adoptive immunotherapy


Treatment that helps the immune system fight cancer and other diseases.

A person’s immune system cells, such as T cells (a type of white blood cell that helps control immune response, fight infection and destroy abnormal cells), are collected and grown in the lab to increase the number of cells that can kill the person’s cancer cells. These cells are then given back to the person to help the immune system fight the cancer.

Also known as cellular adoptive immunotherapy.

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