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Clinical potential of SLAMF7 antibodies – focus on elotuzumab in multiple myeloma

Authors Friend R, Bhutani M, Voorhees PM, Usmani SZ

Received 11 November 2016

Accepted for publication 10 January 2017

Published 20 March 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 893—900


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Frank M. Boeckler

Reed Friend, Manisha Bhutani, Peter M Voorhees, Saad Z Usmani

Department of Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders, Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Healthcare System, UNC School of Medicine, Charlotte, NC, USA

Elotuzumab is one of the first monoclonal antibodies to be approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma. It is a humanized immunoglobulin G kappa (IgGκ) antibody that targets signaling lymphocytic activation molecule family member 7 (SLAMF7), a surface marker that is highly expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells. This review summarizes the preclinical and clinical data that led to the approval of elotuzumab, along with a discussion on the ongoing and future clinical investigations.

Keywords: multiple myeloma, relapsed, refractory, treatment, elotuzumab, SLAMF7, CS1

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