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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal BC8 con yodo 131

Iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8 (I-oh-dine … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee…)
A monoclonal antibody that contains the radioactive substance iodine I131. It is being studied in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to cancer cells. Iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8 binds to the protein CD45, which is found on most white blood cells and myeloid and lymphoid leukemia cells.



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