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antibody

[AN-tih-bah-dee or AN-tee-bah-dee] a protein made by immune system cells and released into the blood to help defend the body against foreign agents, such as bacteria. These agents contain certain substances called antigens. Each antibody works against one certain antigen. See also antigen, immune system.

Monoclonal antibodies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... The monoclonal antibodies used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
can ... A number of monoclonal antibody drugs used to treat CLL target ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-treating-monoclonal-antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies for Hodgkin disease

... Some monoclonal antibodies are now being used to treat Hodgkin disease.
Brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris™): This drug is an anti-CD30 antibody ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-treating-monoclonal-antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... Monoclonal antibodies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. ... The monoclonal
antibodies used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are: ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/overviewguide/leukemia-cll-overview-treating-monoclonal-antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer

... One way the immune system attacks foreign substances in the body is by
making large numbers of antibodies. An antibody is a protein that sticks to ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/immunotherapy/immunotherapy-monoclonal-antibodies

What is multiple myeloma?

... myeloma, the myeloma cells crowd out the normal plasma cells, so that
antibodies to fight the infection can't be made. The antibody made by the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-what-is-multiple-myeloma

Supportive care for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... like corticosteroids, IVIG, and the antibody drug rituximab (Rituxan). Another
option is to remove the spleen, since after the antibodies stick to the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia--chronic-lymphocytic-treating-supportive-care

Cancer Immunotherapy

... One way the immune system attacks foreign substances in the body is by
making large numbers of antibodies. An antibody is a protein that sticks to ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003013-pdf.pdf

Other drugs for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children

... Several monoclonal antibodies are now being used to treat lymphoma in ...
Rituximab (Rituxan): This antibody attaches to a substance called CD20 ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphomainchildren/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-children-treating-monoclonal-antibodies

Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

... Several monoclonal antibodies are now being used to treat lymphoma.
Rituximab (Rituxan ® ): This is an antibody that attaches to a substance ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treating-immunotherapy

How is Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia diagnosed?

... In this test, cells are treated with special man-made antibodies and passed
in front of a laser beam. Each antibody sticks only to certain types of cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/waldenstrommacroglobulinemia/detailedguide/waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-diagnosis