Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, on Hodgkin Lymphoma: Brentuximab Vedotin With Chemotherapy

EHA 2021 Virtual Congress


Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of Copenhagen University Hospital, discusses a 5-year update of the phase III ECHELON-1 study, which suggested brentuximab vedotin plus doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine benefits patients with previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract S205).

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