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iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8  listen  (I-oh-dine … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee…)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of leukemia and lymphoma. BC8 is a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called CD45, which is found on most white blood cells and some types of leukemia and lymphoma cells. It is linked to a radioactive substance called iodine I 131, which may help kill cancer cells. Iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8 is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.