yttrium Y 90 DOTA anti-CEA monoclonal antibody M5A

Definition / meaning of yttrium Y 90 DOTA anti-CEA monoclonal antibody M5A

A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. M5A is a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called CEA on the surface of some tumor cells. It is linked to a radioisotope called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill the cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA anti-CEA monoclonal antibody M5A is a type of radioimmunoconjugate and a type of radiopharmaceutical.

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

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