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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 17

of 'Treatment of relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults'

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Inotuzumab ozogamicin in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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Jain N, O'Brien S, Thomas D, Kantarjian H
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Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2014;6:40. Epub 2014 Jan 1.
 
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) represent a major advance in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). CD22 expression, seen in majority of patients with B-lineage ALL, is an ideal target for ADCs. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is an ADC comprised of a humanized IgG4 monoclonal antibody covalently linked to calecheamicin. Inotuzumab ozogamicin has shown promising single-agent activity in patients with ALL and in CD22 positive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Studies exploring the combination of inotuzumab ozogamicin with chemotherapy are ongoing.
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Department of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 428, Houston, TX 77030.
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