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Brentuximab Vedotin Approaches European Approval for Frontline ALCL

Jason M. Broderick
Published: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

Eva Domingo-Domenech, MD

Eva Domingo-Domenech, MD

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for use in combination with chemotherapy for the frontline treatment of adult patients with systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (sALCL).1

Brentuximab vedotin is currently approved in Europe for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated CD30-positive Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma in combination with doxorubicin, vinblastine and dacarbazine; adult patients with CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma at increased risk of relapse or progression following ASCT; adult patients with relapsed or refractory CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma following ASCT, or following at least 2 prior therapies when ASCT or multi-agent chemotherapy is not a treatment option; adult patients with relapsed or refractory sALCL; and adult patients with CD30-positive cutaneous T-cell lymphoma after at least 1 prior systemic therapy


  1. Takeda Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) in Combination with CHP (Cyclophosphamide, Doxorubicin and Prednisone) for Treatment of Adult Patients with Previously Untreated Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Published online March 31, 2020. Accessed March 31, 2020.           
  2. FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) for Frontline Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas. Published online November 15, 2018. Accessed November 15, 2018.

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