1. Which of these is NOT an advantage of using monoclonal antibodies in cancer treatment?
- They are simple to make
- They don't lead to hair loss
- They don't lead to a suppressed immune response like chemo and radiotherapy
- The antibodies only bind to the antigens on the cancer cells, so healthy cells are unaffected
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2. Can you treat cancerous tumours with monoclonal antibodies?
3. What is the name of the white blood cells produced to fight pathogens?
- B lymphocytes
4. How are monoclonal antibodies used in pregnancy tests?
- The hormone HGH or hCG in urine binds to mobile antibodies. The bound antibody then attaches to an immobilised antibody, producing a colour change.
- Monoclonal antibodies in the urine bind to hCG on the pregnancy stick, producing a line.
5. What is attached to a monoclonal antibody to help detect cancerous tumours and blood clots?
- A radioactive tracer
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