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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal humanizado huC242 conjugado con maitansinoide DM4

Maytansinoid DM4-conjugated humanized monoclonal antibody huC242 (may-TAN-sih-noyd DM4-KON-juh-GAY-ted HYOO-muh-nized MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-te
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. It is made by linking the monoclonal antibody huC242 to a toxic substance called maytansinoid DM4. The monoclonal antibody locates and binds to the surfaces of cancer cells and the maytansinoid DM4 enters the cells and blocks their growth. It is a type of immunotoxin. Also called huC242-DM4.

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