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colony-stimulating factor

[′käl·ə·nē ¦stim·yə‚lād·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(immunology)
A group of lymphocytes that induce the maturation and proliferation of leukocyte, macrophage, and monocyte lines present in bone marrow.
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Other key findings from the Biosimilars Advisory Service report entitled Physician Perspectives on Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors and Monoclonal Antibodies in Oncology :
Direct medical costs -- as sourced by United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS) casemix data and UK national drug prices -- of key investigator-determined drug-related adverse events were reported for these two treatment groups, including hospitalizations, transfusions, erythropoietin, granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (GCSFs) and parenteral (injectable) antibiotics - commonly used supportive care for adverse events.
Multikine (Leukocyte Interleukin Injection) is a patented immunotherapeutic agent, which consists of a mixture of naturally occurring cytokines including interleukins, interferons, chemokines and colony-stimulating factors.