With a median survival between 1 and 2 years and no long-term curative treatments, the management of patients with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive type of malignant primary brain tumor, remains challenging.
Preliminary results from an ongoing Phase I study with the investigational compound ABT-414 (Abbvie, Inc.,North Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.), an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody drug conjugate or ADC, in combination with temozolomide (Temodar®; Merck & Co., Inc.) which is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme concomitantly with radiotherapy and then as maintenance treatment, showed four objective responses, including one complete response, in patients with recurrent or unresectable glioblastoma multiform. In separate clinical trials ABT-414 is also investigated for the treatment of patients with squamous cell tumors.
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new technique for connecting drug molecules to antibodies to make advanced therapies.
Results of recent pre-clinical studies with AMF-1c-120 (Amorfix Life Sciences, Ltd) shows that this proprietary anti-ovarian cancer antibody, when administered to live animals, targets and binds to tumors in a very localized and concentrated manner. This is a significant finding because it shows that the antibody retains its tumor-specific binding in vivo.
The antibody-drug conjugate DMUC5754A, a novel trial drug of a relatively new class of agents developed by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group,...
The use of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) as targeted chemotherapies has successfully entered clinical practice and holds great promise. ADCs consist of an antibody...