Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
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ISSN: 2329-8790

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Shipra Gandhi

Shipra Gandhi


  • Review Article
    Brentuximab Vedotin and Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
    Author(s): Shipra Gandhi and Neha GuptaShipra Gandhi and Neha Gupta

    Brentuximab Vedotin., an anti-CD30 antibody drug conjugate (ADC) received FDA approval in 2011 for the treatment of relapsed/refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma and anaplastic large cell lymphoma based on 100% CD30 expression. In this review, we have discussed the various trials of Brentuximab diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Brentuximab an ADC of monoclonal antibody conjugated with Monomethyl Auristatin E (MMAE), a microtubule inhibitor and hence facilitates selective delivery of potent MMAE to only the CD30 positive cells avoiding any off-target side effects. CD30 has restricted expression in normal tissues. According to the current trials, there does not seem to be an association between the efficacy of Brentuximab Vedotin and CD30 expression levels. Prospective trials are required to test the efficacy of Brentuximab Vedotin in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and ot.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000183

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