Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treatment naive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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Indications: Hodgkin lymphoma
Year: 2017

Brentuximab is a type of monoclonal antibody (MA). MAs target particular proteins on the cancer cells surface. Brentuximab targets a protein called CD 30, it sticks to the CD30 protein and delivers a drug to the cell. The drug then kills the cell. Early trials suggest that patients may find treatment with brentuximab easier to tolerate.