tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte


: a T cell that is isolated from a malignant tumor, cultured with interleukin-2, and injected back into the patient as a tumor-killing cell and that has greater cytotoxicity than lymphokine-activated killer cells

called also TIL

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“Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tumor-infiltrating%20lymphocyte. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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