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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal quimérico anti-IL-6

Anti-IL-6 chimeric monoclonal antibody (AN-tee ky-MEER-ik MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee)
A chimeric (made from human and mouse proteins) monoclonal antibody being studied in the treatment of advanced kidney cancer and other types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to substances in the body, including cancer cells. Anti-IL-6 chimeric monoclonal antibody works by blocking inflammation and tumor growth. Also called cCLB8 and CNTO 328.

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