Why isn't Adcetris used more often?
Though Adcetris seems to be a wonderful new drug that can help advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma patients, it seemed that its use has not been adopted in widespread practice. There are a lot of reasons for this. For one, it's extremely expensive, so some people might not have access to this type of therapy.
Secondly, the study was done in a very specific, small population of patients, so some doctors may be skeptical of whether its effects can be beneficial to people from all different kinds of backgrounds and demographics. When it comes to medication, race, gender, ethnicity, and background all come into play as to how the drug will work and interact with your body.