NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

yttrium Y 90 anti-CDH3 monoclonal antibody FF-21101
A radioimmunoconjugate consisting of a chimeric monoclonal antibody targeting human cadherin-3 (CDH3) and labeled, via the macrocyclic chelator 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid (DOTA), with the beta-emitting radioisotope yttrium Y 90, with potential antineoplastic activities. Upon administration, the antibody moiety of yttrium Y 90 anti-CDH3 monoclonal antibody FF-21101 binds to CDH3 expressed on tumor cells, thereby specifically delivering cytotoxic beta radiation to CDH3-expressing tumor cells. CDH3, also known as P-cadherin, is a tumor-associated antigen (TAA) and member of the cadherin family; it is overexpressed in a variety of tumors and plays a role in cell adhesion, motility, invasion, and proliferation. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)