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posted on 11.07.2021, 22:53 authored by Yahiya Y. Syed

Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Yahiya. Y. Syed is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Amivantamab (amivantamab-vmjw; Rybrevant™), a bispecific monoclonal antibody targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (MET), is being developed by Janssen Biotech for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). On 21 May 2021, amivantamab received its first approval in the USA for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC harbouring EGFR Exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Amivantamab is in preregistration for NSCLC in the EU, Australia, Japan, Canada, Switzerland and China. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of amivantamab leading to this first approval for NSCLC.

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