FKB238: A Bevacizumab Biosimilar
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FKB238 is a biosimilar of bevacizumab (a monoclonal antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor) approved for use in the same types of cancer as reference bevacizumab. FKB238 has similar physicochemical and pharmacodynamic properties to those of reference bevacizumab and pharmacokinetic equivalence was shown in healthy volunteers and in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). FKB238 demonstrated equivalent clinical efficacy to reference bevacizumab in patients with advanced or recurrent nonsquamous NSCLC, with similar tolerability, safety and immunogenicity profiles.
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