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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Radioinmunoterapia

Radioimmunotherapy (RAY-dee-oh-IH-myoo-noh-THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of systemic radiation therapy in which a radioactive substance is linked to an antibody that locates and kills tumor cells when injected into the body.



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