Using a patient’s own cells (special cells called “stem cells”) to help increase blood counts after high doses of chemotherapy is called autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). ASCT is a treatment approach used for patients with T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Romidepsin is a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients with T-cell NHL whose cancer has returned following therapy. In this study, researchers are seeking to determine if romidepsin is effective for preventing or delaying the return of T-cell NHL after a patient has had high-dose chemotherapy and ASCT. Romidepsin is given intravenously (by vein).