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View in Spanish: Anti-EpCAM-Pseudomonas-proteína de fusión de exotoxina

Anti-EpCAM-Pseudomonas-exotoxin fusion protein (AN-tee SOO-doh-MOH-nus-EK-soh-TOK-sin FYOO-zhun PROH-teen)
A substance being studied in the treatment of certain types of head and neck cancer. Anti-EpCAM-Pseudomonas-exotoxin fusion protein is made by linking a monoclonal antibody fragment to a toxic protein that may kill cancer cells. It binds to EpCAM (a protein on the surface of epithelial cells and some types of cancer cells). Also called Proxinium and VB4-845.



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