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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to mosunetuzumab for the treatment of adult patients with R/R follicular lymphoma

Jul 15, 2020
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On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted breakthrough therapy designation to mosunetuzumab for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma (FL) who have received at least two prior systemic therapies.

Mosunetuzumab is a bispecific antibody targeting CD3, on the surface of T cells, and CD20, on the surface of B cells. This dual targeting redirects T cells to engage B cells, leading to the lysis and elimination of malignant cells.

The breakthrough therapy designation is based on the promising results of the phase I/Ib GO29781 trial (NCT02500407) investigating mosunetuzumab monotherapy and in combination with other agents in patients with R/R non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In the subgroup of patients with R/R FL, mosunetuzumab showed high response rates and durable complete remissions with a tolerable safety profile.

  1. Roche. FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation for Roche’s CD20xCD3 bispecific cancer immunotherapy mosunetuzumab recognising its potential in follicular lymphoma. https://www.roche.com/investors/updates/inv-update-2020-07-14b.htm. Published Jul 14, 2020. Accessed Jul 14, 2020.

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