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Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Monoclonal antibodies (MABs) recognise and attach to specific proteins on the surface of cancer cells. These can then stop cancer cells dividing or carry other treatment to fight the cancer cells.

Antibodies are found naturally in our blood and help us to fight infection. MAB therapies mimic natural antibodies, but are made in a laboratory. These are then given either as an injection or through an infusion (drip).

Monoclonal means all one type, so each MAB therapy is a number of copies of one type of antibody.

Last updated: March 2023