NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,118 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- listen (prok-SIH-nee-um)
- A substance being studied in the treatment of certain types of head and neck cancer. Proxinium is made by linking a monoclonal antibody fragment to a toxic protein that may kill cancer cells. It binds to EpCAM (a protein on the surface of epithelial cells and some types of cancer cells). Also called anti-EpCAM-Pseudomonas-exotoxin fusion protein and VB4-845.