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Introduction: Immunotherapy

Description of Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy: Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight cancer, infections, and other diseases. Also used to lessen certain side effects that may be caused by cancer treatment. Also called biological therapy, biotherapy, or biological response modifier (BRM) therapy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Immunotherapy: use of immunologic agents to therapeutically enhance or suppress the immune system; includes immunization, vaccines, artificial immunosuppression, treatment with cytokines or immunoconjugates, and lymphocyte deletion therapy; in addition also index the specific disorder therapy and immunologic agent used.
Source: CRISP

Immunotherapy: Manipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease. It includes both active and passive immunization as well as immunosuppressive therapy to prevent graft rejection.
Source: MeSH 2007

Immunotherapy: Related Topics

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Immunotherapy: Treatments

Immunotherapy (treatment): Another name for Biological therapy (immunotherapy).

Immunotherapy (treatment): Biological therapy (also called immunotherapy ) helps the body's natural ability (... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

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Broader terms for Immunotherapy

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The term Immunotherapy can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Immunotherapy:

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Hierarchical classifications of Immunotherapy

The following list attempts to classify Immunotherapy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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