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Keith Dawson, Mollie Moran, Kathleen Guindon, Hui Wan
BACKGROUND: In patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and comorbidities, treatment with the glycoengineered, type II anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab (Gazyva®) (GA101) plus chlorambucil (Leukeran®) was associated with superior outcomes to rituximab (Rituxan®) plus chlorambucil, with a similar safety profile. However, a higher occurrence of infusion-related reactions (IRRs) was reported with obinutuzumab. These reactions typically require additional management...
April 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Sheridan M Hoy
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva(®); Gazyvaro(®)) is an intravenously administered, glycoengineered, humanized, type II, anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 subclass. It is available in the EU and the USA as combination therapy with oral chlorambucil in adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). In a multinational phase III study in this patient population, obinutuzumab plus chlorambucil significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with oral chlorambucil alone and intravenous rituximab plus oral chlorambucil...
February 2015: Drugs
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November 10, 2014: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Ashish Kumar Kakkar, Sadasivam Balakrishnan
Obinutuzumab (also known as GA101, afutuzumab, Gazyva) is a humanized, glycoengineered type II monoclonal antibody targeted against CD20. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved obinutuzumab for use with chlorambucil in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The drug is the first treatment to receive approval under the agency's breakthrough therapy designation, a program intended to facilitate and expedite the review and development of therapies for serious and life-threatening conditions...
October 2015: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Hyon-Zu Lee, Barry W Miller, Virginia E Kwitkowski, Stacey Ricci, Pedro DelValle, Haleh Saber, Joseph Grillo, Julie Bullock, Jeffry Florian, Nitin Mehrotra, Chia-Wen Ko, Lei Nie, Marjorie Shapiro, Mate Tolnay, Robert C Kane, Edvardas Kaminskas, Robert Justice, Ann T Farrell, Richard Pazdur
On November 1, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved obinutuzumab (GAZYVA; Genentech, Inc.), a CD20-directed cytolytic antibody, for use in combination with chlorambucil for the treatment of patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In stage 1 of the trial supporting approval, patients with previously untreated CD20-positive CLL were randomly allocated (2:2:1) to obinutuzumab + chlorambucil (GClb, n = 238), rituximab + chlorambucil (RClb, n = 233), or chlorambucil alone (Clb, n = 118)...
August 1, 2014: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Marvin M Goldenberg
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia; ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for mantle-cell lymphoma; and sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) for chronic hepatitis C infection.
January 2014: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Fiona Cameron, Paul L McCormack
Obinutuzumab (Gazyva™) is an intravenously administered, humanized and glycoengineered, type II anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of B-cell malignancies. It is approved in the US for use in combination with chlorambucil for the first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), and has been filed for approval in the EU in this indication. The antibody is based on GlycArt Biotechnology's (later Roche Glycart AG) proprietary GlycoMAb® technology, which uses glycoengineered antibodies that specifically increase antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity and thereby increase immune-mediated target cell death...
January 2014: Drugs
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