HCD20

Definition / meaning of HCD20

A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of lymphoma. It binds to the protein CD20, which is found on B cells (a type of immune system cell) and some types of lymphoma cells. This causes the immune system to kill the cancer cells. HCD20 is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called hA20, IMMU-106, and veltuzumab.

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

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