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What monoclonal antibody drugs has the FDA approved to treat lung cancer?

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FDA-approved monoclonal antibodies for lung cancer include bevacizumab (Avastin) and ramucirumab (Cyramza). These drugs cut off nutrients that help create blood vessels that feed cancer growth. Other are being tested in clinical trials. So are vaccine treatments and adoptive cell therapy.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

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