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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



volociximab  listen  (voh-loh-SIK-sih-mab)

  A monoclonal antibody that is being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to substances in the body, including cancer cells. Volociximab binds to a protein that is found on cells that line some tumor blood vessels. It is a type of angiogenesis inhibitor. Also called M200.