immunomodulator

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immunomodulator

(ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈmɒdjʊˌleɪtə)
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a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system
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This first edition analyzes the Canadian market for a select number of biologic response modifier agents: Enbrel, Remicade, Kineret, Humira, Rituxan, Orencia, Simponi, Cimzia and Actemra.
My doctor suggested adding a biologic response modifier (BRM) drug, such as etanercept (Enbrel) or adali-mumab (Humira) to my treatment plan, but I've heard that BRMs can increase cancer risk.
Tocilizumab (Actemra) is a biologic response modifier that inhibits interleukin-6.
ATLANTA -- A review of more than 60,000 melanoma patients found they were more likely to have a sentinel node biopsy and receive adjuvant therapy with a biologic response modifier if they had commercial insurance and were treated at a teaching hospital in a geographic area where these options were more often used.
This is the first use of a biologic response modifier in cystic fibrosis and represents a completely new approach to treatment," stated the study's principal investigator, Richard B.
Abatacept (Orencia) is another biologic response modifier used in the treatment of RA.
In the past decade, six biologic response modifier (BRM) agents targeting four different biologic targets have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of RA.
ATLANTA -- A review of more than 60,000 melanoma patients found that they were more likely to have a sentinel node biopsy and receive adjuvant therapy with a biologic response modifier if they had commercial insurance and were treated at a teaching hospital in a geographic area where these options were more often used.
Sargramostim is classified as a biologic response modifier.