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Naxitamab: First Approval

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Abstract
Naxitamab (DANYELZA®, naxitamab-gqgk) is a humanised (IgG1) anti-GD2 (hu3F8) monoclonal antibody was developed by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (with commercial rights licenced to Y-mAbs therapeutics Inc.) for the treatment of neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma and other GD2-positive cancers. Naxitamab was recently granted accelerated approval by the US FDA for marketing as treatment (in combination with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor) for paediatric patients at least one year of age and adult patients with relapsed or refractory high-risk neuroblastoma in the bone or bone marrow demonstrating a partial response, minor response, or stable disease to prior therapy. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of naxitamab leading to this first approval.

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