New Clinical Trial: Phase 2 Study of High Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant followed by Maintenance Therapy with Romidepsin for the Treatment of T-cell Lymphoma

The Weill Cornell Lymphoma Program has recently opened a new clinical trial for men and women with T-cell lymphoma. The study sponsor is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the principal investigator at Weill Cornell is Jia Ruan, M.D., Ph.D.. For more information about the study, please call Amelyn Rodgriguez, RN at (212) 746-1362 or e-mail Amelyn at

Key Eligibility

  • Men and women age 16 and older.
  • T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
  • Complete or partial response to prior therapy.
  • Eligible for stem cell transplant.
  • No prior autologous or allogenic transplant.

Study Details

This clinical trial is for men and women with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The purpose of the study is to test the benefit of a chemotherapy drug called romidepsin in men and women who have undergone autologous stem cell transplant.

Romidepsin has been FDA-approved for treating relapsed T-cell lymphoma. It is possible that in people who are at risk of their disease coming back (relapse), romidepsin could be used to prevent or delay the T-cell lymphoma from returning. The study will determine if giving romidepsin after the autologous stem cell transplant is safe and will prevent or delay the T-cell lymphoma from returning.

Participants will receive high dose chemotherapy followed by the stem cell transplant. Between 42 and 80 days after the transplant, participants will receive their first dose of romidepsin via infusion. Participants will continue to receive romidepsin every other week until 1 year after the stem cell transplant. If a participant’s disease has not progressed 1 year after the transplant, he/she will continue on romidepsin for another year.

Author: lymphomaprogram

Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, the Lymphoma Program at Weill Cornell Medical College/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital is internationally recognized for our efforts to enable patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and related disorders to have the best possible clinical outcome, including cure when possible.

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