adoptive immunotherapy


adop·tive immunotherapy

noun \ə-ˈdäp-tiv-\

Definition of ADOPTIVE IMMUNOTHERAPY

: treatment especially for cancer in which lymphocytes removed from a patient are cultured with interleukin-2 (as to generate lymphokine-activated killer cells or induce proliferation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes) and are returned to the patient's body to mediate tumor regression

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