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Gilead Sciences, a cancer-drug maker, agreed Monday to pay about $11.9 billion to buy Kite Pharma, a move to expand its product lineup in cancer immunotherapies.
The remaining two were treated with a kind of immunotherapy that prevents tumors from shielding themselves from the body’s immune system.
The effects of the immunotherapy lasted for seven-and-a-half months.
Novartis refers to the drug as immunotherapy, not gene therapy.
The unanimous recommendation from the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee means the treatment could be approved by the FDA by the end of September, forging a new path in the immunotherapy frontier.
Many immunotherapy experts think the greatest progress against cancer will occur when researchers figure out how to combine the approaches.
The unanimous recommendation means the agency could approve the new treatment by the end of September, forging an exciting new path in the immunotherapy frontier.
The other five all had relapses, but one became cancer free after an ant-PD-1 immunotherapy.
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Origin and Etymology of immunotherapy
First Known Use: 1910See Words from the same year
medical Definition of immunotherapy
- Demonstrating promise is immunotherapy, in which special medications are used to beef up the body's own cancer-fighting cells.
- —Harvard Health Letter, August 1997
- If environmental control and pharmacotherapy fail to control symptoms, then allergen immunotherapy—also called hyposensitization or desensitization—may be considered.
- —Discover, March 1998
immunotherapeuticplay \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\ adjective
- immunotherapeutic activity
- immunotherapeutic methods
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