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This article is the author’s final published version in Current Oncology, Volume 28, Issue 6, December 2021, Pages 5067-5072.

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T-cell PTLDs are lymphoid proliferations that develop in recipients of SOT or allogeneic HSCT. They carry an extremely poor prognosis with a reported median survival of only 6 months. The infrequency with which they are encountered makes treatment a challenge due to the lack of prospective trials to guide management. The significantly higher risk of morbidity and mortality in T-cell PTLD, compared to B-cell PTLD, underscores the challenge of treating these patients and the need for new therapeutic options. Brentuximab vedotin, an ADC targeting CD30, is FDA-approved in combination with CHP as front-line treatment for patients with CD30 expressing PTCL. Herein we report a case of CD30-positive T-cell PTLD that was successfully treated with BV-CHP, suggesting the added value of the addition of BV to chemotherapy, contributing to our patient's long and ongoing progression-free survival. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of successful treatment using BV-CHP for a CD30-positive, EBV-negative, late T-cell PTLD.

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