Enfortumab vedotin (Padcev)
Class/mechanism from the NCI Drug Dictionary: An antibody drug conjugate (ADC) containing a human monoclonal antibody AGS-22 targeting the cell adhesion molecule nectin-4 and conjugated to the cytotoxic agent monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), via a proprietary enzyme-cleavable linker (AGS-22CE), with potential antineoplastic activity. The monoclonal antibody moiety of AGS-22CE selectively binds to nectin-4. After internalization and proteolytic cleavage, MMAE binds to tubulin and inhibits its polymerization, which results in G2/M phase arrest and induces apoptosis in nectin-4 overexpressing tumor cells.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 12/18/2019: Granted accelerated approval for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer who have previously received a programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) or programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, and a platinum-containing chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant/adjuvant, locally advanced or metastatic setting.
Also known as
- Code name: ASG-22CE
- Generic name: enfortumab vedotin-ejfv
- Brand name: Padcev