NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,198 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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yttrium Y 90-clivatuzumab tetraxetan
(IH-tree-um … KLY-vuh-TOO-zoo-mab teh-TRAK-seh-tan)
A substance being studied in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. Yttrium Y 90-clivatuzumab tetraxetan contains a monoclonal antibody that binds to a protein called MUC-1, which is found on some pancreatic cancer cells. It also contains a radioactive substance called yttrium Y 90, which may help kill cancer cells. Yttrium Y 90-clivatuzumab tetraxetan is a type of radioimmunoconjugate. Also called yttrium Y 90-DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4.