• Giuseppe Tridente


Edrecolomab (Panorex®, GSK) is a murine IgG2a monoclonal antibody derived from the original 17-1A murine mAb, and directed to the epithelial cell adhesion molecule EpCAM (EGP-2; CD326; 17-1A). Five anti-EpCAM monoclonal antibodies have been tested in cancer patients: murine edrecolomab, its chimeric IgG1 antibody version, the humanized and the fully human IgG1 antibodies (3622W94 and ING-1, respectively), and adecatumumab (MT201). None of them have shown to be effective as anti-neoplastic biomedicines. EpCAM is one of the first identified tumor-associated antigens expressed on human colon adenocarcinoma. However, EpCAM is also expressed by pancreatic, prostate, breast, kidney, lung, and ovarian tumors. It has also been selected as target of antitumoral vaccines.


Ovarian Tumor Effector Capacity Human Colon Adenocarcinoma IgG2 Molecule EpCAM Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of VeronaVeronaItaly

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