Class/mechanism: Anti-CTLA-4 antibody. CTLA-4 is a negative regulator of T-cell activation and ipilimumab interferes with the ability of CTLA-4 to interact with its ligands CD80/CD86. CTLA-4 blockade results in T-cell activation and proliferation, and it is suspected that its anti-neoplastic activity may be due to T-cell mediated anti-tumor immune responses.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is established
Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 10/21/2022: Approved in combination with durvalumab for adult patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (uHCC). (Based on HIMALAYA)
- 11/10/2022: Approved in combination with durvalumab and platinum-based chemotherapy for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with no sensitizing epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genomic tumor aberrations. (Based on POSEIDON)
Also known as
- Code name: CP-675, CP-675206
- Generic name: ticilimumab
- Brand name: Imjudo