• Among 67 children with relapsed/refractory HL treated with ASCT and brentuximab vedotin consolidation, the 3-year PFS was 85%.

  • Brentuximab vedotin consolidation in pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory HL is associated with a favorable safety profile.

Outcomes for children and adolescents with relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are poor, with approximately 50% of patients experiencing a subsequent relapse. The anti-CD30 antibody-drug conjugate brentuximab vedotin improved progression-free survival (PFS) when used as consolidation after autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in adults with high-risk relapsed/refractory HL. Data on brentuximab vedotin as consolidative therapy after ASCT in pediatric patients with HL are extremely limited, with only 11 patients reported in the literature. We performed a retrospective analysis of 67 pediatric patients who received brentuximab vedotin as consolidation therapy following ASCT for the treatment of relapsed/refractory HL to describe the experience of this regimen in the pediatric population. This is the largest cohort reported to date. We found that brentuximab vedotin was well tolerated with a safety profile similar to adult patients. With a median follow up of 37 months, the 3-year PFS was 85%. These data suggest a potential role for the use of brentuximab vedotin as consolidation therapy after ASCT for children with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.

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