NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,018 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- Y 90 Zevalin
- listen (... ZEH-vuh-lin)
- A drug used with the drug rituximab to treat certain types of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of B-cell tumors. Y 90 Zevalin contains a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called CD20, which is found on B cells. It also contains a radioactive substance called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill cancer cells. Y 90 Zevalin is a type of radioimmunoconjugate. Also called IDEC-Y2B8, Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan, and yttrium Y 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan.