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View in Spanish: Tositumomab con yodo 131

Iodine I 131 tositumomab (I-oh-dine I 131 TAH-sih-TOO-moh-mab)
A monoclonal antibody (tositumomab) that has been chemically changed by adding radioactive iodine, and that is used in the treatment of certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It belongs to the family of drugs called radioconjugated monoclonal antibodies. When iodine I 131 tositumomab and tositumomab are given together, the combination is called the Bexxar regimen. Also called Bexxar regimen, tositumomab, and tositumomab and iodine I 131 tositumomab.

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