NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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nonspecific immune stimulation
(non-speh-SIH-fik ih-MYOON STIM-yoo-LAY-shun)
A type of cancer therapy that works by stimulating the immune system in a general way rather than by targeting cancer cells specifically. It may also help the body fight infection and other diseases. Agents used for nonspecific immune stimulation include BCG, interferon alpha, and certain types of interleukin.