Class/mechanism: PD-1 antibody. Cemiplimab is a recombinant human monoclonal antibody which binds to the PD-1 receptor on T-cells and blocks its interaction with PD-L1 and PD-L2, which immune system inhibition and facilitates anti-tumor immune response.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 9/28/2018: FDA approved "for patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or locally advanced CSCC who are not candidates for curative surgery or curative radiation."
Also known as
- Code name: REGN2810
- Generic name: cemiplimab-rwlc
- Brand name: Libtayo