2IT-BAD monoclonal antibody 170

Definition / meaning of 2IT-BAD monoclonal antibody 170

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It is made by linking a monoclonal antibody called 170, which binds to a protein called MUC-1, to a substance called 2IT-BAD, which binds radioactive substances. 2IT-BAD monoclonal antibody 170 may be used to detect cancer cells and kill them. It is a type of immunoconjugate.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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