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im·mu·no·ther·a·py

 (ĭm′yə-nō-thĕr′ə-pē, ĭ-myo͞o′-)
n. pl. im·mu·no·ther·a·pies
Treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response.

im′mu·no·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.
im′mu·no·ther′a·pist n.

immunotherapy

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) med the treatment of disease by stimulating the body's production of antibodies
immunotherapeutic adj

im•mu•no•ther•a•py

(ˌɪm yə noʊˈθɛr ə pi, ɪˌmyu-)

n., pl. -pies.
treatment designed to produce immunity to a disease or enhance the resistance of the immune system to an active disease process, as cancer.
[1905–10]
im`mu•no•ther`a•peu′tic (-ˈpyu tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immunotherapy - therapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Translations
imunoterapie

immunotherapy

[ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθerəpɪ] Ninmunoterapia f

immunotherapy

[ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ] nimmunoterapia

im·mu·no·ther·a·py

n. inmunoterapia, inmunización pasiva del paciente por medio de anticuerpos preformados (suero o gamma globulina).

immunotherapy

n inmunoterapia
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Cancer Immunotherapy Index creator and Mentor Capital, CEO, Chet Billingsley, explains the investor reaction, "Drendreon's FDA approval greatly reduces perceived financial risk and uncertainty across the entire cancer immunotherapy space.
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The 144-page draft document aims to increase the appropriate use of immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis, asthma, and insect bite sensitivity.
The goals of allergy testing and immunotherapy are to accurately identify and quantify each antigen to which the patient is allergic so that a therapeutic approach can be designed to provide symptom relief in a safe but expedient manner.
This will be a significant milestone not only for Dendreon, but also for the several Dendreon-like companies in the Cancer Immunotherapy Index that use the same approach.
Cancer immunotherapy is driving innovations that have the potential to transform the therapeutic treatment of cancer," remarked Brad Loncar, CEO of Loncar Investments.
Immunotherapy is indicated for those patients who do not experience sufficient symptom relief medically.
Today's financial interest in the cancer immunotherapy field was substantially triggered by Dendreon's 1,000% gain on its positive prostate cancer announcements in mid-April of last year.
Other Cancer Immunotherapy Index companies are: Dendreon (NASDAQ:DNDN), Oncothyreon (NASDAQ:ONTY), Antigenics (NASDAQ:AGEN), Biovest International (BVTI.
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The USA market addressed by the Cancer Immunotherapy Index companies is estimated at $45 Billion.