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1.  Words


1.0  Overview

    These lists are to help you understand the Hodgkin's related abbreviations and acronyms. Because they can be so cryptic, I suggest you use them sparingly in your own communications.

1.1  General Abbreviations & Acronyms

    Item Description
    ACS American Cancer Society   (800) 227-2345   http://www.cancer.org
    ANC Absolute Neutrophil Count
    ASAP as soon as possible
    ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology
    BTW by the way
    cGy centi-Gray, unit of radiation
    CR Complete Remission or Complete Response
    CYA cover your ass (letter)
    DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
    dx diagnosed
    EBV Epstein Barr Virus
    ESR Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
    FDA Food and Drug Administration
    FISH Fluorescence in situ Hybridization
    FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
    FYI for your information
    <g> grin
    GVHD Graft vs Host Disease
    Gy Gray, unit of radiation
    HD Hodgkin's Disease
    Hem Hematologist
    hx history
    IBMTR International Bone Marrow Transplantation Registry
    IFN Interferon
    Ig Immunoglobulin
    IMO in my opinion
    IP Infusion Pump
    IVP IV Push
    JCO Journal of Clinical Oncology   http://www.jcojournal.org/
    LD lymphocyte depletion
    LOL laughing out loud or lots of laughs
    LP lymphocyte predominance
    LTS long term survivor
    LyP Lymphomatoid Papulosis
    MC mixed cellularity
    MC mixed cellularity
    mg Milli Gram
    MUD Matched Unrelated Donor
    &nbsp; non breakable space (HTML code, should not be found in mail)
    NCI National Cancer Institute   1 (800) 4-cancer
    NEJM New England Journal of Medicine
    NHL non hodgkin's lymphoma
    NMDP National Marrow Donor Program   1 (800) 526-7809
    NS nodular sclerosis
    Onc Oncologist
    OPSI overwhelming post-splenectomy infection
    PBL Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes
    PBSCR Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Rescue
    PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
    PDQ Physician's Data Query
    PFT pulmonary function test
    PFS Progression-Free Survival
    p.o. Per os (by mouth)
    PR Partial Remission
    rad radiation
    RBC Red Blood Cell, or Red Blood Count
    RFM read the f*cking manual
    RNA RiboNucleic Acid
    ROFLOL rolling on the floor laughing out loud
    RS Reed - Sternberg (cells)
    RTFM read the f*cking manual
    S.O. Significant Other
    SVT Super Ventricular Tachycardia
    tx treatment
    URL Universal Resource Locator (used on the World Wide Web)
    VUI very useful information
    WBC White Blood Count or White Blood Cells
    wks weeks
    WWW World Wide Web

1.2  Chemotherapy Drug Abbreviations & Acronyms

    Item Drugs
    ABVD Adriamycin (= Doxorubicin = Hydroxyl Daunorubcin)
    Bleomycin (= Blenoxane = Bleomycin Sulfate)
    Vinblastine
    Dacarbazine (= DTIC)
    AraC Arabinosylcytosine (= 1--D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine = Cytarabine = Cytosine Arabinoside)
    BCNU Carmustine (= Bischloroethyl nitrosourea)
    BEAC BCNU (= Carmustine)
    Etoposide
    AraC (= Cytarabine arabinoside = Cytosine)
    Cyclophosphamide
    ChlVPP Chlorambucil
    Vinblastine
    Procarbazine
    Prednisone (UK: Prednisolone)
    COPP Cyclophosphamide
    Oncovin (= Vincristine)
    Procarbazine (= Matulane)
    Prednisone
    CVPP Cyclophosphamide
    Vinblastine
    Procarbazine
    Prednisone
    Dexa-BEAM Dexamethasone
    BCNU
    Etoposide
    Ara-C
    Melphalan
    DTIC dimethyl-triazeno-imidazole-carboxamide
    EPOCH Etoposide
    Prednisone
    Oncovin (= Vincristine)
    Cyclophosphamide
    Hydroxydaunorubicin
    ESHAP Etoposide [240 mg/m2]
    Solu-Medrol [500 mg/d] (= Methylprednisone)
    High-dose Ara-C [2 g/m2] (= Cytarabine)
    Platinum [100 mg/m2] (= Cisplatin)
    (ESHAP is a salvage chemo regimen)
    G-CSF Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor (Amgen)
    GM-CSF Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor
    Gemzar Gemcitabine HCl (Eli Lilly NDA 20-509)
    IFX Ifosfamide
    Mesna Mercaptoethane sulfonate
    MGDF Megakaryocyte Growth and Development Factor
    (platelet growth factor in clinical trial)
    MINE Mesna [4 g/m2]
    Ifosfamide [4 g/m2]
    Novantrone [8 mg/m2] (= Mitoxantrone)
    Etoposide [195 mg/m2]
    (often used as MINE-ESHAP)
    Mini-BEAM BCNU (= Carmustine)
    Etoposide (= VP-16)
    AraC (= Cytarabine)
    Melphalan (= Alkeran)
    MOPP Mustine (= Nitrogen Mustard = Mustargen = Mechlorethamine)
    Oncovin (= Vincristine)
    Procarbazine (= Matulane)
    Prednisone
    MPV Mechlorethamine
    Prednisone
    Vincristine
    PABLOE Prednisone
    Adriamycin (= Doxorubicin = Hydroxyl Daunorubcin)
    Bleomycin
    Oncovin (= Vincristine)
    Etoposide
    VBM Vinblastine
    Bleomycin
    Methotrexate
    (under clinical trial at Stanford)
    VEEP VEPE =
    Vincristine
    Epirubicin
    Etoposide
    Prednisone
    VEPE Vincristine
    Epirubicin
    Prednisone
    Etoposide
    VNR Vinorelbine
    VP-16 Etoposide (= Epipodophyllotoxin)

1.3  Test & Treatment Abbreviations & Acronyms

    Item Description
    ABMT Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant
    BMB bone marrow biopsy
    BMT bone marrow transplant
    CHEMO Chemotherapy
    CT Computed Tomography (scan)
    FDG 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-deoxyglucose
    HDC High Dose Chemotherapy
    MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MUD matched unrelated donor (transplant)
    PET Positron Emission Tomography
    PFT Pulmonary Function Test
    SBMT Syngeneic Bone Marrow Transplant (identical twin's marrow)
    SCT stem cell transplant
    SPECT Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography
    SRS Somatostatin Resceptor Scintigraphy ("Octreoscan")

1.4  Glossaries

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