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noun ce·tux·i·mab \sə-ˈtək-sə-ˌmab\

Medical Definition of cetuximab

  1. :  an antineoplastic drug that is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody administered intravenously to slow or inhibit tumor growth in the treatment of colorectal cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer Cetuximab acts by binding to and inhibiting the activity of a cell membrane receptor for epidermal growth factor and transforming growth factor that is overactive in many cancers. It is marketed under the trademark Erbitux.

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