• Has anyone tried or is using Brentuximab/Adcetris for treatment of Hodgkin's?

    Asked by Lib0207 on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Has anyone tried or is using Brentuximab/Adcetris for treatment of Hodgkin's?

    This medication was recently presented as a treatment option and it is a newer drug so there isn't a lot of info out there about it. I was just curious if any side effects or if it has been effective?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Lib0207,
      I hope this helps you, courtesy of www.chemocare.com. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      http://www.chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/brentuximab-vedotin.aspx

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I am happy to see these new drugs and chemo regimens come into play. 25 years ago I was given AVBD and MOPP along with radiation. It was the standard, and about all there was. But just 10 years earlier had you been diagnosed with Hodgkins in 1978 your survival rate was only 10%, in 1988 when I was first diagnosed, the survival rate had increased to 90%. All because of some very smart researchers looking for and finding new links.

      This drug is just another example. We are getting closer, but still a long way away.

      almost 4 years ago
    • chloeblake's Avatar
      chloeblake

      Thanks for the link to information on Brentuximab.

      almost 3 years ago

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