Randall C. Dere

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PURPOSE Ovarian cancers (OCs) frequently have HER2 activation in the absence of HER2 overexpression. Pertuzumab, a humanized antibody that prevents HER2 dimerization and inhibits multiple HER-mediated pathways, was studied in a phase II, multicenter trial in advanced, refractory OC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients (cohort 1) with relapsed OC(More)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are monoclonal antibodies with covalently bound cytotoxic drugs. They are designed to target tumor antigens selectively and offer the hope of cancer treatment without the debilitating side-effects of conventional therapies. The concept of ADCs is not new; however, development of these therapeutics is challenging and only(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have an unfavourable prognosis with few treatment options. Polatuzumab vedotin is an antibody-drug conjugate containing an anti-CD79B monoclonal antibody conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethyl auristatin E. We aimed to assess the safety and clinical activity(More)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are potent cytotoxic drugs linked to antibodies through chemical linkers, and allow specific targeting of drugs to neoplastic cells. The expression of CD22 is limited to B-cells, and we show that CD22 is expressed on the vast majority of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs). An ideal target for an ADC for the treatment of NHL would(More)
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC), potent cytotoxic drugs linked to antibodies via chemical linkers, allow specific targeting of drugs to neoplastic cells. We have used this technology to develop the ADC DCDT2980S that targets CD22, an antigen with expression limited to B cells and the vast majority of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). DCDT2980S consists of a(More)
BACKGROUND Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) combine the characteristics of large-molecule biologics and small-molecule drugs and are heterogeneous mixtures that can biotransform in vivo, resulting in additional complexity. ADC bioanalytical strategies require novel analytical methods, as well as existing large- and small-molecule methods. Because ADCs in(More)
BACKGROUND Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are a new class of cancer therapeutics that deliver potent cytotoxins specifically to tumors to minimize systemic toxicity. However, undesirable release of covalently linked drugs in circulation can affect safety and efficacy. The objective of this manuscript was to propose and assess the assays that allow for the(More)
A semi-mechanistic multiple-analyte population pharmacokinetics (PK) model was developed to describe the complex relationship between the different analytes of monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) containing antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and to provide insight regarding the major pathways of conjugate elimination and unconjugated MMAE release in vivo. For an(More)
Purpose: Pinatuzumab vedotin is an antibody-drug conjugate with the potent antimicrotubule agent monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) conjugated to an anti-CD22 antibody via a protease-cleavable linker. This phase I study determined its recommended phase II dose (RP2D) and evaluated its safety, tolerability, and antitumor activity alone and with rituximab in(More)
BACKGROUND Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) such as Kadcyla™ (ado-trastuzumab emtansine [T-DM1]) present covalently bound cytotoxic drugs, which may influence their immunogenicity potential compared with antibody therapies. Therefore, ADCs require assay strategies that allow measurement of responses to all the molecular components. RESULTS The(More)