NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,051 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8
- listen (I-oh-dine … MAH-noh-KLOH-nul AN-tee-BAH-dee…)
- A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of leukemia and lymphoma. BC8 is a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called CD45, which is found on most white blood cells and some types of leukemia and lymphoma cells. It is linked to a radioactive substance called iodine I 131, which may help kill cancer cells. Iodine I 131 monoclonal antibody BC8 is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.