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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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The aim of this first Phase I study was to assess the safety of intratumoural electrotransfer of AMEP biotherapy and to detect a first signal of efficacy.
Through her publications, presentations and clinical research, she has earned a well-deserved reputation among her peers as an expert in the field of biotherapy nursing.
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These decisions reinforce and extend the protection of our product and confirm the innovation brought by our AMEP([R]) biotherapy," declares Aude Michel, Vice President Licensing and Legal Affairs, and European Patent Attorney of BioAlliance Pharma.
Chemotherapy and biotherapy guidelines and recommendations for practice (2nd ed.
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BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris - BIO), a company dedicated to orphan oncology products and specialty products, today announces the validation by the French drug agency (Afssaps) of its application for a phase I/II clinical trial with Amep([R])in the metastatic melanoma, and the signature of a partnership agreement for the development of its biotherapy with the Department of Oncology of the Herlev Hospital of Copenhagen.
Provide a copy of of ONS's Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice (Polovich, White, & Kelleher, 2005).
BioAlliance Pharma SA (Paris:BIO) (Euronext Paris - BIO), a company dedicated to specialty and orphan oncology products, today announced preliminary phase I clinical results with its AMEP([R]) biotherapy developed in advanced or metastatic melanoma, an invasive skin cancer of bad prognosis.
Since November 2005, I have participated in numerous educational activities that have provided me with the information needed to strive for excellence in my clinical practice, such as the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course, Genetics Short Course, Access Device Online Course, ONS Congress, and the AOCNS Review Course.
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.