Epcoritamab (GEN-3013)

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General information

Class/mechanism from the NCI Drug Dictionary: A bispecific monoclonal antibody, with potential immunomodulating and antineoplastic activities. Epcoritamab contains two antigen-recognition sites: one for human CD3, a T-cell surface antigen, and one for human CD20, a tumor-associated antigen (TAA) that is exclusively expressed on B cells during most stages of B-cell development and is often overexpressed in B-cell malignancies. Upon administration, epcoritamab binds to both T-cells and CD20-expressing B-lineage tumor cells. The resulting cross-linkage may trigger a potent cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response against the CD20-expressing tumor B cells.
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

Preliminary data

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

  1. GCT3013-01: Hutchings M, Mous R, Clausen MR, Johnson P, Linton KM, Chamuleau MED, Lewis DJ, Sureda Balari A, Cunningham D, Oliveri RS, Elliott B, DeMarco D, Azaryan A, Chiu C, Li T, Chen KM, Ahmadi T, Lugtenburg PJ. Dose escalation of subcutaneous epcoritamab in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: an open-label, phase 1/2 study. Lancet. 2021 Sep 25;398(10306):1157-1169. Epub 2021 Sep 8. link to original article PubMed NCT03625037

Also known as

  • Code name: GEN-3013