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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Chan told the Inquirer he had just had a fourth therapy session to ease the pain in his groin and that doctors have ruled out a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test.
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Two trained raters reviewed the videotapes of the first through the fourth therapy sessions.