Supplementary Material for: Checkpoint Inhibition in Hodgkin Lymphoma - a Review

2017-10-24T14:19:59Z (GMT) by Bröckelmann P.J. Engert A.
Physiological immune checkpoint pathways are important to regulate self-tolerance, limit immune reactions, and moderate autoimmunity. Various cancers are commonly exploiting these mechanisms to evade the host immune system by restraining a durable, efficient anti-tumor immune response. Immune checkpoints include,
but are not limited to, the programmed death 1 (PD1) and the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 (CTLA4) axis, which are both druggable by monoclonal antibodies referred to as checkpoint inhibitors (CIs). To date, the anti-PD1 antibodies nivolumab and pembrolizumab are approved for relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) due to high response rates with a favorable yet distinct safety profile, and other agents are under investigation. This review summarizes the available preclinical and clinical data including the toxicity and efficacy of different CIs in cHL. It also provides future perspectives based on ongoing clinical trials, potentially synergistic combinatory approaches, and their fit in the therapeutic landscape in cHL.