Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Angiogenesis Inhibitor are used in the treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)?

Updated: Feb 25, 2021
  • Author: Sanjay Vinjamaram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Antineoplastics, Angiogenesis Inhibitor

These agents antagonize or inhibit the development of new blood vessels.

Lenalidomide (Revlimid)

Thalidomide analogue; inhibits TNF-alpha production, stimulates T cells, reduces serum levels of the cytokines vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and inhibits angiogenesis. This agent also promotes G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of malignant cells. Indicated for in combination with rituximab product for the treatment of previously treated follicular lymphoma or marginal zone lymphoma.


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