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adoptive immunotherapy

noun adop·tive immunotherapy \ə-ˈdäp-tiv-\

Medical 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
April 27, 2015
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