NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
A humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody directed against human mesothelin with potential antineoplastic activity. Amatuximab
binds to mesothelin, triggering an antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC)-mediated host immune response against mesothelin-expressing tumor cells, which may result in tumor cell lysis. Mesothelin, a 40kDa cell surface glycoprotein, is overexpressed in several human tumors, including mesothelioma and ovarian and pancreatic adenocarcinomas. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym: anti-mesothelin monoclonal antibody MORAb-009 Code name: MORAb-009