Coltuximab ravtansine (SAR-3419)

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Mechanism of action

From the NCI Drug Dictionary: An immunoconjugate consisting of an anti-CD19 monoclonal antibody conjugated to the maytansinoid DM4, a derivative of the cytotoxic agent maytansine (DM1), with potential antineoplastic activity. Anti-CD19-DM4 conjugate SAR3419 targets the cell surface antigen CD19, found on a number of B-cell-derived cancers. Upon antibody/antigen binding and internalization, the immunoconjugate releases DM4, which binds to tubulin and disrupts microtubule assembly/disassembly dynamics, resulting in inhibition of cell division and cell growth of CD19-expressing tumor cells.

Preliminary studies

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

  1. Abstract: B. Coiffier, V. Ribrag, J. Dupuis, H. Tilly, C. Haioun, F. Morschhauser, T. Lamy, C. Copie-Bergman, O. Brehar, R. Houot, J. M. Lambert, R. Morarui-Zamfir. Phase I/II study of the anti-CD19 maytansinoid immunoconjugate SAR3419 administered weekly to patients (pts) with relapsed/refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). J Clin Oncol 29: 2011 (suppl; abstr 8017) link to original abstract
  2. Coiffier B, Thieblemont C, de Guibert S, Dupuis J, Ribrag V, Bouabdallah R, Morschhauser F, Navarro R, Le Gouill S, Haioun C, Houot R, Casasnovas O, Holte H, Lamy T, Broussais F, Payrard S, Hatteville L, Tilly H. A phase II, single-arm, multicentre study of coltuximab ravtansine (SAR3419) and rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Br J Haematol. 2016 Jun;173(5):722-30. Epub 2016 Mar 24. link to original article PubMed

Also known as

  • Code name: SAR-3419
  • Generic name: CoR