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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And although bapineuzumab, a passive immunotherapy, made it to phase II last summer, positive findings in its phase II trial were slim.
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A spin-off approach is passive immunotherapy using just antibodies to C.
Passive immunotherapy with therapeutic antibodies against amyloid beta has already reached phase III testing in clinical studies.

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