Brentuximab vedotin (SGN-35) in a 3-year-old child with relapsed systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Anaplastic
The treatment of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) has largely relied on anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Targeted lymphoma therapy, using an anti-CD30 antibody, provides an innovative treatment modality for specific lymphomas, particularly ALCL. Brentuximab vedotin (BV; SGN-35) uses a CD30 monoclonal antibody to generate apoptosis of targeted lymphoma cells. We present a pediatric patient with ALCL who experienced second relapse after standard chemotherapy and autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. This patient has been treated with BV as a single agent and has sustained remission for several months. BV offers a targeted treatment for relapsed ALCL, even after multiple relapses.