CR) to frontline treatment, are refractory to frontline treatment, or will relapse. Of the patients who either don't experience a CR to frontline therapy or relapse, only 50% will be effectively salvaged with the standard of care for patients with relapsed or refractory HL, which is salvage chemotherapy followed by ASCT. Thus, approximately half of all of these HL patients experience disease relapse. The NCCN Guidelines recommend second‐line systemic therapy followed by response assessment with PET for all patients. Furthermore, the guidelines include everolimus and BV as options for second‐line systemic therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory CHL and bendamustine and lenalidomide for third‐line therapy.
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