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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal humano MEDI-522

Humanized monoclonal antibody MEDI-522 (HYOO-muh-nized MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee …)
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer and other conditions. Humanized monoclonal antibody MEDI-522 binds to a protein on the surface of blood vessels and may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. It may also prevent the spread of cancer. It is a type of antiangiogenesis agent, a type of metastasis inhibitor, and a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called Abegrin, etaracizumab, and MEDI-522.



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