Despite the success of combination chemotherapy for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), chemotherapy-resistant disease still remains an unresolved problem with most patients eventually dying due to progression. HL is an ideal disease for targeted therapy. CD30 is a 120-kDa transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-receptor superfamily and strongly expressed in HL Reed-Sternberg cells. We hypothesize that specific, antibody-mediated, CD30-directed delivery of lentiviral vector constructs, encoding for a lethal cellular toxin, will be an effective anti-lymphoma strategy. However, gene delivery based therapy is limited by the transduction of non-target cells. The technology developed by
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