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Cadonilimab: First Approval

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posted on 2022-08-18, 21:26 authored by Susan Keam


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.  Susan J. Keam is a contracted 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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Cadonilimab (开坦尼®), a PD-1/CTLA-4 bi-specific antibody, is being developed by Akeso, Inc. for the treatment of a range of solid tumours, including cervical cancer, lung cancer, gastric/gastroesophageal junction cancer, oesophageal squamous cell cancer, liver cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer. Cadonilimab was approved in China in June 2022 for use in patients with relapsed or metastatic cervical cancer (r/mCC) who have progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of cadonilimab leading to this first approval for the treatment of patients with r/mCC.

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