An antibody treatment that delivers a targeted dose of chemotherapy directly to cancer cells shrank tumors in advanced ovarian cancer patients, achieving the primary goal in a late-stage clinical trial, the treatment’s maker, Immunogen, said Tuesday.
Based on the study outcome, Immunogen plans to submit the treatment — a so-called antibody drug conjugate — for accelerated approval with the Food and Drug Administration in early 2022. If cleared, it would be the 40-year-old company’s first wholly owned cancer medicine to reach the market.
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