NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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Y 90 Zevalin (... ZEH-vuh-lin)
|A drug used with the drug rituximab to treat certain types of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of B-cell tumors. Y 90 Zevalin contains a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called CD20, which is found on B cells. It also contains a radioactive substance called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill cancer cells. Y 90 Zevalin is a type of radioimmunoconjugate. Also called IDEC-Y2B8, Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan.|