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photopheresis

 [fo″to-fĕ-re´sis]
a technique for treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, in which a photoactive chemical is administered, and the blood is removed and circulated through a source of ultraviolet radiation, then returned to the patient; it is believed to stimulate the immune system.

photopheresis

/pho·to·phe·re·sis/ (-fĕ-re´sis) a technique for treating cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, in which a photoactive chemical is administered, the blood is removed and circulated through a source of ultraviolet radiation, then returned to the patient; it is believed to stimulate the immune system.
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Contract award notice: Procurement of devices and reagents with the rental of equipment for the processing, Treatment and quality control of blood components, Extracorporeal photopheresis.
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Sam is having extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) treatment - also known as 'light treatment' - to improve his skin.
Her ongoing immunosuppression regimen included corticosteroids, mycophenolate mofetil, and extracorporeal photopheresis.
Therakos is an autologous immune cell therapy delivered through extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) and is focused on providing innovative treatment platforms that harness the power of patients' immune systems to fight disease.
Therakos is a specialist in autologous immune cell therapy delivered through extracorporeal photopheresis, and is focused on providing innovative treatment platforms that harness the power of patients' immune systems to fight disease.
Suzanne undergoes fortnightly photopheresis treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with Dr Julia Scarisbrick, a world expert in Sezary.
Currently Suzanne, a former teacher at Batchley First School, in Redditch, Worcestershire, is undergoing fortnightly photopheresis treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with Dr Julia Scarisbrick, a world expert in Sezary.