Definition of immunotherapy
immunotherapeuticplay \ˌi-myə-nō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik, i-ˌmyü-nō-\ adjective
Recent Examples of immunotherapy from the Web
All proceeds will support the Al Copeland Foundation in bringing an immunotherapy trials and treatment to the LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center to fight cancer.
Having been diagnosed nearly five years prior with stage IV melanoma, this was the culminating moment of a pair of clinical trials, four different immunotherapies, six surgeries, countless needles, and infinite prayers.
But a smaller number use what's known as venom immunotherapy, or VIT, to dramatically reduce the risk of reactions.
The goal is to assess whether two immunotherapies given together are more effective.
Since February 2016 Sophi has endured, according to her mother’s calculations, six rounds of chemotherapy, 14 rounds of radiation, a nine-hour surgery to remove the tumor and five rounds of immunotherapy.
Emily Michot firstname.lastname@example.org His team of researchers — Dr. Nori Kasahara and Nagi Ayad — study solutions ranging from immunotherapy to new drug cocktails.
Many other studies showing the promise of immunotherapy also have been presented at the meetings since then.
Yet as promising as the therapy seems, could the spotlight on immunotherapies detract from other areas of cancer research?
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Origin and Etymology of immunotherapy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1910See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of immunotherapy
: treatment or prevention of disease (such as a cancer, autoimmune disorder, or allergy) that involves the stimulation, enhancement, suppression, or desensitization of the immune system 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—called also immune therapy; see adoptive immunotherapy
immunotherapeutic\-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik\play adjective immunotherapeutic activity immunotherapeutic methods
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