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.

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tafasitamab
An Fc engineered, humanized anti-CD19 monoclonal antibody directed against the B-cell-specific membrane protein CD19 with potential immunostimulating and antineoplastic activities.Tafasitamab targets and binds to CD19, thereby depleting and eliminating CD19-expressing B cells. The modified Fc region of XmAb5574 increases binding affinity to Fc-gamma receptors of effector cells and thereby enhances antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) and antibody-dependent cell-mediated phagocytosis (ADCP). CD19 is widely expressed during B-cell development, from pro-B-cell to early plasma cell stages. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:immunoglobulin, anti-(human Cd19 antigen) (human-mus musculus monoclonal MOR00208 heavy chain), disulfide with human-mus musculus monoclonal MOR00208 .kappa.-chain, dimer
Code name:MOR 00208
MOR00208
MOR-00208
XmAb5574