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What type of drug is Bavencio?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on Feb 20, 2021.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Bavencio (avelumab) is a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody.

Bavencio targets the PD-L1 receptors, which are protein receptors on cell surfaces. When Bavencio blocks PD-L1, it 'turns on' the ability of cancer-fighting cells such as T-cells to attack and kill tumors.

Learn More: Checkpoint Inhibitors & Advanced Cancers: A Health Care Professional's Guide

Bavencio is used for the treatment of:

References
  • Bavencio (avelumab) [product information]. EMD Serono, Inc.
    Rockland, MA. Accessed Feb. 20, 2021 at https://www.emdserono.com/us-en/pi/bavencio-pi.pdf

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