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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Terapia de anticuerpos

Antibody therapy (AN-tee-BAH-dee THAYR-uh-pee)
Treatment with an antibody, a substance that can directly kill specific tumor cells or stimulate the immune system to kill tumor cells.

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