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The Evolving Role of Brentuximab Vedotin in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

Authors Lai C, Kandahari AM, Ujjani C

Received 28 September 2019

Accepted for publication 21 November 2019

Published 9 December 2019 Volume 2019:9 Pages 63—71


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Editor who approved publication: Professor David Dingli

Catherine Lai,1 Adrese Michael Kandahari,1 Chaitra Ujjani2

1Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA; 2Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson CRC, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Correspondence: Catherine Lai
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
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Abstract: The arrival of the CD30 directed antibody-drug conjugate, brentuximab vedotin (BV), has altered the approach to patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Since initial approval in 2011, BV has been extensively studied in previously untreated and relapsed/refractory patients. Treatment indications for the antibody-drug conjugate have been expanded from the previously treated population to include maintenance therapy after autologous stem cell transplantation and recently, combination with chemotherapy in newly diagnosed advanced stage patients. This article will review the evolution of BV in classical Hodgkin lymphoma, detailing the studies that led to the approved indications and discussion of recent trials in combination with chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Keywords: antibody-drug conjugate, brentuximab vedotin, CD30, immunotherapy, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, novel therapies

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