adoptive immunotherapy

adoptive immunotherapy
adop·tive immunotherapy ə-'däp-tiv- n treatment esp. for cancer in which lymphocytes are removed from a patient, cultured with interleukin-2 to induce their transformation into lymphokine-activated killer cells, and returned to the patient's body along with interleukin-2

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adoptive cellular immunotherapy the treatment of cancer by transferring cultured lymphocytes having antitumor activity into the tumor-bearing host.

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