Cancer therapeutic monoclonal antibodies targeting lymphocyte co-stimulatory pathways

Yuwen Zhu, Lieping Chen

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Monoclonal antibody (mAb) targeting to tumor antigen is an important therapeutic approach for the treatment of a variety of cancers. Both positive and negative co-stimulatory pathways are critical components for the control and fine-tuning of immune responses and recently mAb targeting of lymphocyte co-stimulatory pathways has been investigated. With the development of agonistic and antagonistic mAbs, both positive and negative pathways can be regulated and the potent therapeutic efficacy of this method has been demonstrated in experimental models. With high affinity and selectivity, as well as humanization technology for mAbs, there is little doubt that this new approach alone, or in combination with other therapeutic modalities, will play an important role in immunotherapy for cancers in the near future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-695
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Investigational Drugs
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Monoclonal antibody

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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