Infusion of donor lymphocytes. Definition

Medical Definition: Infusion of donor lymphocytes

Type of therapy are administered blood lymphocytes from a donor to a patient who has received a transplant of stem cells from the same donor. Donor lymphocytes can kill remaining cancer cells. The infusion of donor lymphocytes is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) who has returned, and myeloma. It is being studied for treating other cancers.

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