NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,054 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- indium In 111-CHX-A DTPA trastuzumab
- listen (IN-dee-um … tras-TOO-zoo-mab)
- A substance being studied in the imaging of breast cancer and some other types of cancer. It is made by attaching a radioactive substance called indium In 111 to the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin). Trastuzumab binds to the human growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu) on some breast cancer cells and on several other types of cancer cells. Indium In 111-CHX-A DTPA trastuzumab is a type of radioimmunoconjugate.