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modifier

 [mod´ĭ-fi-er]
1. an agent or method that causes something else to change.
biologic response modifier (BRM) (biological response modifier) a method or agent, such as a cytokine, monoclonal antibody, or vaccine, that alters host-tumor interaction. This is usually accomplished by amplifying the antitumor mechanisms of the immune system, but it also may be effected by mechanisms that affect host or tumor cell characteristics, either directly or indirectly. Called also biomodulator.
problem modifier on level three of the problem classification scheme of the omaha system, either of the two sets of terms used in conjunction with client problems, allowing the nurse to identify ownership of the problem and its degree of severity in relation to client interest, risk factors, and signs or symptoms.

biotherapy

/bio·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) biological therapy.

biotherapy

(bī′ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. biothera·pies
Treatment of disease with biologics, such as certain drugs, vaccines, or antitoxins.

biotherapy

a type of cancer therapy that uses agents to stimulate the body's own immune system to kill cancer. Examples include interleukins, interferons, and hematopoietic growth factors. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with targeted therapy. See also immunotherapy.

biotherapy

A highly nonspecific term for any treatment of any condition with anything that is or was at some point alive.

Alternative medicine
The term biotherapy has been utilised by a number of complementary and alternative medicine providers and will have ad hoc definitions according to the purveyor of the individual therapy.

Mainstream medicine
(1) Immunotherapy, see there.
(2) Treatment with genetically engineered products.
(3) The use of organ extracts in managing a condition—e.g., thyroid tissue extracts.
(4) The International Biotherapy Society lists maggot debridement therapy, hirudotherapy, apitherapy and ichthiotherapy as forms of biotherapy.
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Buccellato, who is a certified public accountant, gained control of Advanced Biotherapy in 1996.
This is perhaps due to both the intensity and cumulative cycles given of the biochemotherapy as well as the contribution of maintenance biotherapy with Leukine and Interleukin-2.
She leads national education seminars on advances in biotherapy and innovations in kidney cancer treatment.
The patents granted by the American authorities on the AMEP([R]) biotherapy reinforce the value of this promising asset by ensuring a protection on this key market, and ensure a protection already well established," added Judith Greciet, CEO of BioAlliance Pharma.
It is the position of ONS that all curricula and syllabi developed for RNs administering chemotherapy and biotherapy include current and evidence-based content regarding
This trial, currently under evaluation by the Danish Medicines Agency, aims at evaluating the safety and the efficacy of the Amep([R]) biotherapy in patients with different types of metastatic solid tumors.
CONTACT: Bruce Harlan of Corbel Holdings, +1-702-326-2805; or Keith Houser of HaloLaser Biotherapy LLC and Charles R.
Following its recent successful integration into mainstream medicine, biotherapy will continue to grow since it offers potent, natural and cost-effective treatments to both people and animals," Dr.
May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hughes Clinics is pleased to announce the opening of Biotherapy Centers of America.
BioAlliance Pharma SA (Paris:BIO), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of opportunistic infections in cancer and HIV, has presented results on its new biotherapy, plasmid AMEP[TM], for metastatic melanoma treatment at the at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 100th Annual Meeting, in Denver, April 18 to 22, 2009.