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Anti-CTLA-4 Human Monoclonal Antibody CP-675,206 in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

2014-08-27 03:18:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

CP-675,206 (tremelimumab) is a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to activated T lymphocytes and by enhancing their activation may produce a stimulation of the immune response against tumoral or viral antigens. In this clinical trial, the ability of tremelimumab to produce tumor responses among hepatitis C virus-infected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma not amenable to other therapies will be explored. Besides, the effect on the replication of the virus will be analysed.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Intervention

CP 675,206

Location

Hospital Universitario Vall de Hebrón
Barcelona
Spain

Status

Recruiting

Source

Instituto Cientifico y Tecnologico de Navarra, Universidad de Navarra

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:10-0400

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An ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS causing chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma in woodchucks. It closely resembles the human hepatitis B virus.

The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.

The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during development of the embryo and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life. They reappear in the adult serum during certain pathologic states, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma. They may also be elevated in the amniotic fluid and maternal serum during pregnancy in ANENCEPHALY.

A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.

The founding member of the EPH FAMILY RECEPTORS. It was first cloned from an erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line and is highly conserved among many mammalian species. Overproduction of the EphA1 receptor is associated with tumors and tumor cells of epithelial origin. It is also expressed at high levels in LIVER; LUNG; and KIDNEY; which is in contrast to many other members of the Eph receptor that are found primarily in tissues of the nervous system.

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