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NCI Drug Dictionary


yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres 
An injectable formulation of the radioisotope yttrium Y 90 encapsulated in resin microspheres with potential antineoplastic activity. When injected into arterial vasculature supplying the tumor, yttrium Y 90 resin microspheres occlude tumor blood vessels and selectively deliver a cytotoxic dose of beta emitting yttrium Y 90 to the tumor site, which may result in tumor cell death and tumor regression. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)