Recent Examples of immunotherapy from the Web
But the retrenching suggests that the frenzy to combine novel drugs with the wildly successful immunotherapies known as checkpoint inhibitors is outpacing the science.
Now the truck and trailer have been recovered, minus $954,000 worth of Octagam, an immunotherapy drug used to treat problems with the immune system and cancer.
Don’t ever experiment with immunotherapy on your child at home.
After nearly a year, the lung cancer in people taking the immunotherapy was 42% less likely to have progressed than among people getting chemotherapy.
Tumors hadn’t progressed in 43% of the immunotherapy subjects, compared with 13% of those who received chemotherapy, one year after treatment started.
One group of 400 patients received standard chemotherapy and the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, while a smaller group of patients received chemotherapy.
Early research has demonstrated that oral immunotherapy is effective in 70 percent to 80 percent of patients.
At 37, the two-centimeter malignant lump in my left breast was still unusual enough to warrant a partial mastectomy, a dozen rounds of chemotherapy, four weeks of radiation, and a year’s worth of immunotherapy drugs.
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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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