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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Montanide ISA-51  listen  (MON-tuh-nide ...)

  A mixture of oil and water that is combined with a specific antigen to boost the immune response to that antigen. It is being studied in immunotherapy and as a way to increase the immune response to cancer vaccines. It is a type of immune modulator. Also called IFA and incomplete Freund's adjuvant.