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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Proleukin  listen  (proh-LOO-kin)

  A drug used to treat some types of cancer. It is a form of interleukin-2, a cytokine made by leukocytes (white blood cells), that is made in the laboratory. Proleukin increases the activity and growth of white blood cells called T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called aldesleukin and recombinant human interleukin-2.

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