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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


DT388IL3 fusion protein  listen  (...FYOO-zhun PROH-teen)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of myeloid leukemia (a disease in which too many immature non-lymphocyte white blood cells are found in the blood and bone marrow). DT388IL3 fusion protein is made by combining IL-3 with a toxic substance. The IL-3 attaches to the cancer cells and the toxic substance kills them.