Fourth therapy | definition of fourth therapy by Medical dictionary
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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