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Adult T-cell Lymphoma and Romidepsin

A healthcare provider may prescribe romidepsin (Istodax®) for the treatment of T-cell lymphoma in adults age 18 and older. It is designed for people who have undergone at least one other form of chemotherapy treatment and have either cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or peripheral T-cell lymphoma.
 
When used for treating these types of adult T-cell lymphoma, romidepsin is thought to work by interfering with important proteins involved in gene expression -- the process by which the information contained in genes is interpreted. It may stop cancer cells from reproducing and cause cell death.
 
(For more details on the benefits of using this drug for T-cell lymphoma in adults, click What Is Romidepsin Used For?. This article takes a closer look at what T-cell lymphoma is and how this drug helps. A description of unapproved uses is also included.)
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