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Would you get cancer from monoclonal antibodies?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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In brief: No

Monoclonals antibodies are forms of gamma globulin made by a cell type noted as hybridoma which is a fused benign B cell with a malignant B cell, producing one clone of antibody in perpetuity The gamma globulins if specific for a known tumor protein, hunt see and destroy the tumor by a mechanism known as ADCC and do not accomplish the reverse, that is induce malignancy.

In brief: No

Monoclonals antibodies are forms of gamma globulin made by a cell type noted as hybridoma which is a fused benign B cell with a malignant B cell, producing one clone of antibody in perpetuity The gamma globulins if specific for a known tumor protein, hunt see and destroy the tumor by a mechanism known as ADCC and do not accomplish the reverse, that is induce malignancy.
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