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New standards of care and novel treatment options for several forms of lymphoma unveiled
Date:12/6/2010

ngs were validated by an independent review committee. Thirty-four percent of patients achieved a complete remission, and median duration has not yet been reached. Brentuximab vedotin was generally well-tolerated in this patient population, with the majority of adverse events, including peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, and nausea, being grade 1 or 2.

"The responses seen in these heavily pre-treated and refractory patients suggest that, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration, brentuximab vedotin may become an important treatment option for patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma," said Robert Chen, MD, Assistant Professor, City of Hope National Medical Center in California. "Additionally, other studies are currently underway to determine if brentuximab vedotin, when used in combination with standard chemotherapy, will also improve outcomes in newly diagnosed patients, potentially changing the treatment paradigm for Hodgkin lymphoma."

Dr. Chen will present this study in an oral presentation on Monday, December 6, at 7:00 a.m. in Room 314.


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Contact: Lindsey Love
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American Society of Hematology
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