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My question is about the ESHAP protocol for lymphoma. The most descriptive protocol I've been able to find states to run cisplatin for 4 days with concurrent doses of etoposide during that time. I have oncology coworkers who are questioning the safety of running 2 chemo drugs concurrently, and would rather stop the cisplatin, run the etoposide, then continue the cisplatin. I'm thinking that perhaps there is a synergistic action between these 2 drugs and a reason to run them together?