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 monoclonal antibody directed against the CD40 receptor with potential antineoplastic activity. Dacetuzumab specifically binds to and inhibits the CD40 receptor, thereby inducing apoptosis and inhibiting cellular proliferation via antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) in cells that overexpress this receptor. The CD40 receptor, a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor super-family, is highly expressed on most B-lineage hematologic malignancies including multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin disease and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:anti-huCD40 mAb
monoclonal antibody SGN-40
Code name:huS2C6