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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


RFT5-dgA immunotoxin  listen  (... IH-myoo-noh-TOK-sin)

  A monoclonal antibody linked to a toxic substance. It is being studied in the treatment of melanoma that has spread to distant parts of the body. RFT5-dgA immunotoxin is made in the laboratory. It can find and kill certain white blood cells that prevent the immune system from killing cancer cells. Also called IgG-RFT5-dgA.