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Immunotherapy

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Therapy designed to induce changes in a patient's immune status in order to treat disease. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: IMMUNOTHERAPY, Immunotherapy, immunotherapy, Immunologically Directed Therapy, Immunological Therapy, Immunological

Term info

Subsets

NCIT_C158037, NCIT_C66830, NCIT_C61410, NCIT_C101858, NCIT_C158520, NCIT_C156955, NCIT_C156954, NCIT_C156953, NCIT_C156952, NCIT_C118169, NCIT_C116977, NCIT_C159328

ALT DEFINITION

A therapy designed to induce changes in a patient's immune status., 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.

Contributing Source

CTRP, CDISC, CPTAC

DesignNote

The concept encompasses various treatment modalities including active and passive immunization, treatment with immunopotentiators, immunosuppressants and nonspecific systemic immunostimulators and adjuvants, desensitization to any allergens, bone marrow transplantation, thymus implantation.

Display Name

Immunotherapy

Legacy Concept Name

Immunotherapy

Maps To

Immunotherapy (Including Vaccines)

Preferred Name

Immunotherapy

Semantic Type

Therapeutic or Preventive Procedure

UMLS CUI

C0021083

code

C15262

Term relations

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