Ibritumomab tiuxetan: An anticancer drug that is a combination of a monoclonal antibody and a radioisotope (yttrium-90). Also called IDEC-Y2B8 monoclonal antibody.
ICI 182780: A drug that blocks estrogen activity in the body and is used in the therapy of estrogen-dependent tumors such as breast cancer.
Idarubicin: An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antitumor antibiotics. Also called 4-demethoxydaunorubicin.
IDEC-In2B8: A radio labelled antibody being that is being studied in cancer treatment.
IDEC-Y2B8 monoclonal antibody: An anticancer drug that is a combination of a mono a monoclonal antibody and a radioisotope (yttrium-90). Also called ibritumomab tiuxetan. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to cancer cells.
Idiopathic: Describes a disease of unknown cause.
Idiopathic myelofibrosis: A progressive disease in which the bone marrow is replaced by fibrous tissue and is unable to produce red blood cells; the cause is unknown.
Idoxifene: A drug that blocks the effects of estrogen.
Idoxuridine: A drug that reduces the risk of cancer cell growth by interfering with the cells' DNA.
Ifosfamide: An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents.
Ileostomy (il-ee-AHS-toe-mee): An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. An ileostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the intestine has been removed.
ILX-295501: A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug. It belongs to the family of drugs called diarysulfonylureas.
ILX23-7553: A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug.
IM-862: An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors.
Imagery: A technique in which the person focuses on positive images in his or her mind.
Imaging: Tests that produce pictures of areas inside the body.
Imaging procedures: Methods of producing pictures of areas inside the body.
Imipenem: An antibiotic drug used to treat severe or very resistant infection. It belongs to the family of drugs called carbapenems.
Immune adjuvant: A drug that stimulates the immune system to respond to disease.
Immune function: Production and action of cells that fight disease or infection.
Immune response: The activity of the immune system against foreign substances (antigens).
Immune system (im-YOON): The complex group of organs and cells that defends the body against infection or disease.
Immunocompromised: Having a weakened immune system caused by certain diseases or treatments.
Immunodeficiency: The decreased ability of the body to fight infection and disease.
Immunodeficiency syndrome: The inability of the body to produce an immune response.
Immunoglobulin: A protein that acts as an antibody.
Immunological adjuvant: A substance used to help boost the immune response to nse to a vaccine so that less vaccine is needed.