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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

amatuximab  listen  (A-muh-TUK-sih-mab)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of mesothelioma. Amatuximab binds to a protein called mesothelin, which is found on some cancer cells. Amatuximab may help the immune system kill cancer cells. It is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called anti-mesothelin monoclonal antibody MORAb-009 and MORAb-009.