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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal HuAFP31 con itrio 90 DOTA

Yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuAFP31 (IH-tree-um … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee …)
A substance being studied in the treatment of liver cancer. HuAFP31 is a monoclonal antibody that can locate and bind to tumor cells that make a protein called alpha fetoprotein (AFP). It is linked to a radioactive substance called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill the cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuAFP31 is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.

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