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Monoclonal antibodies and Fc fragments for treating solid tumors

Authors Eisenbeis, Grau S 

Received 10 October 2011

Accepted for publication 16 November 2011

Published 5 January 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 13—20


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

Andrea M Eisenbeis, Stefan J Grau
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Abstract: Advances in biotechnology, better understanding of pathophysiological processes, as well as the identification of an increasing number of molecular markers have facilitated the use of monoclonal antibodies and Fc fragments in various fields in medicine. In this context, a rapidly growing number of these substances have also emerged in the field of oncology. This review will summarize the currently approved monoclonal antibodies used for the treatment of solid tumors with a focus on their clinical application, biological background, and currently ongoing trials.

Keywords: targeted therapy, monoclonal antibodies, cancer, biological therapy

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