Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris)
Class/mechanism: Anti-CD30 antibody (brentuximab) with protease-cleavable linker to chemotherapeutic agent (monomethyl auristatin E [MMAE, vedotin]). The antibody-drug complex binds to CD30 expressing cells and is internalized, where the active chemotherapeutic agent MMAE is released via proteolytic cleavage of the antibody-drug linker. MMAE is a microtubule disrupting agent that interferes with mitosis, causes cell cycle arrest, and eventual apoptosis.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Mediastinal gray-zone lymphoma
- Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
Patient drug information
- Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Brief patient counseling information can be found in the Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) package insert
- Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 8/19/2011: Granted accelerated approval for:
- Treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after failure of autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) or after failure of at least two prior multi-agent chemotherapy regimens in patients who are not ASCT candidates.
- Treatment of patients with systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL) after failure of at least one prior multi-agent chemotherapy regimen.
- 8/17/2015: Approval expanded for the post-autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HSCT) consolidation treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) at high risk of relapse or progression. (new treatment context added)
- 11/9/2017: Regular approval for the treatment of adult patients with primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) or CD30-expressing mycosis fungoides (MF) who have received prior systemic therapy. (New disease indication)
- 3/20/2018: Approved to treat adult patients with previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) in combination with chemotherapy. (New treatment context)
- 11/16/2018: Approved in combination with chemotherapy for previously untreated systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL) or other CD30-expressing peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL), including angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and PTCL not otherwise specified. (New disease and new treatment context)
Also known as
- Code names: SGN-35, cAC10-vcMMAE
- Brand name: Adcetris