What is Radioimmunotherapy?

Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) uses an antibody labeled with a radionuclide to deliver cytotoxic radiation to a target cell. In cancer therapy, an antibody with specificity for a tumor-associated antigen is used to deliver a lethal dose of radiation to the tumor cells. The ability for the antibody to specifically bind to a tumor-associated antigen increases the dose delivered to the tumor cells while decreasing the dose to normal tissues. By its nature, RIT requires a tumor cell to express an antigen that is unique to the neoplasm or is not accessible in normal cells.

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Iam a relapsed dlbcl patient relapsed after autologous transplant done in Aug-2011. I have taken R_CHOP 6 cycles since Aug-2009,6 cycles of R_MINE...

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there are many chemotherapy regimens for relapsed DLBCL like RICE, GEM OX, DHAP etc. Choice of regimen is decided by the treating doctor....

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