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Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy

The Evolving Role of Brentuximab Vedotin in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

[Blood and Lymphatic Cancer: Targets and Therapy] First approved in 2011, the CD30 directed antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin is used in previously untreated and R/R classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). In this review, researchers discuss the expanded indications for BV in cHL to include maintenance therapy after ASCT and in combination with chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

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Differences in Postrelapse Mortality May be Driving Racial/Ethnic Disparities Observed in Children With Hodgkin Lymphoma

No difference in event-free survival (EFS) was observed in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) according to race/ethnicity; however, postrelapse mortality was found to be higher in nonwhite groups. The findings from this pooled, secondary analysis of data from phase 3 clinical trials of dose-dense, response-adapted therapy were published in the Journal…

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