Clinical trial researching therapy for B-cell lymphoma

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Primary effusion lymphoma is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma caused by the Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV). How the disease develops is not well understood, and it does not respond well to other lymphoma treatments. A clinical trial led by Kathryn A. Lurain, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Research Physician in the HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch, is researching a drug for primary effusion lymphoma and multicentric Castleman disease, a similar lymphoma disorder caused by KSHV.

The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact Anaida Widell at (240) 760-6074 or identifier: NCT05907759

NCI Protocol ID: IRB001538

Official Title: A Phase II Study of Daratumumab for Relapsed/Refractory Primary Effusion Lymphoma and Multicentric Castleman Disease

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Posted on Fri, 02/09/2024