Journal article

Antibody-drug conjugates, immune-checkpoint inhibitors, and their combination in breast cancer therapeutics

Kamal S Saini, Kevin Punie, Chris Twelves, Stefanella Bortini, Evandro de Azambuja, Steven Anderson, Carmen Criscitiello, Ahmad Awada, Sherene Loi

EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Advanced breast cancer (aBC) remains incurable and the quest for more effective systemic anticancer agents continues. Promising results have led to the FDA approval of three antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and two immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) to date for patients with aBC. AREAS COVERED: With the anticipated emergence of newer ADCs and ICIs for patients with several subtypes of breast cancer, and given their potential synergy, their use in combination is of clinical interest. In this article, we review the use of ADCs and ICIs in patients with breast cancer, assess the scientific rationale for their combination, and provide an overview of ongoing trials and some early ef..

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