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Mirvetuximab Soravtansine: First Approval

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posted on 2023-01-23, 02:23 authored by Young-A Heo



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. Young-A Heo 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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Mirvetuximab soravtansine (mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx; Elahere™) is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), which is comprised of a folate receptor α (FRα) directed antibody conjugated to a microtubule inhibitor via a cleavable linker. The ADC is being developed by ImmunoGen for the treatment of FRα expressing cancers. In November 2022, mirvetuximab soravtansine was approved in the USA for the treatment of adult patients with FRα positive, platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who have received 1–3 prior systemic treatment regimens. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of mirvetuximab soravtansine leading to this first approval. 

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