NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Campath
(KAM-path)
A drug used to treat B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Campath binds to a protein called CD52, which is found on some types of immune cells and cancer cells. This may help the immune system kill cancer cells. Campath is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called alemtuzumab.