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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for AbbVie's ABT-414, an investigational antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) targeting the...
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.