The antibodies themselves are proteins, so giving them can sometimes cause something like an allergic reaction.This is more common while the drug is first being given.
One way the immune system attacks foreign substances in the body is by making large numbers of antibodies.
An antibody is a protein that sticks to a specific protein called an antigen.
By binding to both of these proteins, this drug brings the cancer cells and immune cells together, which is thought to cause the immune system to attack the cancer cells.
Monoclonal antibodies are given intravenously (injected into a vein).
Chemolabeled antibodies: These m Abs have powerful chemotherapy (or other) drugs attached to them.
They are also known as antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).
It then delivers the toxic substance where it is needed most.
This lessens the damage to normal cells in other parts of the body.
To make a monoclonal antibody, researchers first have to identify the right antigen to attack.