Adcetris is used to treat classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has:
come back after or not responded to an infusion of your own healthy stem cells into your body (autologous stem cell transplant), or
come back after or never responded to at least two previous therapies, and where you cannot receive additional combination anti-cancer treatments or have an autologous stem cell transplant.
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma expresses specific proteins on the cell surface that are different from non-classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Adcetris is used to treat systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma which is found in your lymph nodes and/or throughout other parts of your body that has:
not responded to other types of anti-cancer treatments, or
come back after previous anti-cancer treatment.
Hodgkin lymphoma and systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma are both types of cancer of the white blood cells.
How supplied/storage and handling ?
Adcetris is a white to off-white cake or powder for concentrate for solution for infusion provided in a glass vial. Each pack of Adcetris consists of one vial.
Store in a refrigerator (2°C-8°C). Do not freeze. Keep the vial in the original carton in order to protect from light.For storage conditions after reconstitution and dilution of the medicinal product, see section 6.3.