Sep 16, 2020

Monoclonal Antibodies for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Circa 2019

Monoclonal antibodies are man-made versions of immune system proteins (antibodies) that are designed to attach to a specific target (in this case, proteins on the surface of cancer cells). These drugs can help your immune system react to and destroy the cancer cells. Some monoclonal antibodies also fight cancer in other ways.

Chemo given along with a monoclonal antibody is a standard treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

The monoclonal antibodies used to treat CLL can be divided into groups based on which protein they target.

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