Novel treatments for T-cell lymphoma

Chan Yoon Cheah, Yasuhiro Oki, Michelle A Fanale

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T-cell lymphomas are a biologically and clinically diverse collection of diseases that collectively account for 10% to 15% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Unlike B-cell lymphomas, the response of T-cell lymphomas to standard anthracycline-containing chemotherapy regimens is suboptimal and the prognosis of patients is accordingly poor. To address these shortcomings, there has been a proliferation in biologic agents with novel mechanisms of action that target surface antigens, signaling pathways, or cellular processes. Given the large number of candidate molecules showing preclinical promise and the rarity of these diseases, drug development for peripheral T-cell lymphoma is challenging. We provide an overview of agents that have recently been approved for relapsed/refractory T-cell lymphoma and highlight efforts to introduce these agents into front-line treatment protocols in combination with chemotherapy. We discuss biologic doublets currently being evaluated as "chemotherapy-free" salvage regimens and highlight some of the most promising investigational agents in early clinical development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e468-e478
Number of pages11
JournalEducational Book
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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