Immunotherapy

Synonyms: Biological Therapy, Biotherapy, Biological Response Modifier Therapy, BRM Therapy

Definition: treatment to boost 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 some cancer treatments. Agents used in immunotherapy include monoclonal antibodies, growth factors, and vaccines. These agents may also have a direct antitumor effect.

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