NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,089 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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111In-Zevalin
(... ZEH-vuh-lin)
A radiolabeled monoclonal antibody that is used to detect certain types of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also being studied in the detection of other types of B-cell tumors. 111In-Zevalin is made up of the monoclonal antibody ibritumomab plus the radioisotope indium In 111. It binds to a protein called CD20, which is found on B cells. A machine is used to detect which cells in the body have bound the antibody. 111In-Zevalin is a type of radiopharmaceutical. Also called 111In-ibritumomab tiuxetan and indium In 111-ibritumomab tiuxetan.