To assess the event free survival (EFS) of a novel regimen incorporating brentuximab vedotin (Bv; AdcetrisTM) in the chemotherapy backbone of doxorubicin (Adriamycin), vincristine, etoposide, prednisone and cyclophosphamide (Bv-AVEPC) in newly diagnosed high-risk cHL compared to those treated with ABVE-PC.
This randomized phase III trial studies brentuximab vedotin and combination chemotherapy to see how well they work compared to combination chemotherapy alone in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma. Combinations of biological substances in brentuximab vedotin may be able to carry cancer-killing substances directly to Hodgkin lymphoma cells. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin hydrochloride, bleomycin sulfate, vincristine sulfate, etoposide, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide, work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known if combination chemotherapy is more effective with or without brentuximab vedotin in treating Hodgkin lymphoma.