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Siltuximab (CNTO 328): a promising option for human malignancies

Authors Chen R, Chen B

Received 11 April 2015

Accepted for publication 19 May 2015

Published 2 July 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 3455—3458


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Shu-Feng Zhou

Runzhe Chen, Baoan Chen

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Siltuximab (CNTO 328) is a promising antibody-drug conjugate targeting cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6). It is highly binding to IL-6 and thus neutralizing IL-6 bioactivity and promoting death of tumor cell. In this review, we mainly focus on the mechanisms, clinical studies, and adverse effect of siltuximab in the treatment of human malignancies. We also provide our recommendations for siltuximab treatment in the future.

Keywords: interleukin-6, Castleman’s disease, clinical trials

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