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View in Spanish: Anticuerpo monoclonal itrio 90 (Y 90) DOTA HuPAM4

Yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4 (IH-tree-um MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee)
A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. HuPAM4 is a monoclonal antibody that can locate and bind to pancreatic cancer cells. It is linked to a radioactive substance called yttrium Y90, which may help kill cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4 is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.

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