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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal anti mesotelina MORAb-009

Anti-mesothelin monoclonal antibody MORAb-009 (AN-tee-MEH-zoh-THEE-lin MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee…)
A monoclonal antibody being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to substances in the body, including cancer cells. Anti-mesothelin monoclonal antibody MORAb-009 binds to mesothelin (a protein that is made by some cancer cells) and stops the cells from dividing. Also called MORAb-009.

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