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Critical reviews in oncology/hematology: S1040-8428 (2015)

A review of monoclonal antibody therapies in lymphoma

EC Teo , Y Chew , C Phipps
ABSTRACT
Monoclonal antibodies (moAb) represent a novel way of delivering therapy through specific target antigens expressed on lymphoma cells and minimizes the collateral damage that is common with conventional chemotherapy. The paradigm of this approach is the targeting of CD20 by rituximab. Since its FDA approval in 1997, rituximab has become the standard of care in almost every line of therapy in most B-cell lymphomas. This review will briefly highlight some of the key rituximab trials while looking more closely at the evidence that is bringing other antibodies, including next generation anti-CD20 moAbs, and anti-CD30 moAbs, among others to the forefront of lymphoma therapy.Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.