TITLE

Ipilimumab approved for metastatic melanoma

AUTHOR(S)
Traynor, Kate
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;5/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p768
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ipilimumab, to be marketed as 'Yervoy' by Bristol-Myers Squibb, for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. It offers information on the product, an immunoglobulin G1&subk; (IgG1&subk;) monoclonal antibody, which binds to the binds to the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4). Details pertaining to the dosing, immune reactions, warnings and packaging of ipilimumab are also provided.
ACCESSION #
60316892

 

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