This page contains brief information about brentuximab vedotin and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Brentuximab vedotin is approved to treat:
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma that is systemic (affects the whole body). It is used in patients who have not gotten better with combination chemotherapy.
- Hodgkin lymphoma.
- It is used after an autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in patients who have a high risk of the cancer recurring (coming back) or getting worse.
- It is used in patients who have not gotten better with an ASCT. It is also used in patients who have not gotten better with combination chemotherapy and cannot receive an ASCT.
Brentuximab vedotin is also being studied in the treatment of other types of lymphoma.
More About Brentuximab Vedotin
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Brentuximab Vedotin - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Targeted Cancer Therapies - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Brentuximab Vedotin - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.