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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,214 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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SGN-35
A drug used to treat certain types of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and mycosis fungoides that were already treated with other therapy. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. SGN-35 is made up of a monoclonal antibody linked to an anticancer drug. It binds to a protein called CD30, which is found on some lymphoma cells, and may kill cancer cells. SGN-35 is a type of antibody-drug conjugate. Also called Adcetris and brentuximab vedotin.