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Scientific Name: cetuximab


August 11, 2022

ALX Oncology announced the initiation of Ph II trials of evorpacept (CD47 blocker) in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab) and Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of refractory microsatellite stable metastatic colorectal cancer following at least two lines of systemic therapy.

July 18, 2022

Erasca and Eli Lilly announced that they have entered into a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement for Erbitux® (cetuximab).  This agreement will support Erasca’s ongoing Ph I trials evaluating ERAS-601, its SHP2 inhibitor, with cetuximab for the treatment of triple wildtype metastatic colorectal cancer and HPV-negative advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.  Lilly will supply cetuximab to Erasca at no cost.

June 22, 2022

AVEO Oncology announced that it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration and supply agreement with Eli Lilly to evaluate ficlatuzumab in combination with ERBITUX® (cetuximab) in the US and Canada in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.  This follows a similar engagement with Merck earlier in 2022 regarding Aveo’s clinical development plan for ficlatuzumab.

May 23, 2022

Biond Biologics announced the first patients have been dosed in its Ph I trials of BND-22 (an Ig-Like Transcript 2 (ILT2) receptor blocking antibody) in combination with pembrolizumab or cetuximab being conducted in Israel and the US.  BND-22 is being developed under an exclusive world wide licence with Sanofi.

March 28, 2022

Medical Xpress reports on an Institute of Cancer Research, London, study showing that levels of the protein PD-L1 detected in head and neck tumours can be used to personalise medicine.  Depending on PD-L1 levels, patients should receive personalised medicine of either chemotherapy with or without cetuximab, pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy, or pembrolizumab alone.


September 28, 2021

Eli Lilly announced that the FDA has approved Erbitux® (cetuximab) in combination with Braftovi® (encorafenib) for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer with a BRAF V600E mutation.

July 29, 2021

A new study published in Lancet Oncology reported that pembrolizumab in combination with cetuximab shows promise as a treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

April 13, 2021

NKMax and Merck KGaA announced an expansion of its clinical trial and supply agreement to include a Ph I/IIa trial of SNK01 in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab) in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

April 6, 2021

The FDA approved a new dosage regimen for Erbitux® (cetuximab) for patients with K-RAS wild-type, EGFR-expressing metastatic colorectal cancer or squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The new dosage regimen allows for fortnightly dosing.


August 10, 2020

AVEO Oncology releases its Q2 FY2020 earnings report. AVEO reported data from its Ph I study of ficlatuzumab and cetuximab in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) demonstrated that the products have an acceptable safety profile and showed promising anti-tumour activity in a refractory HNSCC patient population. AVEO also announced that it is evaluating the process to secure additional clinical manufacturing of ficlatuzumab to potentially enable a Ph III clinical trial in 2022.

April 8, 2020

Pfizer announces the FDA has approved Braftovi® (encorafenib) in combination with Erbitux® (cetuximab) for the treatment of BRAF600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer after prior therapy.


September 18, 2018

Researchers release results of pre-clinical study of cetuximab candidate APZ001. 

January 10, 2018

Amgen discloses at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference that it is in process development for a cetuximab biosimilar.


January 11, 2016

MabTech announces successful Chinese Ph III clinical trials for Sorrento’s “biosimilar/biobetter” cetuximab STI-001, and infliximab STI-002.

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