Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN) Initiate Global Phase 3 Trial of ADCETRIS™ in Patients with CD30-Expressing Relapsed Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma  
5/7/2012 10:07:16 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN), today announced the initiation of an international pivotal phase 3 clinical trial evaluating ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) in patients with CD30-expressing cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) who received at least one prior systemic therapy. The global multi-center study with ADCETRIS, an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to CD30, will be conducted in the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. The trial is being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the trial design. The study also received European Medicines Agency (EMA) scientific advice.