Antibody drug conjugates: Progress, pitfalls, and promises.
Antibody drug conjugates (ADC's) represent a promising and an efficient strategy for targeted cancer therapy. Comprised of a monoclonal antibody, a cytotoxic drug, and a linker, ADC's offer tumor selectively, reduced toxicity, and improved stability in systemic circulation. Recent approvals of two ADC's have led to a resurgence in ADC research, with more than 60 ADC's under various stages of clinical development. The therapeutic success of future ADCs is dependent on adherence to key requirements of their design and careful selection of the target antigen on cancer cells. Here we review the main components in the design of antibody drug conjugates, improvements made, and lessons learned over two decades of research, as well as the future of third generation ADCs.
Mukherjee, Anubhab; Waters, Ariana K; Babic, Ivan; Nurmemmedov, Elmar; Glassy, Mark C; Kesari, Santosh; and Yenugonda, Venkata Mahidhar, "Antibody drug conjugates: Progress, pitfalls, and promises." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 715.