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immunotherapy

[ im-yuh-noh-ther-uh-pee, ih-myoo- ]

noun

, plural im·mu·no·ther·a·pies.
  1. treatment designed to produce immunity to a disease or enhance the resistance of the immune system to an active disease process, as cancer.


immunotherapy

/ ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ; ˌɪmjʊnəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk /

noun

  1. med the treatment of disease by stimulating the body's production of antibodies


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Derived Forms

  • immunotherapeutic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • im·mu·no·ther·a·peu·tic [im-y, uh, -noh-ther-, uh, -, pyoo, -tik, ih-myoo-], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of immunotherapy1

First recorded in 1905–10; immuno- + therapy
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Example Sentences

Jayden started to improve, particularly after he began a new treatment of intravenous immunotherapy.

Apart from genomics, you are raising money for such research as proton therapy, immunotherapy and structural biology.

From Time

“This is going to totally change the pharmaceutical industry for years to come,” said Michael Mitchell, a principal investigator who leads a University of Pennsylvania bioengineering lab working on cancer immunotherapy and vaccine projects.

In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to two researchers, Jim Allison and Tasuku Honjo, for immunotherapy research.

SIWA Therapeutics is working on an immunotherapy approach to the problem of senescent cells.

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