Experimental Hematology & Oncology (Dec 2021)

Recent advances and challenges of bispecific antibodies in solid tumors

  • Yuze Wu,
  • Ming Yi,
  • Shuangli Zhu,
  • Haiyong Wang,
  • Kongming Wu

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10, no. 1
pp. 1 – 14


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Abstract Cancer immunotherapy has made remarkable progress in the past decade. Bispecific antibodies (BsAbs) have acquired much attention as the next generation strategy of antibody-target cancer immunotherapy, which overwhelmingly focus on T cell recruitment and dual receptors blockade. So far, BsAb drugs have been proved clinically effective and approved for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, but no BsAb have been approved in solid tumors. Numerous designed BsAb drugs for solid tumors are now undergoing evaluation in clinical trials. In this review, we will introduce the formats of bispecific antibodies, and then update the latest preclinical studies and clinical trials in solid tumors of BsAbs targeting EpCAM, CEA, PMSA, ErbB family, and so on. Finally, we discuss the BsAb-related adverse effects and the alternative strategy for future study.