MoAb HuM195

Definition / meaning of MoAb HuM195

A substance being studied in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes and some types of leukemia. It binds to CD33, a protein on the surface of certain normal blood stem cells and some abnormal blood cells. It causes the immune system to kill these cells. MoAb HuM195 is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called lintuzumab and monoclonal antibody HuM195.

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

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