fourth therapy

fourth therapy

Oncology A popular term for the next generation of CA therapies Background CA is traditionally treated with one plus of the 3 tumor-ablative modalities, ie surgery, RT, chemotherapy; biological response modifiers–IFNs, interleukins, monoclonal antibodies, CSFs, TNF–the '4th therapy', are based on the immune system–eg, immunomodulation, antiproliferative, tumorilytic activities. See Biological response modifiers.
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Two trained raters reviewed the videotapes of the first through the fourth therapy sessions.
So if you put Taro Aso, the incumbent, in the same room as Hu and Obama next month, he'd probably be out of power by the third or 
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The first will be a prophylactic vaccine for Influenza A, the second for chronic Hepatitis C, the third for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), and a fourth therapy for chronic Hepatitis B.