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Flashcards in Immunotherapy Deck (14):
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Immunotherapy

- Generally used in combination with chemo or radiation and id most effective in early stages

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What is Immunotherapy no being called?

- Biotherapy

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Still _____, availability may be limited, side ____ are often ______.

- Experimental
- Effects
- Unpredictable

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Purpose is to ____ the body's ____ system so it can more _____ deal with the _____.

- Stimulate
- Immune
- Effectively
- Tumor

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Types

- Nonspecific Immunostimulation
- Intralesional Stimulation
- Active Specific Immunostimulation
- Adoptive Transfer of Immunity
- Iterferon
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Monoclonal Antibodies
- Colony
- Genetic or DNA testing

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Nonspecific Immunostimulation

- Uses bacterial agents or chemicals non-specifically stimulated immune system

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Intralesional Stimulation

- Uses injection of biological agent directly into the tumor to initiate specific and nonspecific responses

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Adoptive Transfer of Immunity

- Uses transfer of immunologically active cells from donor with established immunity to stimulate pt's immune system

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Interferon

- Once used for antiviral applications only
- Now used to stimulate antibody production and cell-mediated immunity

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Bone Marrow Transplantation

- Restores hematologic and immunologic function in some types of cancers

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Monoclonal Antibodies

- Specific Type of Antibody
- attach to tumor cells and when linked with toxins destroy specific cancer cells without desturbing surrounding healthy cells
- Still investigating

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Colony

- Stimulating factors
- Don't treat CA directly but help support pt with low blood counts

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Genetic / DNA Testing of Cancer Cells

- Gives you information on person's outlook and what type of treatments might be best

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Active Specific Immumostimulation

- Uses specific tumor antigen vaccine, to stimulate the immune system
- Pt's own or donor