Cetuximab. Definition

Medical Definition: Cetuximab

Monoclonal antibody used to treat certain types of head and neck cancer and colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Monoclonal antibodies are produced in the laboratory and can locate cancer cells and bind to. Cetuximab binds to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), located on the surface of some types of cancer cells. Also called Erbitux.

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