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Tislelizumab: First Approval

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posted on 19.03.2020, 08:27 authored by Arnold Lee, Susan J. Keam

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

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. Arnold Lee and Susan Keam are salaried employees of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, are responsible for the article content and declare no relevant conflicts of interest.

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Tislelizumab (百泽安®;替雷利珠单抗; Tileilizhu Dankang Zhusheye) is an anti-human programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) monoclonal IgG4 antibody that is being developed by BeiGene as an immunotherapeutic, anti-neoplastic drug. Tislelizumab has been investigated in haematological cancers and advanced solid tumours, leading to its approval in December 2019 in China for patients with relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma after at least second-line chemotherapy. This article summarises the major milestones in the development of tislelizumab for this first approval for classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and its potential upcoming approvals in other indications.

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