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Adoptive Immunotherapy

Form of Adoptive Transfer where Cells with antiTumor activity are transferred to the Tumor-bearing host in order to mediate Tumor Regression. The lymphoid Cells commonly used are lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) Cells and Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL). This is usually considered a form of passive Immunotherapy. (From DeVita, et al., Cancer, 1993, pp.305-7, 314)