yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4

Definition / meaning of yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4

A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. HuPAM4 is a monoclonal antibody that can locate and bind to pancreatic cancer cells. It is linked to a radioactive substance called yttrium Y90, which may help kill cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4 is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.

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

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