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Definition from NCI Drug Dictionary:  anti-IGF1/2 monoclonal antibody MEDI-573 is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2 (IGF-1/2) with potential antineoplastic activity.  Anti-IGF1/2 monoclonal antibody MEDI-573 inhibits IGF1- and IGF2-stimulated activation of membrane-bound IGF receptors and the subsequent triggering of proliferation and survival signaling pathways. This may result in the inhibition of tumor cell proliferation and the induction of tumor cell apoptosis. IGF1/2 ligands stimulate cell proliferation, enable oncogenic transformation, and suppress apoptosis; IGF1/2 signaling has been highly implicated in tumorigenesis and metastasis.


Manufacturer: MedImmune LLC


Current Trial:

A Dose-escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Antitumor Activity of MEDI-573 in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors  NCT00816361
This is a Phase I trial curently recruiting.



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