The CD70 protein is expressed on highly activated lymphocytes (like in T- and B-cell lymphomas). It is therefore suggested that anti-CD70 antibodies might be a possible treatment for CD70 positive lymphomas as normal lymphocytes have low CD70 expression.
ARGX-110 is a CD70-specific antibody that is currently under investigation for the treatment of hematological malignancies. It is being developed by the Belgian company arGEN-X. In December 2013 a first part of a phase 1b trial was completed. In January 2014 a safety and efficacy phase of the study started.
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- "ARGX-110: first-in-class CD70-targeting antibody with unique mode of therapeutic action". arGEN-X. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- Seattle Genetics Third Quarter 2013 Financial Report