passive immunotherapy


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passive immunotherapy

[¦pas·iv ‚im·yə′ther·ə·pē]
(immunology)
Immunotherapy involving the transfer of antibodies to tumor-bearing recipients.
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Incidentally, passive immunotherapy has long been used to treat certain other infectious diseases.
In contrast to these passive immunotherapy strategies, the active cancer immunotherapy has been proved elusive.
Although ribavirin and passive immunotherapy have been reported to aid in recovery from severe measles pneumonia, their clinical efficacy is still unproven (9,10); and for the patient reported here, they were probably used too late.
Although passive immunotherapy with IVIG in patients who don't respond to standard treatment has been used since 1991, and its efficacy has been reported in small case series and observational studies, no controlled trials of IVIG in CDC have been performed to date, said Dr.
A wealth of recent data seems to support that idea: in the last 2 years, four antiamyloid agents have failed their phase III trials, and both active and passive immunotherapy studies have seen about a 10% rate of vasogenic brain edema associated with plaque dissolution.
A passive immunotherapy approach that uses an antibody against HER-2 is on the market for the treatment of certain patients with metastatic breast cancer.

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