ABX-EGF

Name
ABX-EGF
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Definition
A human monoclonal antibody that is being used to treat colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used in patients whose disease has not gotten better during or after treatment with other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and bind to cancer cells. ABX-EGF binds to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and may block tumor cell growth.
Resource
Title: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Glossary of Cancer Terms

Alternate Names
Panitumumab
Vectibix
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