NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,229 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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yttrium Y 90-edotreotide
(IH-tree-um ... eh-doh-TREE-oh-tide)
A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Yttrium Y 90-edotreotide 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-edotreotide is a type of radioconjugate. Also called yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide and yttrium Y 90-SMT 487.