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Phase II trial of zanolimumab (HuMax-CD4) in relapsed or refractory non-cutaneous peripheral T cell lymphoma
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2010 (English)In: British Journal of Haematology, ISSN 0007-1048, E-ISSN 1365-2141, Vol. 150, no 5, 565-573 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The efficacy and safety of zanolimumab (HuMax-CD4) in patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T Cell lymphoma (PTCL) was evaluated. Twenty-one adult patients with relapsed or refractory CD4+ PTCL of non-cutaneous type (angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma (AITL) n = 9, PTCL-not otherwise specified (NOS) n = 7, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) n = 4 and enteropathy type T cell lymphoma n = 1) were treated in a single-arm multi-centre study, with weekly intravenous infusions of zanolimumab 980 mg for 12 weeks. Median age was 69 years (range 26-85). Seventeen of the patients had advanced stage disease (Ann Arbor stages III-IV). Objective tumour responses were obtained in 24% of the patients with two complete responses unconfirmed (CRu) and three partial responses (PR). One of the CRus lasted more than 252 d. Responses were obtained in different PTCL entities: AITL (n = 3), ALCL (n = 1) and PTCL-NOS (n = 1). In general, the trial drug was well tolerated with no major toxicity. Zanolimumab at a dose of 980 mg weekly demonstrated clinical activity and an acceptable safety profile in this poor-prognosis patient population, suggesting that the potential benefit combining zanolimumab with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of PTCL should be investigated.

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2010. Vol. 150, no 5, 565-573 p.
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peripheral T cell lymphoma, CD4, angioimmunoblastic, anaplastic, zanolimumab
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147270DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2010.08298.xISI: 000281060700006PubMedID: 20629661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147270DiVA: diva2:400233
Available from: 2011-02-25 Created: 2011-02-24 Last updated: 2011-02-25Bibliographically approved

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