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Related to adoptive transfer: Flow cytometry, transgenic
Adoptive ImmunotherapyA form of passive immunisation in which sensitised cells or serum are transferred to an immunologically naive or lymphocyte-depleted recipient—e.g., for managing cancer, as in the use of IL-2/LAK cells.
About 10% of patients with terminal renal cell carcinoma and melanoma achieve partial or complete remission with LAK/IL-2; some response to LAK cells may occur in colorectal carcinoma and Hodgkin lymphoma; the effects may be dose-dependent, non-MHC-restricted, and require simultaneous high-dose IL-2.
the transfer of cells, commonly lymphocytes from an immunized individual, to a non-immune recipient.