IgG-RFT5-dgA

Definition / meaning of IgG-RFT5-dgA

A monoclonal antibody linked to a toxic substance. It is being studied in the treatment of melanoma that has spread to distant parts of the body. IgG-RFT5-dgA is made in the laboratory. It can find and kill certain white blood cells that prevent the immune system from killing cancer cells. Also called RFT5-dgA immunotoxin.

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

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