Management of Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma with Second-Generation Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Focus on Brentuximab Vedotin

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Abstract

Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris, Seattle Genetics) is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that joins an anti-CD 30 monoclonal antibody with the anti-tubulin agent monomethyl auristatin E via a dipeptide linker. It has demonstrated significant activity in CD 30-positive lymphomas and is currently approved by the US FDA for treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma that has relapsed following autologous stem-cell transplantation, or after two lines of chemotherapy in non-transplant candidates. Brentuximab vedotin has also been approved for the treatment of relapsed anaplastic large-cell lymphoma after front-line chemotherapy. We briefly review the biology of Hodgkin lymphoma, with a focus on the pathogenic role of CD 30 as well as the development of CD 30-targeted therapy. We also discuss both the current role of brentuximab vedotin in the management of relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and the likely future developments for this agent.

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