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EGFR Antibody

Necitumumab, IMC-11F8

Tags: cancer signaling, lung cancer, phase II

EGFR Antibody Derived from Baselga J.1


Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a member of the EGF family of tyrosine kinases. EGFR activation leads to stimulation of tyrosine kinase-dependent signal transduction pathways that can contribute to neoplastic transformation and tumor growth.2 EGFR is expressed in multiple tumor types and has been correlated with malignant progression, induction of angiogenesis, and inhibition of apoptosis. Inhibition of the EGFR pathway in cells can result in disruption of cell cycle progression, mitosis, and potentiation of apoptosis. The EGFR signaling network is involved in triggering and regulating the malignant growth of many EGFR-expressing tumors of epithelial origin.3


Necitumumab (IMC-11F8) is a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody designed to bind and block the ligand binding site of EGFR.3

Clinical Development

Necitumumab is being investigated in clinical trials in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

ImClone Systems
NCT01763788 Schema

An Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase 1b/2 Study to Evaluate Necitumumab in Combination With Gemcitabine and Cisplatin in the First-line Treatment of Patients With Advanced (Stage IV) Squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Stage IV squamous NSCLC
  • Measurable or nonmeasurable disease as defined by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) version 1.1
  • ECOG performance status of ≤1
  • No prior chemotherapy regimen, surgery, or chest radiotherapy

Key Exclusion Criteria

  • Has undergone major surgery within 28 days prior to enrollment or has major surgery planned, or has had subcutaneous venous access device placement within 7 days prior to enrollment
  • Has undergone any prior radiation therapy, except for Gamma Knife radiation and palliative radiation treatment, and at least 14 days have elapsed from last radiation treatment prior to enrollment
  • Has brain metastases that are symptomatic or require surgery, medication, or radiotherapy except Gamma Knife
  • Has diabetes requiring insulin
  • Has significant third-space fluid retention
  • Has history of interstitial pneumonitis
  • Has an ongoing or active infection

Please visit for more information on this clinical trial [NCT01763788].

[NCT01769391]    Lung Cancer    A Study of Necitumumab and Chemotherapy in Participants With Stage IV Squamous Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

[NCT01788566]    Lung Cancer    A Study of Gemcitabine-Cisplatin Chemotherapy Plus Necitumumab in the First-line Treatment of Participants With Lung Cancer