Recent Examples of immunotherapy from the Web
The studies, which appear online in Science, track responses to a type of immunotherapy known as a PD-1 inhibitor.
Gene therapies and other immunotherapies still do not work in many patients.
Although teeny amounts of bee venom can be used as immunotherapy to help treat bee allergies, a meta-analysis published in PLOS One in 2015 points out that the practice is just really risky as a whole.
The immunotherapies that block the ability of cancer cells to hide from the immune system (called immune checkpoint blockade therapies) can be very effective in previously intractable forms of cancer, including melanoma and lung cancer.
The greatest excitement is reserved for immunotherapy, a new approach that has emerged in the past few years.
Risk vs reward Amgen is currently testing its cancer-killing virus in combination with other immunotherapies in advanced melanoma and other solid tumors.
In an interview with Term Sheet, Pande discusses innovations in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and immunotherapy.
Those changes include better understanding of the genetic cause, targeted therapy to help see each patient as an individual, and immunotherapy to help fight and clear cancer out of their body.
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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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