NCI Drug Dictionary

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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.

A murine IgM monoclonal antibody (MoAb) developed for the potential treatment of graft versus host disease (GvHD). Gavilimomab recognizes human CD147 antigen, weakly expressed on human leukocytes and up-regulated on activated lymphocytes. This MoAb is capable of neutralizing inflammatory reactions via a complement-dependent cytotoxic mechanism. However, gavilimomab does not offer an improvement over antithymocyte globulin in the treatment of acute steroid resistant GVHD. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

monoclonal antibody ABX-CBL
Abbreviation:MOAB ABX-CBL