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View in Spanish: Ch14.18

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. It binds to a molecule called GD2, which is found in greater than normal amounts on some types of cancer cells. This helps cells of the immune system kill the cancer cells. It is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called MOAB Ch14.18 and monoclonal antibody Ch14.18.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.