Brentuximab vedotin

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Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris)


  • Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) 1.8 mg/kg IV over 30 minutes on day 1

21-day cycles, given until progression (Rothe et al. 2012) or up to 16 infusions (Younes et al. 2012)


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  1. Rothe A, Sasse S, Goergen H, Eichenauer DA, Lohri A, Jäger U, Bangard C, Böll B, von Bergwelt Baildon M, Theurich S, Borchmann P, Engert A. Brentuximab vedotin for relapsed or refractory CD30+ hematologic malignancies: the German Hodgkin Study Group experience. Blood. 2012 Aug 16;120(7):1470-2. Epub 2012 Jul 11.
  1. Zinzani PL, Viviani S, Anastasia A, Vitolo U, Luminari S, Zaja F, Corradini P, Spina M, Brusamolino E, Gianni AM, Santoro A, Botto B, Derenzini E, Pellegrini C, Argnani L. Brentuximab vedotin in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma: Italian experience and results of the use in the daily clinic outside clinical trials. Haematologica. 2013 May 3