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What is radioimmunotherapy for leukemia?

As its name implies, radioimmunotherapy combines radiation therapy and immunotherapy. It works by attaching radioactive molecules, called radioisotopes (e.g., Yttrium-90), to monoclonal antibodies to target and destroy leukemia cells.

By delivering radiation directly to the tumor cells, this type of leukemia treatment helps to reduce toxic effects on normal tissues. Radioimmunotherapy may be a promising option for patients with acute leukemia.

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