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How does immunotherapy work?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Many ways

The best characterized mechanisms are induction of specific t suppressor cells to down regulate the immune response to allergens, and the generation of IgG "blocking" antibodies that bind allergens before they can bind to ige on the surface of mast cells to trigger histamine release.

In brief: Many ways

The best characterized mechanisms are induction of specific t suppressor cells to down regulate the immune response to allergens, and the generation of IgG "blocking" antibodies that bind allergens before they can bind to ige on the surface of mast cells to trigger histamine release.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. James Gulley
Cancer immunotherapy is a specialized type of therapy designed to boost the body's immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells. FDA approved agents include a therapeutic vaccine (sipuleucel-T) and an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ipilimumab).inhibitor
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Allergen Immunother

Allergen immunotherapy consists of finding out what a person is allergic to through testing and then taking the allergens in concentration to make a serum. Then these are diluted and used to vaccinate people with increasing doses of the allergens they are allergic to with the hopes of altering the immune system from an ige response to an igg response.

In brief: Allergen Immunother

Allergen immunotherapy consists of finding out what a person is allergic to through testing and then taking the allergens in concentration to make a serum. Then these are diluted and used to vaccinate people with increasing doses of the allergens they are allergic to with the hopes of altering the immune system from an ige response to an igg response.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Like vaccine

Allergen immunotherapy works like a vaccine.
Your body responds to the injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, by developing an immunity or tolerance to the allergen(s).

In brief: Like vaccine

Allergen immunotherapy works like a vaccine.
Your body responds to the injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, by developing an immunity or tolerance to the allergen(s).
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy for cancer involves using therapeutic vaccines or other agents that stimulate the immune response.
These are generally thought to work through activating t cells to recognize an attack the cancer. There are several fda approved drugs for immunotherapy in patients with cancer.

In brief: Cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy for cancer involves using therapeutic vaccines or other agents that stimulate the immune response.
These are generally thought to work through activating t cells to recognize an attack the cancer. There are several fda approved drugs for immunotherapy in patients with cancer.
Dr. James Gulley
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