The prognosis of patients with relapsed/refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) remains poor and current treatments are typically of limited benefit. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors have proven effective for the treatment of relapsed/refractory PTCL. To date approved HDAC inhibitors for patients with T-cell lymphoma are vorinostat, romidepsin and, recently, belinostat. Here we review the pharmacology and the clinical activity of belinostat. Belinostat is a well-tolerated HDAC inhibitor that has shown activity in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory PTCL. Several clinical trials are currently investigating the use of belinostat in different cancers and in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents.
- T-cell lymphoma
- histone deacetylase inhibitor