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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


monoclonal antibody HuM195  listen  (MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee …)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes and some types of leukemia. It binds to CD33, a protein on the surface of certain normal blood stem cells and some abnormal blood cells. It causes the immune system to kill these cells. Monoclonal antibody HuM195 is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called lintuzumab and MoAb HuM195.