Trends in Malignant Glioma Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Author(s): Ivan Chekhonin, Olga Gurina

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 11 , Issue 2 , 2015

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Although new passive and active immunotherapy methods are emerging, unconjugated monoclonal antibodies remain the only kind of biological preparations approved for high-grade glioma therapy in clinical practice. In this review, we combine clinical and experimental data discussion. As antiangiogenic therapy is the standard of care for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), we analyze major clinical trials and possible therapeutic combinations of bevacizumab, the most common monoclonal antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Another humanized antibody to gain recognition in GBM is epidermal growth factor (EGFR) antagonist nimotuzumab. Other antigens (VEGF receptor, platelet-derived growth factor receptor, hepatocyte growth factor and c-Met system) showed significance in gliomas and were used to create monoclonal antibodies applied in different malignant tumors. We assess the role of genetic markers (isocitrate dehydrogenase, O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransnsferase) in GBM treatment outcome prediction. Besides antibodies studied in clinical trials, we focus on perspective targets and briefly list other means of passive immunotherapy.

Keywords: Angiogenesis, bevacizumab, glioma, monoclonal antibodies, nimotuzumab, passive immunotherapy.

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Year: 2015
Page: [102 - 118]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/1573394711888150917142941

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