oncolysate

oncolysate

 [ong-kol´ĭ-sāt]
any agent that lyses or destroys tumor cells. See also cytotoxicity.
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Although a minority of the patients responded in this manner, Freedman says enhanced cellular immunity and IL-2 levels following injection suggest that oncolysates might be used to augment other therapies.