Recent Patents on Biotechnology

Nikolaos Labrou
Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens Iera Odos 75, Gr-118 55


Monoclonal Antibodies as Cancer Therapeutics

Author(s): Jihene Elloumi, Karim Jellali, Ikram Jemel, Sami Aifa.


Three main targets were subjected for the most approved monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in cancer therapy: EGFR in solid cancer, the clusters of differentiation in blood cancer and VEGF in angiogenesis. Meanwhile side effects, the elevated costs and resistance problems are limiting the efficiency of mAbs as targeted therapy. The combinatory therapy with chemo or radiotherapy has improved the efficiency of mAbs. The present review aims to shed more light on the immunotherapy and the related patents that were developed for cancer treatment.

Keywords: Cetuximab, Panitumumab, Nimutuzumab, trastuzumab, retuximab, ibritumumab, tozutumumab, ofamumumab, alemtuzumab, gemtuzumumab, Brentuximab, bevacizumab, ipilimumab, Neoplasms, immunotherapy, combinatory, United States Food and Drug Administration, patents.

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Article Details

Year: 2012
Page: [45 - 56]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/187220812799789190