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Conatumumab

Conatumumab (originally AMG 655) is a monoclonal antibody developed for the treatment of cancer. it is a fully human monoclonal agonist antibody directed against the extracellular domain of human TRAIL (tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) receptor 2 (TR-2, death receptor 5) with potential antineoplastic activity. Conatumumab mimics the activity of native TRAIL, binding to and activating TR-2, thereby activating caspase cascades and inducing tumor cell apoptosis. TR-2 is expressed by a variety of solid tumors and cancers of hematopoietic origin.[1][2]

The drug was developed by Amgen Inc.

Clinical trials

It will be included in the forthcoming I-SPY2 breast cancer trial.[3]

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