Growing knowledge on T-cell lymphoma (TCL) biology has led to the understanding that TCLs harbor derangements in proteins modulating epigenetic control. Some such derangements include mutations in TET2, IDH2, DNMT3A, EP300, and CBP. In addition, overexpression of epigenetic modifiers such as EZH2 also exists in the absence of mutations. HDAC inhibitors are approved for use in relapsed T-cell lymphoma. There may be unique methods to targeting epigenetic derangements using new agents such as DNMT, EZH2, IDH, and BET inhibitors to name a few. In this chapter, we will review and explore unique methods for therapeutic targeting of epigenetic machinery for TCL.
Part of the book: Peripheral T-cell Lymphomas