Bexarotene capsules and gel for previously treated patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: results of the Australian patients treated on phase II trials.
HM Prince, C McCormack, G Ryan, C Baker, H Rotstein, J Davison, R Yocum
Australasian Journal of Dermatology | Published : 2001
Bexarotene (Targretin, LGD1069) is a novel synthetic retinoid analogue that binds selectively to retinoid X receptors. We describe eight previously treated patients who entered phase II international multicentre studies examining the role of bexarotene in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Patients received either the oral formulation (n = 7) or the topical gel (n = 1). Of the seven patients who received 300 mg/m2 per day capsules, five (71%) achieved a partial response, with mean time to onset of response of 27 days (range, 20-29) with responses persisting for a mean of 92 days (range, 57-115). The single patient receiving the topical preparation (stage IB) remains in partial response at 31 months...View full abstract