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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



anti-TRAIL R1-mAb  listen  (AN-tee ...)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. It binds to a protein called TRAIL R1 on the surface of some tumor cells. This may kill the tumor cells. Anti-TRAIL R1-mAb is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called HGS-ETR1 and mapatumumab.