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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

anti-CD45 monoclonal antibody  listen  (AN-tee … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of leukemia and lymphoma. Anti-CD45 monoclonal antibody binds to a protein called CD45, which is found on most types of blood cells and some types of leukemia and lymphoma cells. Anti-CD45 monoclonal antibody may help the immune system kill cancer cells. It is a type of monoclonal antibody.