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Comparison of HER2-Targeted Antibodies for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery in Breast Cancer.
Molecular Imaging  (IF4.488),  Pub Date : 2021-02-02, DOI: 10.1155/2021/5540569
Solmaz AghaAmiri,Jo Simien,Alastair M Thompson,Julie Voss,Sukhen C Ghosh,Servando Hernandez Vargas,Sarah Kim,Ali Azhdarinia,Hop S Tran Cao

Background Although therapeutic advances have led to enhanced survival in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer, detection of residual disease remains challenging. Here, we examine two approved anti-HER2 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), trastuzumab and pertuzumab, as potential candidates for the development of immunoconjugates for fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS). Methods mAbs were conjugated to the near-infrared fluorescent (NIRF) dye, IRDye800, and for quantitative in vitro assessment, to the radiometal chelator, desferrioxamine, to enable dual labeling with 89Zr. In vitro binding was evaluated in HER2-overexpressing (BT474, SKBR3) and HER2-negative (MCF7) cell lines. BT474 and MCF7 xenografts were used for in vivo and ex vivo fluorescence imaging. Results In vitro findings demonstrated HER2-mediated binding for both fluorescent immunoconjugates and were in agreement with radioligand assays using dual-labeled immunoconjugates. In vivo and ex vivo studies showed preferential accumulation of the fluorescently-labeled mAbs in tumors and similar tumor-to-background ratios. In vivo HER2 specificity was confirmed by immunohistochemical staining of resected tumors and normal tissues. Conclusions We showed for the first time that fluorescent trastuzumab and pertuzumab immunoconjugates have similar NIRF imaging performance and demonstrated the possibility of performing HER2-targeted FGS with agents that possess distinct epitope specificity.