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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antígeno MAGE-3

MAGE-3 antigen ( AN-tih-jen)
A protein found in many types of tumors but not in most normal tissues. Vaccines using pieces of the MAGE-3 protein are being studied for their ability to boost the immune response to cancer cells in patients with cancer.



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