NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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yttrium Y 90-SMT 487
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A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. Yttrium Y 90-SMT 487 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-SMT 487 is a type of radioconjugate. Also called yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide and yttrium Y 90-edotreotide.