Managing immune checkpoint-blocking antibody side effects.

@article{Postow2015ManagingIC,
  title={Managing immune checkpoint-blocking antibody side effects.},
  author={Michael A Postow},
  journal={American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting},
  year={2015},
  pages={
          76-83
        }
}
Immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies that enhance the immune system's ability to fight cancer are becoming important components of treatment for patients with a variety of malignancies. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) was the first immune checkpoint to be clinically targeted, and ipilimumab, an inhibitor of CTLA-4, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with advanced melanoma. The programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) receptor and one of its… CONTINUE READING

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