NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- yttrium Y 90 DOTA-tyr3-octreotide
- listen (IH-tree-um ... ok-TREE-oh-tide)
- A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA-tyr3-octreotide contains a molecule that binds to a protein found on certain types of neuroendocrine tumors (tumors that form from cells that release hormones). It also contains a radioactive substance called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA-tyr3-octreotide is a type of radioconjugate. Also called yttrium Y 90 edotreotide and yttrium Y 90 SMT 487.