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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

... Man-made versions, called monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), can be designed
to ... vedotin (Adcetris ® ): This drug is an anti-CD30 antibody attached to ...

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

Monoclonal antibodies for Hodgkin disease

... Monoclonal antibodies for Hodgkin disease. Antibodies are proteins
made by the immune system to help fight infections. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/overviewguide/hodgkin-disease-overview-monoclonal-antibodies

Immunotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

... Antibodies that target CD20. A number of monoclonal antibody drugs used
to treat NHL target the CD20 antigen, a protein found on the surface of B ...

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

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

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

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