Seattle Genetics, Inc. and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (South San Francisco, California) Announce Initiation of Phase I Combination Clinical Trial of Brentuximab Vedotin (SGN-35) for Front-line Hodgkin Lymphoma

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BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: The Takeda Oncology Company today announced that they have initiated a phase I clinical trial of brentuximab vedotin (SGN-35) in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Brentuximab vedotin is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) that is also in single-agent clinical trials, including a pivotal trial for relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma and a phase II trial for systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The target for brentuximab vedotin is CD30, which is expressed on these hematologic malignancies. The phase I combination trial will evaluate brentuximab vedotin plus Adriamycin (doxorubicin), bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine (ABVD), a commonly used front-line chemotherapy regimen for Hodgkin lymphoma.

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