Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Azerra for mantle cell lymphoma

Azerra (ofatumumab) is a new antibiody against Chronic lymphocytic leukemia( CLL).  Preclinical data suggest that it might be more effective than Rituxan in variety of lymphomas.  In early clinical trials, ofatumumab demonstrated single-agent activity against chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of CLL that is resistant to both fludarabine

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Thalidomide or Lenalidomide and Rituximab for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Thalidomide, lenalidomide and rituximab have no direct effect on MCL cells. However, both indirectly affect peripheral blood mononuclear cell-mediated cytotoxicity,  and rituximab induces both complement-dependent and antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) against MCL cells. Rituximab-induced ADCC is enhanced by lenalidomide and thalidomide. In a 2004 series, thirteen patients of sixteen enrolled (81%) experienced an objective response,

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