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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal HuAFP31 con indio 111 DOTA

Indium In 111 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuAFP31 (IN-dee-um … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee …)
A substance being studied in the treatment of liver cancer. It is made by attaching a radioactive substance called indium 111 to a monoclonal antibody called HuAFP31. HuAFP31 binds to tumor cells that make alpha fetoprotein (AFP), and the indium In 111 may kill the tumor cells. It is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.

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