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Monoclonal Antibodies - Laboratory-produced antibodies (proteins) that can locate and bind to specific substances on cancerous cells. The body's immune system naturally produces antibodies. When produced in the lab and used in cancer treatment, monoclonal antibodies (MAbs or MoAbs) are considered a form of passive immunotherapy. Monoclonal antibodies can be programmed to make cancer cells more visible to the immune system, and to block cancer cells' growth signals. Monoclonal antibodies may be used alone to treat different forms of cancer, or they may be attached to chemotherapy drugs to help increase the drugs' targeting abilities.
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